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The County’s new Allegheny Go program will enable half-price fares for 130,000 residents! Transit riders celebrate this announcement as a major step toward a more accessible transit system for all.

On the afternoon of May 20th advocates from the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, Just Harvest, the Alliance for Police Accountability, and Pittsburghers for Public Transit celebrated as we stood alongside Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato, and leadership from the Department of Human Services and Pittsburgh Regional Transit to launch the Allegheny Go program, a brand-new program to enable more than 130,000 of our neighbors to access transit for half fare.

The program will enable all residents who currently receive SNAP/EBT benefits and their entire household to access half-priced transit fare on all Pittsburgh Regional Transit buses and trains.

This is an incredible milestone in our campaign for more affordable fares. Since our campaign kicked off more than 4 years ago our advocacy has encouraged thousands of transit riders, hundreds of volunteers, dozens of elected officials, and dozens of organizations to uplift the call for more affordable fares. We would not be here today if it was not for their organizing. You can check out fairfaresnow.com to learn more about the campaign’s history.

The Allegheny Go program goes live on June 3rd. We encourage all people who receive SNAP/EBT to learn more about Allegheny Go and apply when the application becomes available 6/3/24. Additionally, we encourage all people who were included in the County’s year-long discount fare pilot program to check their phones and emails, because invitations went out last week for them to join the trial phase ahead of the June 3rd launch.

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Campaign History

This victory only comes after years of community organizing by transit riders, organizations, and elected representatives. We’re celebrating the County’s half-price fare announcement as a major milestone towards our goal of a fully zer-fare program.

Thanks to Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit. Your leadership will be critical to ensure that riders enroll in the program and we can bring more accessible transit to all.

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Transit fares in Allegheny County are some of the most expensive in the United States. Removing the barrier of fares would be transformational for residents of our county. 

Supporters

These organizations were part of the initial group that helped to call for a discounted transit fare program.

Food Policy Council
UrbanKind Institute
The Kingsley Association
412 Food Rescue
Just Harvest
Casa San Jose
Black Women's Policy Agenda
Opportunity Fund
Bloomfield Development Corporation
House of Manna
Moishe House Pittsburgh
Restaurant Opportunities Centers
PennFuture
East End Food Coop
E.A.T. Initiative
Homewood Concerned Citizens Council
Lawrenceville United
Hill District Concensus Group
Harvie Farm Stand
Breathe Project
Pittsburgh Budget and Policy Center
Community Kitchen PGH
Catapult Greater Pittsburgh
Alliance for Police Accountability
Pittsburgh United
Pittsburgh Mutual Aid
Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-Op
Mayor Nickole Nesby, City of Duquesne & City of Duqesne Planning Department
Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
Primary Care Health Services, Inc.
Grow Pittsburgh
AIDS FREE PITTSBURGH
Project Silk
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
Bridge Outreach
Pittsburgh Chamber of Cooperatives
Plant-Based Pittsburgh
Human Services Center Corporation
Open Up
Bellevue Farmers Market
Repair the World - Pittsburgh
APALA Pittsburgh - Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Work Hard PGH
Green Party of Allegheny County
Central Outreach Wellness Center
Community & Students for All Workers - CSAW
Academy Pittsburgh
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Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Green Grocer

Disability Options Network