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December 09, 2016

Workshop – Getting to Work: Navigating the region’s transportation options & benefits

Join Sustainable Pittsburgh on Thursday, December 15 from 8:30 am until 11:00 am (Registration at 8:00 am) at the Southwestern PA Commission, Two Chatham Center in downtown Pittsburgh.  This workshop provides a convenient opportunity for participants to learn how they could save money, attract and retain bright talent, and foster healthier lifestyles in the workplace—by exploring transportation options and benefits.

According to Sustainable Pittsburgh’s 2016 Southwestern Pennsylvania Goals and Indicators Report, in the City of Pittsburgh 19 percent of average household income is spent on transportation. In Allegheny County the amount is 22 percent, and in Armstrong County, which is almost entirely car dependent, the amount of household income spent on transportation is 28 percent. (More compact communities, which offer greater access to jobs, services, transit and amenities, have lower household transportation costs.) One way to save money on transportation is by participating in “Commuter Tax Benefit” programs that involve public transit, carpooling, and bicycle commuting. Workshop participants will learn about the local and federal programs available and how employers and employees can both benefit from participating.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will share information on what kind of “change is coming” to the transit system in 2017 and how this could impact employees’ commutes. The City of Pittsburgh will share information on the recently passed Complete Streets policy and what this means for your organization. Additionally, participants will learn about emerging transportation plans and projects that will shape our region’s future.

Attend this workshop to gain insights on how organizations can implement transportation policies and programs that increase a company’s attractiveness among current and potential employees, reduce costs, and encourage healthier lifestyles.

All are welcome to attend.

Learn more and register here.



December 09, 2016

Contribute to a more Sustainable Pittsburgh: Donate!

Dear 3E Links readers,

Please donate or become a 2017 member today and help Sustainable Pittsburgh continue working for a healthier, fair, and more prosperous region.

Among several initiatives, our Champions for Sustainability business network features performance programs such as Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, which is elevating this foodie mecca to becoming a leader in sustainable restaurant performance.  In 2016, Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants established a community garden, installed power-saving equipment, hired a sustainability coordinator, and more!  With these restaurants, SP also fostered a new partnership with Wigle Whiskey and 412 Food Rescue to help feed local families in need through Libations for Donations.

Your financial support helps us grow and strengthen these programs and more, including the Sustainable Small Business Designation, CEOs for Sustainability, the Green Workplace Challenge and the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification.  See here for a full overview of SP’s programs.

Thank you for your continued support of Sustainable Pittsburgh.  Please donate today!

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Workshop: Getting to Work – Navigating the Region’s Transportation Options and Benefits

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Sustainable Pittsburgh benefits from support ($1,000 and up) in 2016 from:

Alcoa Foundation


Allegheny County

Bayer USA Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

Elsie H. Hillman Foundation

Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pashek Associates, LTD

The Pittsburgh Foundation

University of Pittsburgh