“When we expand public transit, we expand what is possible for future generations.”
We’ve always known that transit is essential for riders. But this pandemic has shown us that that we’re all reliant on transit–and how it keeps the riders moving that keep us fed, who care for our sick and do the essential work that keeps us all alive.
2020 has been a tough year. But progress is still possible: this past week, Port Authority began running new and permanent weekend service on the 20, 22, 29, 36, 39, 60, 74, 93 routes!
The announcement means victory for 6 communities that organized with PPT over the past three years. And now, Allegheny County has weekend service on NEARLY ALL LOCAL ROUTES!
This is truly transformative, but it would not have happened if riders had not spoken up about the importance of transit.
This year, for our year-end fundraiser, PPT is telling the story of the campaigns and the people who fueled them.
We hope that you will join us in supporting this work, because transformation does not come without being organized and making demands.
Read these stories of victories we’ve won for communities because of transit rider leadership – and donate to keep this work strong:
- Ms Teaira Collins on winning weekend service for 99% of Allegheny County Local routes
- Ms. Nora Kelly on winning expanded service for the 39 – Brookline
- Ms. Cindy Ruli on winning restoration of service on the 22 – McCoy