City of Pittsburgh to Conclude the Pilot Phase of Move PGH Along with an Indefinite Pause in Scooter Operations
PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) announces the two-year pilot phase of the Move PGH program is concluding on July 9 along with an indefinite pause in shared e-scooter operations.
Move PGH was launched in July 2021 as a two-year pilot in Pittsburgh. The program sought to bring together existing and new mobility operators to create a more affordable, accessible, and equitable mobility ecosystem. Shared e-scooters were deployed as part of this two-year pilot program—the first time this mode was authorized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The state continues to work through the complicated legislative process surrounding e-scooters, amid difficult budget negotiations. However, without any additional state authorization, e-scooters are no longer permitted to operate in Pittsburgh at the close of this pilot program. As a result, starting on Monday, July 10, Spin e-scooters will not be operable in the City of Pittsburgh and the fleet will be removed from the public right-of-way in the coming weeks. The City of Pittsburgh will continue to work with state legislators to reauthorize this critical mode of transportation.
During the course of the pilot, over one million trips were taken on shared e-scooters. And demonstrated use showed that shared e-scooters served a wide variety of trip types and populations.
All other modes of transportation under the Move PGH umbrella, including POGOH bikeshare, Zipcar carshare, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit, will continue to operate without any interruptions. DOMI will release a full evaluation report on the Move PGH pilot program later this summer.