Pittsburgh Launches Comprehensive Mobility as a Service App: Move PGH

The Move PGH pilot program is being credited as a major step forward for the integration of personal technology and shared transportation.

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July 12, 2021, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Port Authority of Allegheny County

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"[T]he Steel City will launch its long-awaited Move PGH pilot, which is being touted as the first comprehensive 'mobility as a service' (MaaS) app in United States history," reports Kea Wilson.

The program will be rolled out on the TransitApp, which Wilson reports in already popular in Pittsburgh.

"Under the program, residents will be able to pay their bus fares; rent micromobility vehicles such as electric bikes, mopeds, and scooters; find someone to carpool with; and, when absolutely necessary, rent an automobile for a few hours," adds Wilson.

Karina Ricks, director of the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, is quoted in the article explaining the significance of the achievement—other communities "struggled to solve the sticky and expensive problem of how to charge residents a single fare for trips that involve more than one mode and/or more than one operator." The new program is a step toward seamless fare integration, according to Ricks.

More details on how the city worked with private companies to launch the groundbreaking new app can be found in the source article.

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