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Adding kiosks for purchasing a "Rideshare Card" for alternative transportation

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Alternative transportation kiosks would enable those without smartphones or credit cards to use different forms of transportation services. These kiosks are critical in cases for people without smartphones, or when a smartphone has died, for finding route information for transit, and planning transportation.

Additional benefits of a rideshare card is that it would enable companies or people to "donate" rides, which would be helpful for riders getting to work or appointments when a primary form of transportation is not possible (e.g., a car breaking down, or missing a bus)

This allows greater access to taxis (zTrip, Uber) and newer technologies such as Scoobi. 

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

Riders who don't have a smartphone or credit card. These kiosks would make alternative transportation more inclusive for citizens and tourists alike.

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 Fifth Ave. team from Pittsburgh's Mobiliti co-design workshop. The team includes Janeen, Jeniffer, Kathy, and Oliver -- 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)

First, Kiosks and software would have to be developed. The initial pilot will be downtown atat Wood St. with 5 groups of 100 participants. Kiosks will be tested for usability and clarity to find information on routes and available services.

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

Success for usage - If kiosks are clear and accessible - If there is increased access for secondary transit options

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Last Mile Transit


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PS ignore me - it does have an image!

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I realized after submitting I forgot an image, thanks for the reminder!

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