Bethani Cameron & Olivia Perfetti | December 19, 2023 Pitt’s Benedum Hall buzzed with diverse and dynamic conversations as more than 100 government officials, consultants, non-profit leaders, students, engineers, and plain old transit nerds gathered last month to...
We’ve all heard the myth that you can’t get by in Pittsburgh without a car. But did you know Pittsburgh is consistently listed as one of the most walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly cities in the US? Learn how you can plan your trips without a car!
Perched on the hillsides that surround Pittsburgh’s downtown area are a network of city stairs that have become an iconic feature of the city’s landscape. These stairs, which number over 700 and span more than 44,000 steps, were originally constructed to connect the neighborhoods located on the steep hills. While they were designed to provide an efficient way for people to travel up and down the hills, they have come to mean so much more to the people of Pittsburgh.
Taylor Swift’s sold-out concerts have unwittingly transformed her into a beacon for public transit. The sheer dedication of her fans, affectionately known as Swifties, has resulted in an influx of commuters flooding trains, buses, and subways en route to catch her performances. Transit agencies have astutely leveraged this surge by adapting their services to meet the heightened demand, offering additional routes and frequencies tailored to concertgoers’ needs.
At Mobilify, our primary focus is not on single-occupancy private vehicles. While electrifying private vehicles is certainly a priority, many other externalities associated with cars still run counter to our mission. However, we cannot ignore the conversation surrounding EV fees as it relates to our concerns for climate justice and equitable, rapid decarbonization. We believe it is crucial to ensure that the fees imposed on electric vehicles are fair and just, not just for motorists but also for the sustainability of transportation funding and a huge opportunity to reinvest in mode shift away from the car.
Request for Proposals: Pennsylvania’s Transportation Mode Shift-Driven Carbon Reduction Coalition Strategy
Mobilify requests facilitation and moderation services to help the organization and its statewide collaborators determine advocacy and education strategies and tactics that ultimately lead to a mode shift-driven reduction of Pennsylvania’s surface transportation carbon footprint.
Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law, the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program is primed to usher in a healthier, more sustainable future for students. With over $5 billion in investments directed towards zero-emission school bus fleets over the next five years, the program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.
By: Chris Sandvig
Like many in the mobility space, we’ve been thinking a lot about micromobility as of late. The claim is that, whether you’re commuting, running errands, or simply visiting friends or exploring your city, micromobility can help you get where you need to go quickly and efficiently, while also reducing congestion and improving air quality. But, particularly with e-scooters, is this actually happening?
By: Rachel Windsor
Municipalities outside major cities quite often lack the capacity to take on progressive transportation and infrastructure projects, especially in southwestern PA. Dormont, however, might serve as a model for a way forward.
By: Chris Sandvig
Have you heard? You probably did. Pittsburgh is getting a second eastbound train! As early as 2025, two daily trains will be heading between here and Harrisburg, then on to Philly and New York.