Laura Chu Wiens is the Executive Director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT). Over the past five years, she has led successful campaigns to prevent criminalization of fare evasion, to win free transfers and service expansion to low-income housing communities, and to defund a private microtransit pilot and invest in public transportation solutions instead. PPT Transit rider-leaders are now advancing campaigns for fare equity, for bus rapid transit expansion into underserved communities, and expanded and dedicated state and federal transit funding. Laura has her roots in labor organizing with Unite HERE, and draws from that experience to mobilize transit riders in the fight for equity, access and transparency within our public agencies. Laura believes in the collective power of people to transform their communities.