Power of the Pen: Allegheny County Needs Fair Transit Fares
February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaking out is a way to exercise your rights.
Speaking out effectively is a way to change the world. Coordinated letter writing to those in power is a proven way to make progress on critical issues. So join us for this month’s Power of the Pen, cosponsored by Just Harvest and Pittsburghers for Public Transit.
Every month Just Harvest members and guests discuss a key policy issue that’s causing hunger and economic injustice in Allegheny County. Then we write letters to government officials and newspapers, calling for change.
This month’s focus: Allegheny County Needs Fair Transit Fares!
Location: 1 Smithfield St. in downtown Pittsburgh (see map below)
A coalition of transit riders, advocacy organizations and elected officials have launched a new policy platform aimed at making Port Authority of Allegheny County’s fare system affordable, accessible, and equitable for all riders. This policy platform addresses existing disparities in Port Authority’s fare system, including the penalties that low-income riders without access to CONNECTCards or direct bus lines have to pay.
The time is now to get Port Authority to move on making fair fares a reality so people can access the healthy food, good jobs, and resources they need to live a full life!
Childcare provided for registrants. A light meal starts at 6:00PM. The meeting will start at 6:30PM. Free parking available in the attached lot, accessible from Fort Pitt Blvd.
Your advance registration will ensure we have enough food and materials for all attendees.