More affordable fares are coming to our transit system because transit riders took action – but we need to continue organizing to make sure these discounted fares are made permanent and available to all.
Take part in the pilot program and help make affordable fares permanent for all SNAP households in Allegheny County.
Now, we are organizing a group of advocates who want to learn more about getting involved in this discounted fare program and who will help us make it permanent. If you receive SNAP/EBT benefits, and if you want to get involved in the campaign, sign up above and our organizers will contact you about how to get involved.
On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services announced a new pilot program to test more affordable fares for low-income transit riders.
This announcement is a huge win for transit riders and it is only possible because together we all have been advocating and organizing for years. We’ve always known that cheaper transit fares would make it easier to move through our city. We’ve known that cheaper fares would put money back in our pockets for our families. Now cheaper fares are happening because of our advocacy.
But our work is not done. We need to make sure that more affordable fares become a permanent part of our transit system in Allegheny County – and we need your help.
Check out this video that recaps the years of organizing that have contributed to this win:
See this news coverage of the Discount Fares Pilot:
- WESA: Allegheny County to test drive a discount transportation program
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Allegheny County to test reduced transit fares to low-income riders in one-year pilot program
- PGH City Paper: Pilot program extends reduced bus fare to some SNAP-eligible adults
- Trib Live: Allegheny County to launch pilot program for low-income public transit users
- PublicSource: Transit fare breaks coming for some Allegheny County riders
- WESA’s The Confluence: Allegheny County will soon offer some low-income residents reduce transit fares as part of a study