Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pittsburghers for Public Transit: Save Our Public Transit Demonstration 6/8

Pittsburghers for Public Transit: Save Our Public Transit Demonstration 6/8:

March & Rally
Friday, June 8th at 3:00 PM
Meet at 11 Stanwix Street (the corner of Stanwix St and Fort Pitt Blvd in Downtown Pittsburgh).

JOIN PPT along with the ATU Local 85, One Pittsburgh, UFCW Local 23, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Workers International League, United Electrical Workers, United Steelworkers, International Socialist Organization, Thomas Merton Center, and Occupy Pittsburgh TO SAY:

NO to cuts, fare hikes, layoffs, privatization, and union busting!

YES to dedicated funding for public transportation and corporations paying their “fare” share!

Monday, May 14, 2012

We’re Not Broke - Fiscal "crisis" is a FAKE - Port Authority bus cuts are NOT necessary

We’re Not Broke: "The United States is not broke. On the contrary, we have enormous economic resources at our disposal. We could, if we chose to, fully pay for every service, program, and benefit that the federal government provides without borrowing a single penny. We could do so and still be a relatively low-tax country—simply by raising the same amount of revenue, or even a bit less, as our northern neighbor does."

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Union busting, killing public transit. Oil troll governor will kill PA economy to boost oil profits.

Union busting won't help: Pennsylvania's problem is shortsighted politicians - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "One would have to go back to Pennsylvania Gov. John Fisher, who ruled the state from 1927 to 1931 on behalf of the coal and steel barons, to find a state leader as anti-union as Gov. Tom Corbett. His efforts to starve and privatize public education and collapse public transportation while shielding gas interests from reasonable taxation and adequate health, safety and zoning regulation are stunningly bold. Once the teacher and transit unions are broken, can construction unions and state workers be far behind?"

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mores than one in four Pittsburgh households have no car - we need #publictransit

The Economic Crisis Rolls on in Cities like Pittsburgh « The Transport Politic: "The service cuts planned would be, suffice it to say, devastating. As the maps below illustrate, the Port Authority’s austerity plans would eliminate almost half of the region’s routes. This is in a city where, according to the U.S. Census, more than 25% of households have no vehicle available and almost 20% of workers use transit to get to work — figures that are far higher than the national average or even that of the vast majority of American center cities."

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Oil-troll Governor loves oil, loves fracking, hates business

Officials speak out against transit cutbacks - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Bill Griffin, a vice president of DialAmerica, said the company has shelved plans to add up to 150 jobs at its Green Tree facility because of the likelihood of transit cuts. "We face the very real scenario of losing nearly half of our workforce due to lack of transportation. In simple terms, as many as 145 jobs would be lost and 150 potential jobs would not be created," he said."

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Want young people in your city? Get #publictransit. The race is on. Your #transit score is public info.

Study Ranks Transit Systems Of Major U.S. Cities - MarketWatch: "As gas prices rise and consumers seek shorter commutes and more sustainable transportation options, demand for convenient access to public transit is growing. This lifestyle shift is being led by the Millennial generation (those born roughly between 1980 and 2000) that is choosing to own cars and drive less than their predecessors."

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