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03-21-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in GoBurgh, News, Policy

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality bus-based system that delivers a higher quality, more attractive transit experience than typical bus operations. It does this via busways or dedicated lanes with train-like stations, off-board fare collection, high service frequency, and easily-recognized routing. Because it contains features similar to a light rail or metro system, BRT is [...]

04-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in GoBurgh, Members, News, Policy

Below is PCRG’s official position on Port Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit project. PCRG has created an official statement regarding the current Bus Rapid Transit proposal. These positions were created through multiple engagements with our members and key stakeholders determining that the Core+2 option is most ideal. We acknowledge that City Planning is to be involved [...]

04-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, GoBurgh, News, Policy, Resources

PCRG recently submitted the following testimony to Port Authority regarding its fare policy proposal. PCRG has put considerable effort into understanding the benefits and disadvantages of this policy, including the implications for our neighborhoods. We have several concerns regarding the upcoming move away from cash fares; in particular, what it means to those most reliant [...]

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative Pittsburgh Transit Frequent Service Asset Mapping CARL Program Expanded to More Neighborhoods Keynote Speakers Announced for the Summit Community Leader Spotlight on Olivia Baker March Banking Policy Update March Events and Announcements Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. Last modified on 2016-03-14 17:48:38 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Image: James [...]

02-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

Like many Rust Belt cities, Pittsburgh has been increasingly experiencing the negative effects that occur when development planning is disconnected from transportation planning. In dialogue with our members, community based organizations, and other activist groups, PCRG has taken steps towards increasing transit ridership and promoting interconnection between transit options. We have advocated for policies and [...]

01-21-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, GoBurgh, News

If you spend any time near Downtown Pittsburgh’s Sixth and Smithfield corner, you’ve probably noticed the sidewalk extension installed earlier this year.  What that’s all about was revealed this week, as Envision Downtown transformed it from simple bus stop into a full-on, street-level transit station. We couldn’t be happier. Why?  For over 6,000 reasons, plus [...]

01-15-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

Pittsburgh, PA – The 2015 Make My Trip Count survey results are out, and while driving alone may be the single-largest preferred mode, it’s not in the majority. Especially in Downtown, transit is a real contender for the mode choice throne. Biking and walking are also growing, and fast. Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group lauds the [...]

10-28-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

PCRG is excited to announce our newest staff member, Kathryn Schlesinger. Kathryn will work as the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Green Cities Fellow under PCRG’s GoBurgh Program. The SCA Green Cities Program was developed to engage with Pittsburgh groups in the areas of climate change and sustainability. GoBurgh convenes communities, organizations and business to work toward a [...]

09-30-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in About, GoBurgh, Members, Programs

For Immediate Release: Contact: Chris Sandvig, Regional Policy Director T: 412-728-3339 E: Regional Transportation Alliance an important step toward improving mobility, transportation access for SWPA communities  Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) joins regional leaders in support of the kickoff of the Regional Transportation Alliance. The organization, of which mobility access [...]

08-12-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, GoBurgh, Policy

Paying to ride is complicated, but Port Authority wants to make it simpler. Tell them how. We’ve all screamed, and they’ve heard us. Watch this video: See? So, now that they’re listening, let’s tell them what we want! And, maybe win some tickets from Opus One Productions. There’s still time! Simply go to  Tell Port [...]