Mobility as a Service(MaaS) is the combination of multiple different forms of transport services into a single service. Different transport services, for example Bikeshare, Carshare, and Rideshare services would be accessible through a single service instead of having to go through multiple different sources. You would also be able to pay for all the services in one main place.
Move PGH is a pilot program that connects different types of mobility services that are available in Pittsburgh. The different mobility service apps will be available through a single app that allows you to access and pay for each mobility service in one place. You can download the Transit app to reach some of Pittsburgh’s mobility services now. Transit App Website
- Learn more about Move PGH here: https://move-pgh.com/
- Move PGH FAQ
- If you want to give our feedback on how to improve shared mobility in Pittsburgh, take this survey at https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/move-pgh
- Pittsburgh Mobility Collective Memorandum of Understanding (PMC MoU)
Bike-sharing is a way to rent a bike for a short period of time for transportation or recreation. You can pick up a bike from any station around the city and rent it either through an app, using the keypad at the station, or over the phone. You can then return the bike to any station in the city when you are done using it.
Helpful Links: https://bikeshare.cc/news/what-is-bike-sharing/
Healthy Ride is a bikeshare service in Pittsburgh powered by Nextbike. They have hundreds of bikes at stations throughout the city available for everyone to rent. Healthy Ride was launched on May 31, 2015 by Bike Share Pittsburgh, a charitable organization founded in December 2012. By the end of Summer 2015 there were 50 stations and 500 bikes; there are now 100+ stations operational throughout Pittsburgh.
An autonomous vehicle is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving safely with little or no human input.
In order to test an Highly Automated Vehicle(HAV) on trafficways in Pennsylvania there must be a licensed driver seated in the driver’s seat with the ability to intervene in case a situation arises where the Automated Driving System(ADS) is no longer able to perform the task of driving safely.
In order to test HAVs in the City of Pittsburgh a Tester must submit a Notice of Testing Application through PennDOT and receive an Authorization Letter from them. A Tester must also submit company and testing information to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) and receive an Authorization Letter from them as well to begin testing. DOMI Testing Guidelines and Submission Process
Current Testers/Operators in PGH:
Powered Standing Scooter - These are motorized vehicles that are made up of a center shaft, handles, and a floorboard.
Options in PGH:
- Spin is an on-demand service that allows users to rent powered standing scooters to use as transportation or recreation throughout Pittsburgh. Spin scooters are located throughout the city and can be found and rented using the mobile app. When you are done you can park it anywhere within the city and end the ride on the app. If you have a limited income or do not have access to a smartphone and/or credit card see the Spin Access page for more information.
- Scooter FAQ
- If you have a concern or complaint on how a Spin scooter is parked, submit a request to the 311 Response Center.
Moped - A moped is a small motorized vehicle that is less powerful than a motorcycle or car and allows you to travel small distances. It is a seated vehicle and has either a floorboard or foot pegs.
Options in PGH:
- Scoobi is an on-demand service that allows users to rent an electric moped to use as transportation or recreation throughout Pittsburgh. Scoobi mopeds are located throughout the city and can be found and rented using the mobile app. When you are done you can park it anywhere within the determined geographical area and end the ride on the app. To rent one, you must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and watch a few instructional videos before your first ride.
If you have a concern or complaint on how a Scoobi moped is parked, submit a request to the 311 Response Center.
Carpool/Rideshare - Carpooling is when two or more people who are going to the same place drive together, for example coworkers or classmates going to work or school. There are also different services that can help you arrange a carpool with people who are going to a similar location.
Options in PGH:
Car Share - Car Share Services allow someone to rent a car for a short period of time, either by the hour or day.
Options in PGH:
Ride-Sourcing/Ride-Hailing - Ridesharing is a service that allows someone to arrange one-way transportation. You order and pay for the ride through an app on your smartphone and a driver will pick you up and drop you off at the given address.
Options in PGH:
A Personal Delivery Device(PDD) is a ground-based delivery device that is manufactured for transporting cargo or goods and is operated by a driving system that allows for autonomous and/or remote operations. PDDs can operate in any pedestrian area (i.e. Sidewalks, crosswalks, etc), shoulders, and roadways posted at 25 mph or less.
PennDOT requirements and links to PennDOT resources:
PDDs are classified as pedestrians and operate as one with three exceptions:
- PDDs must yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians and cyclists
- PDDs must travel in the same direction of traffic when traveling on a roadway or shoulder
- In specific circumstances, a PDD may operate within the travel lane of a roadway
Authorized entities are required to operate PDDs operate in two phases:
Phase 1 - For the first 180 days a PDD operator must be within 30 feet of the PDD and it must be within the operator’s sight line. Phase 1 can be shortened with approval from PennDOT and the local authority.
Phase 2 - After the first 180 days an operator no longer has to be physically present, but the PDD must be monitored remotely.
Current Operators in PGH:
- DOMI is launching a 6-month pilot program with PDD operator Kiwibot in Bloomfield. The pilot is intended to provide city staff and residents experience with personal delivery devices (PDDs) in order to create informed local policies before the widespread deployment of PDDs.
To learn more about this PDD pilot, visit engage.pittsburghpa.gov/pdd-pilot.