09/21/20 – PUBLIC COMMENT:

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal – Federal Transit Administration-Assisted Contracts


08/25/20 – SmartMoves Connections

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has launched an online survey to collect opinions about public transit in the region. This survey is part of the project SmartMoves Connections: A Regional Vision for Public Transit, which is planning for future Multimodal Hubs and Multimodal Corridors.

The survey is primarily map-based and includes a process that will guide the survey taker through a series of questions that correspond with choices and locations shown on the map. SPC worked with the Pittsburgh-based firm, CivicMapper, to create the brief survey, which includes questions about mobility choices and priorities.

The survey will be open through September, 2020. The results will be incorporated into the SmartMoves Connections study where it will help project planners to identify and prioritize multimodal projects and policies to improve connections within and across the counties.

The survey is available at: https://survey.smartmovesconnections.org


06/15/20 – Help us to understand how the Covid-19 Pandemic affects, or has affected, your Commute?

Crazy Commute? Overpaying At The Pump? Raging On The Road?

Often, one or more of these stressors are a recurring part of your daily commute. And while it seems like driving yourself to work or school has you in control, the truth is these factors can actually be the “drivers” of your day.

CommuteInfo is a ride sharing program offering multiple solutions to alleviating stress, and even saving you time and money. From navigating a transit system to finding a carpool or vanpool to join, CommuteInfo truly helps you own your commute.

Supporting Commuters Returning to Workplaces during COVID-19

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) has developed the following recommendations to inform employers, commuters, and communities on how we can all get back to the workplace safely and efficiently.

Prepared by a task force of transportation demand management (TDM) professionals representing service providers, employers, and government agencies, this handbook provides tips for managing many of the most common commute options during the current pandemic.

Source: https://www.actweb.org

Check out these great commuting options

Check out these great commuting options

Carpool

Rekindle your connection with others by carpooling. You can also save money and wear and tear on your vehicle by sharing a ride.

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Transit

Kick back, relax and let someone else do the driving for a change. Whether it’s light rail or bus, public transit offers great options, schedules and routes.

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Bike Now

Shift your commute to two wheels and enjoy the fresh air and health benefits. We’ll provide the resources you need for routes, safety, bike groups and more.

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Vanpool

Reduce your stress and enjoy your commute. With vanpooling, 6 to 15 people share a ride to and from work.

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Own your commute with CommuteInfo!

With the goal of increasing the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling or biking, CommuteInfo offers valuable resources to both employers and commuters.

Employers

Help your employees own their commute with CommuteInfo. You can strengthen employee morale by alleviating the stress of commuting and parking. You may even receive tax benefits.

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Commuters

Find a better way into work with CommuteInfo. You can alleviate stress and save time and money through our ride sharing options. You can even decrease your carbon footprint.

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Testimonials

I am so happy I signed up for the CommuteInfo ridesharing program! I get picked up and dropped off at my door and I am saving a considerable amount of money! It is a great program.

Robyn S. Westinghouse

I work at the Allegheny County Health Department. When we moved downtown, I was not sure how I was going to commute. I now park my car in my church parking lot and then I take a bus downtown. It has saved me money because I get a senior citizen free bus pass and my parking is free. I also use much less gas. This has worked out well for me.

Carol S.

I ride Westmoreland Transit to my job in downtown Pittsburgh. I really enjoy not having to drive & having more time to read or even take a nap! Riding the bus certainly makes my commute a lot less stressful.

Lisa

I commute in from the North Hills. I was able to carpool with another Pitt staff member on a daily basis. I took advantage of the carpooling program to alleviate travel costs and to have some pleasant company for the drive to and from campus.

Brittney U.

I was very hesitant to ride a bus, feeling very unfamiliar with the territory. I have been driving downtown for years to come to work. Now, I am using the bus and I am very happy that I gave the experience a chance. I am now a “regular” with a bus pass. I save around $200 dollars a month and I get a few minutes before and after work to relax and let someone else do the driving!

Jen M.