Fund Public Transit!
  • Petitioned Representative Mike Turzai

This petition was delivered to:

Majority Leader, Pennsylvania State House
Representative Mike Turzai
Pennsylvania Governor
Governor Tom Corbett
Pennsylvania Governor
Pennsylvania State House

Fund Public Transit!

    1. Marina Antic
    2. Petition by

      Marina Antic

      Pittsburgh, PA

Public transit is essential to creating and sustaining a healthy environment, economy, and community. Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are facing an unprecedented 35% cut in public transit in September 2012. Nearly half of the county’s current routes could be eliminated, stranding 45,000 riders and eliminating 600 transit jobs We demand legislation that will create a stable, sufficient, dedicated source of funding for public transportation in Pennsylvania.
Transportation across Pennsylvania is underfunded. This includes our roads and bridges as well as our public transit systems. Governor Tom Corbett’s own Transportation Funding Advisory Commission acknowledged this and recommended that transit spending be increased. Corbett can do this by lifting the cap on the franchise tax for wholesale gasoline (as recommended by his panel), by demanding that corporations engaged in commerce in Pennsylvania pay their fair share and stop using tax loopholes, or by demanding that corporations pay for the resources they extract through mining.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Transit rally coming up!

      Marina Antic
      Petition Organizer

      Hey folks,
      There is a big rally coming up to pressure Gov. Corporate into signing the TFAC recommendations and funding transit. It's happening on Friday, June 8 at 3 pm at 11 Stanwix St. Downtown Pittsburgh. http://bit.ly/JfCIv4

      Mark your calendars and let's make a final push before our elected officials leave Harrisburg!

    2. Thanks everyone! Come out tomorrow to greet the Governor!

      Marina Antic
      Petition Organizer

      As the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today wrote; " It's up to Mr. Corbett to determine how this libretto
      ends." They were referring to the protests planned for tomorrow, Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip (2201 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA) because the Pittsburgh Opera decided to give Gov. Corbett a Lifetime Achievement Award for Education (!?).
      We think he deserves an award from his corporate friends for taking away from the 99% and giving it all to them - the 1%! Or a rotten tomato or two from us!
      I invite everyone to join us tomorrow as we add transit cuts to the list of Gov. Corbett's crimes that are not to be honored but exposed and our social service cuts in education and transit remedied.
      See link for the Post Gazette story today!
      thanks!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Proposed public transit cuts!

      Marina Antic
      Petition Organizer

      Hey folks,
      thanks for signing the petition to fund public transit in Allegheny county! Here's a nifty map of all the upcoming cuts. Share and invite your friends to sign.
      http://​surveyweb1.ucsur.pitt.edu/​files/thepub/000099/​ServiceCuts2012Route.pdf

    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kathryn Smith SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am signing this because I am from Pittsburgh and I know that the public transportation system there is lacking. Cutting funding would hurt the city in a lot of ways. Also, if public transportation was more effective, it would create a more vibrant city. If the system if there and reliable, more people will use it. More public transportation means more jobs and more people being able to get to work and more people being able to enjoy the city they live in.

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    • Jean martin PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a job without high pay. I can make it if there is well-scheduled and affordable mass transit. Please fund transit so that we can get to our jobs. We need to work. We need transit. Thank you.

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    • ken metzger TURTLE CREEK, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I need my bus to get to work I am 63 years old Please do not take away Ken

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    • Justin Cantley CARNEGIE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because I depend on public transportation to make a living. If my routes are cut I'll suffer financially and therefore in many other subsequent ways. I'm a 23 year old guy just trying to make enough to keep myself afloat. I don't try to cause trouble for anyone and I hate to see the fat cats stuffing their oversized wallets while people like me have to bite the bullet.

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    • Sydney Carter STEVENSVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm a student at Point Park University and the public transit system is insanely important to me. I cannot afford to keep a car. Pittsburgh winters can get very bitter, and it's miserable trying to walk everyone in that cold. Public transportation fees need to drop! Make it more affordable and maybe more people will use it, therefore you won't need to cut routes and such.

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