Ford’s City of Tomorrow Challenge grants money for Pittsburgh night shuttle service

Eight weeks ago, a disparate group of eight people met by chance at a mobility conference in Oakland, where they heard a common problem of safe transportation for late-shift workers, especially women. Within five days, they developed an idea to use off-duty drivers from the Port Authority’s Access program to fill the gap.

And Wednesday, the Safe Shift proposal was one of three winners in Ford’s City of Tomorrow Challenge, which will provide seed money to help the program get started…

Safe Shift was the only winner that involves a mostly new organization. Safe Shift will split $100,000 in seed money with iomob, a Spanish startup developing an app that will provide users with a series of transportation alternatives.