The Discounted Fares Pilot Program has been extended for current participants. If you’ve been receiving a fare discount, your ConnectCard does not currently have a scheduled expiration date. Keep using your ConnectCard, even if it has been more than 12 months since you joined the Pilot. We’ll let you know in the future if your household’s Pilot ConnectCards will expire.

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Pilot Overview

In late 2022, Allegheny County Department of Human Services rolled out a pilot program to understand the impact of transportation affordability on lower-income residents. With the knowledge that the cost of transportation can pose a barrier to accessing jobs, social services and other life necessities, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services explored new strategies to help connect people with services and opportunities that will benefit themselves, their families and their communities.

The pilot measured the effects of discounted public transportation fares on participants' outcomes such as ridership, travel behavior, employment status, and access to health care and other social services.

Read more about the data here.