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Guaranteed Basic Mobility Program

City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is now recruiting for their Guaranteed Basic Mobility (GBM) pilot program. This pilot will be giving 50 participants free access to a suite of transportation options for one year and study how lowering the barriers to transportation can improve socio-economic outcomes.

GBM Pilot Program

This pilot program directed by the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) aims to help prove how critical transportation is to economic mobility for vulnerable communities. In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University researchers, this program will grant 50 participants with a full suite of shared transportation services (public transit, scooter-share, bike-share, and car-share) for one year and study potential socio-economic outcomes for participants.

Program Goals

This program will make a huge difference for 50 individuals by reducing costs for transportation and improving access to opportunities, services, and enjoyment. The ultimate goals stem from what we can learn by studying these impacts. We hope this project will prove that reliable transportation improves participants’ ability to obtain and retain employment, lowers household spending, and leads to an improved quality of life. The outcomes learned from this program will inform future subsidized mobility initiatives in Pittsburgh and beyond.

How to Participate

We are looking to recruit 100 candidates in total (50 in a treatment group, 50 in a control group) who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in the City of Pittsburgh
  • Are aged 18 – 60
  • Have a smartphone
  • Receive a form of governmental income assistance (TANF, SSI, public housing, Section 8, Medicaid, or UI)

Interested participants can fill out the online Eligibility Screening Tool

You can also contact DOMI at (412) 353-3481 or for more information, or visit the the project website.