By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh announced Friday morning it was launching a first-of-its-kind mobility program.
“Transportation mobility is key to economic mobility and a major determinant in household health, education, and welfare. In Pittsburgh, too many residents are one missed bus or one flat tire away from losing their job or missing a critical appointment,” said Mayor Peduto. “Universal Basic Mobility, using the services of Move PGH, will demonstrate that when people have a readily available transportation back-up plan they are able to access more opportunities and climb the economic ladder.”
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Move PGH is the first project of its kind and connecting traditional and low-cost, shared transportation options into one system.
Travelers will be able to find a bus, bike, scooter, moped, car, or shared ride using the Transit app or by visiting one of 50 new mobility hubs in the city.
Eventually, people will be able to pay for it all by using an app.
The city announced 100 people with low incomes will be given a paid subscription to the service.