Are you concerned about the public transit situation in Pittsburgh? Whether you drive, bike or bus to work, public transit inevitably affects you in some way. Everyone’s gotta get to where they’re going somehow, preferably as conveniently and cheaply as possible, but that doesn’t mean it always works out that way! Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group‘s GoBurgh initiative is the local leading voice for restoring PA’s transportation funding and they’re hosting a rally this Thursday in Market Square for “Transit Day”.
According to their website, “GoBurgh convenes communities, organizations and business to work toward a sustainable and vibrant transit infrastructure. It is the leading non-partisan voice on transit issues in the Pittsburgh Region. It connects local partners with extensive research-backed data on transit-oriented development issues and conducts advocacy through monitoring local, regional and state government to ensure smart and equitable legislation and regulation development.”
GoBurgh operates under the premise that “effective transit is the lifeblood of any urban environment.” Without high quality and accessible transportation, neighborhoods become overrun with traffic and suffer from accelerated disinvestment and decreased economic opportunities for all. Our city is on the rise and the current transit situation is putting a serious damper on an otherwise prime situation!
To draw attention to the importance of this issue, GoBurgh is hosting a “Transit Day” celebration this Thursday at noon in Market Square. Highlights include a performance from Josh Verbanets of Meeting of Important People, remarks from Senator Costa, Sentator Vulakovich, and Executive Fitzgerald and free mini Smiley Cookies for anyone wearing a “Transit Yes” button. For full “Transit Day” details visit here, and if you’re still not clued in as to how transit affects you, peep this video below.
See you at the rally!