Why Drive in Pittsburgh

Posted by Kelsie McMahon on November 5, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Pittsburgh, the Steel City, is home to a myriad of industries from raw material manufacturers, to Fortune 500 company headquarters, to renowned educational institutions like Carnegie Mellon University. The greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area enjoys all four seasons, a unique road system, and an emerging economy, making it a great place to live and work.

In Pittsburgh, the average commute time in the city is 26.7 minutes, which is only slightly above the national average. Around 86% of people in Pittsburgh use cars as their primary mode of transportation while the rest use public transit or walk.

Rapidly Emerging Economy

Pittsburgh is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Pennsylvania and the Eastern Seaboard. Its growth is mostly due to the high influx of industries looking to build headquarters in a fresh city. With a population of almost 304,000 people and an annual aggregate household income of approximately $9 billion, Pittsburgh proves to be an economic powerhouse.

Despite the massive workforce and the need for professional drivers, only 1.1% of the total working population are professional drivers. This has created a shortage of drivers in Pittsburgh, raising the demand for those currently in the business. On-demand delivery companies like Dispatch are providing people with the opportunity to build driving careers with flexible hours and a good income.

Wholesome Weather

Pittsburgh gives you a little taste of all the seasons - warm summers, cool spring and fall days, and snowy winters. The annual average temperature of Pittsburgh hovers around 52°F, which may seem colder than usual, but it's pretty average for the people of Pittsburgh. Overall, the weather is extremely enjoyable while driving.

An Inimitable Traffic System

With hundreds of bridges currently in use, it’s no secret why Pittsburgh is also known as the City of Bridges. The sheer amount of bridges can be attributed to the fact that three rivers run through the city along with several small islands in-between.

In addition, four major freeways and expressways run or connect through Pittsburgh to make travel around the city a breeze. With several turnpikes, labeled streets, and a grid-based road system, Pittsburgh’s overall traffic system is unparalleled.

All in all, Pittsburgh proves to be a great place to live, work, and commute. So, if you’re interested in starting a professional driving career in a high-demand city, join Dispatch’s network of drivers today!

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