PPT Launches Direct Organizing and Legislative Campaigns

PPT hit the papers and the airwaves today, at a press conference announcing the launch of our direct organizing and legislative campaigns. Enormous thanks to our speakers, Dave Vinski of the Allegheny County Labor Council, Andrew Austin, Executive Director of Americans for Transit,  and to Natalia Rudiak, who passed a Will of Council in support of dedicated State funding in support of public transit! And many big bus fulls of thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who helped make all of this happen!

Our first New Volunteer Training will be this Sunday, January 27th, from 1-3 pm at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, downtown. Our first pilot test was a lot of fun and we got enormously valuable feedback on the training from both riders and drivers. We’ll be having free weekly trainings, so please register at pittsburghersforpublictransit@gmail.com.

We’ll be meeting downtown each week for Transit Tuesdays from 3-5pm to practice what we learn together and mobilize our fellow riders and drivers. Join us at 3pm at Crazy Mocha, 801 Liberty Ave. downtown for a brief review of upcoming events and training tips before we launch out onto the buses and streets. 

We’ll be inviting everyone we meet out there to sign up for PAT buses to Harrisburg to rally for dedicated funding for mass transit on February 11th. Port Authority buses will pick up rally participants at Freedom Corner at 7:30 am on February 11th at the intersection of Crawford and Centre. Box lunches will be provided at no charge, and we will be back that same evening.To register for the free bus and the box lunch, go to register, please visit www.bit.ly/feb11registration

Thanks again, everybody!