According to the American Public Transportation Association, people use some form of public transportation 34 million times each weekday in the U.S. In Allegheny County, there are many options for transportation; however, navigating those options can be hard. A to B is an online tool designed to help riders find inclusive and accessible transportation options that meet their personal preferences, abilities, and needs. Developed by transportation providers and advocates in the Transportation Working Group, including Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh a Live Well Allegheny community partner, the tool currently includes 28 options from 20 transportation providers.
A to B is free, voluntary, and anonymous. To use A to B, visit www.AtoBAllegheny.com, answer a short survey of questions, and get matched to possible transportation options. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. Users should be sure to answer all applicable questions to receive the best results. A to B will not map specific trips, but rather find the best connection to options for riders.
If you have questions about A to B or would like help using the tool, call (412) 562-5104 (TTY 711), Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM or leave a message after hours. Transportation providers can also call this number to be listed in the tool.
We’re excited about the addition of this tool in our region. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified that access to transportation supports health and reduces healthcare costs. Ensuring that all residents of Allegheny County can get from point A to point B can have a profound positive impact on health and wellness.
Learn more about this topic and the A to B Tool with these resources:
The First of it’s kind in the region, the groundbreaking AGH Northside Partnership Agreement provided a context in which a mutually beneficial relationship could grow between Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and Pittsburgh’s Northside community, establishing a framework for a series of initiatives and common goals for housing; education and employment; economic development; and health of the communities.
Website: AGH Northside Partnership
A Catalyst for Community Health
The Highmark Foundation is a charitable organization, a private foundation and an affiliate of Highmark Inc. that supports initiatives and programs aimed at improving community health. As a thought leader in public health and human service initiatives, the Foundation’s greatest success is uniting regional, national and global organizations with like missions to raise awareness and stimulate long-term and systemic change.
The Highmark Foundation serves the diverse communities served by Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates. In addition, we serve the needs of individuals who live in more rural areas throughout these two states, where health care access and human services are limited or, sometimes, nonexistent.
Website: Highmark Foundation
To make Pittsburgh one of America’s most walkable cities.
WalkPittsburgh.org provides resources and support to encourage walking as a viable commuting option, improve pedestrian safety, communicate the health and economic benefits of walking, and ensure that walkability is factored into transportation and development plans.
Walk With Us!
Do you want to improve air quality and reduce congestion in Allegheny County? Are you looking for a fun and innovative way to get healthier while walking? Join us in this new initiative to help make Pittsburgh one of “America’s Most Walkable Cities”!
Your steps will be automatically uploaded from the Mobile App to the WalkPittsburgh website to get a grand total of steps taken by all participants.
Start by getting some extra steps in during your day with these simple tips:
- For errands, instead of driving walk to the convenience store, grocery store, post office…etc.
- Take a walking break from the computer while at work or at home
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Park your car a little farther away and walk the extra distance
- Get off the bus a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way
- Take a walk during mornings or evenings at home or during a lunch break
Website: Walk Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Public Schools offers a wide variety of educational options and offerings for our diverse student body. We aim to provide options that not only match our students’ passions and unique needs, but also help to prepare them for the real word through diverse experiences.
As the largest of 43 school districts in Allegheny County and second largest in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Public Schools serves approximately 25,000 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in 54 schools. In addition, Early Childhood programs serve 1,614 three and four year-olds in classrooms across the city.
We believe that every child—at every level of academic performance—can achieve excellence. To help our students get there, we are committed to continually improving performance at every level of the District. By doing so, we will help prepare our students to take maximum advantage of The Pittsburgh Promise® scholarship, and we will better prepare our District to thrive in an era of unprecedented competition.
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, we have all the right ingredients to help us tackle urban public education problems and to help our children succeed in a world where it’s increasingly important to have more than a high school diploma.
Website: Pittsburgh Public Schools
Adagio Health provides a full spectrum of high-quality women’s healthcare and education services to women, men and communities — regardless of age or insurance status — and delivers this care at locations and times convenient to the people it serves.
Website: Adagio Health
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides programs to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility
Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide an adult learning to read.
Supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure.
Website: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
United Way of Allegheny County is a change agent and efficient community fundraiser that improves lives by addressing critical community needs. By convening diverse partners and investing in programs and people to advance solutions, United Way creates long-lasting change and helps children and youth succeed, strengthens and supports families by promoting financial stability, ensures the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors, assists people with disabilities, and provides information and referral sources meeting basic needs for residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Website: United Way