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Last Mile Transit Expansion

An expansion for Pittsburgh International Airport's third travel hub for workers to commute to the airport

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Last mile transit solution for employees to have more reliable travel into the airport corridor.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Workers who travel into the airport corridor by public transit.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

This prototype was developed by the Hazelwood team from Pittsburgh's Mobiliti co-design workshop. The team includes Tinisha, Amit, Jason, Ross and Lynn -- a cross-functional group of transit technologists, local residents, employers and civil leaders who worked through a human-centered design process over the course of two days to create this prototype. These teammates are accessible by email and can provide further detail on the concept.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Working with ACTA, there could be investment into a third transportation hub for workers, and could receive investments for companies that this affects. Transportation from the hub to employers would be from various transit providers, such as rideshare companies and driverless shuttles.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

This hub can make travel into the corridor more reliable, increasing retention. This change could greatly aid in recruitment to encourage work that is away from Pittsburgh and currently requires long commutes. Success is determined by: - Usage - GPS data to analyze if more employers are utilizing this service - Feedback from riders ACTA is highly interested in the expansion and is accountable for this project.

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Hi Stephen,

Our submission for our company Squire, which provides wi-fi enabled shuttles to commuters could potentially join with your submission given the opportunity to work together in the next stage. Our shuttles provide transit for commuters on week days during typical morning/evening commute time. This means our vehicles and drivers are available to re-deploy for other uses like carrying employees throughout the Airport Corridor. You can see our submission here: https://challenges.cityoftomorrow.com/challenge/pittsburgh/refine/squire-wi-fi-enabled-comfortable-point-to-point-commuter-transit/comments#comments-section

Would love to hear your thoughts!
Matt

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