2018 Champion City

South Bend, IN : 2018 Champion City

Providing Affordable, Reliable Transport for Low-income Workers

  • 101,735

  • Pete Buttigieg

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

The lack of reliable, affordable transportation is a primary barrier to finding and maintaining employment for approximately 10,000 South Bend residents.

The Idea

The City of South Bend will help low-income and part-time shift workers commute through a new, data-driven collaboration with ride-share companies and participating employers.

What Mayor Pete Buttigieg is saying:

Reliable and affordable transportation is a key issue for inclusive economic growth in South Bend. We hope we can prove the business case for serving low-income workers in this area—and that we may even be able to build on this effort to tackle other barriers faced by low-income workers.

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN