PPT led a spirited demonstration to Save Our Public Transit on Friday, June 8th in Downtown Pittsburgh. Over 200 transit riders and workers marched together to call for more public transit—not less. Besides demanding a stop to bus cuts, speakers called upon lawmakers to create a dedicated source of funding for transportation and upon corporations and massive “nonprofit” companies like UPMC to pay their “fare” share for our transit system. At the end of the rally, a dozen transit advocates performed nonviolent civil disobedience in a sit-down on Fifth Ave and were arrested. They issued this statement in advance.
Read the Post Gazette’s article here!
Read the report in the City Paper here!
See the Tribune-Review’s recap here!
Watch WTAE’s news coverage here!
Thank you to all the organizations that endorsed and supported this action (ATU, One Pittsburgh, UE, Unite Here, ISO Pittsburgh, WIL, USW, PIIN, Sierra Club Allegheny Group, USW, PSL, IWW, Occupy Pittsburgh, and Thomas Merton Center).
Thank you so much to everyone who showed up to stand together for transit—let’s keep up the fight!