The University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University will pay 60% of the $2.75 base fare for each trip taken in 2021, or $1.65, increasing 3% in each of the next five years, to 72% by 2026. The authority is in talks with Carnegie Mellon University to reach a similar agreement.
Upon his arrival in early 2016, Rogoff worked with the board and communities across the region to help shape and earn voter approval for the Sound Transit 3 Plan while simultaneously leading efforts to advance major light rail expansions to the east, north, and south.
To encourage participation, passengers who take the survey will be given an opportunity to win a prize of $70 of value added to their Wave smart card or mobile app for travel on RIPTA.
The four weekdays after Labor Day brought the largest jump in ridership since March 2020, with an average increase of 17% when compared to an average weekday in August.
VIA said the adjustments are meant to be temporary and will primarily focus on fixed-route bus frequency.