Road work to affect major arteries

Road work planned for Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Route 51, I-376, I-279, Route 65 and Washington Road area.

about 2 hours ago

State to close lanes in Fort Pitt Tunnels

Maintenance and cleaning will close one lane in both directions in the Fort Pitt Tunnels starting Sunday night, PennDOT announced.

about 13 hours ago

South Hills Village parking garage tackles vacancies

The $24 million garage is more than half-empty on a typical weekday.

1 day ago

Route 22 in Monroeville restricted today, Thursday

Lane closures on Route 22-William Penn Highway in Monroeville are expected to cause delays for drivers today and Thursday.

3 days ago

Gasoline prices inch up in Pittsburgh region

Gas prices rose 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon yesterday.

5 days ago

Golden Mile Highway construction scheduled to begin tonight

A $10.7 million construction project on Route 286 in Monroeville was scheduled to begin tonight, weather permitting, PennDOT announced.

5 days ago

Old addresses returning to renewed East Liberty

East Liberty is having a reversion of street names to go with its recent reversal of fortune.

5 days ago

 Work was underway at the Route 51-88 construction site.

Troubles slow Route 51-88 project

Relocating a maze of utilities has slowed the work at this major South Hills intersection.

5 days ago

 Three major projects are planned for this year and beyond on the Parkway West and the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

Work on Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnels coming

Before the work begins, PennDOT has a big decision to make: repair the ceilings of the tunnels or seek more money to remove them altogether.

5 days ago

Weekend lane closures possible on Portal Bridge

Right-lane closures are possible in both directions between the Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne bridges in Downtown Pittsburgh today and Sunday.

1 week ago

 Construction equipment lines North Millvale Avenue in Garfield as construction crews work on various projects along Penn Avenue between Evaline and Mathilda Streets.

Underground detours cause delay in Penn Avenue project in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood

The project began Aug. 19 and was to be completed by early December of this year.

1 week ago

 A vehicle sporting the Lyft mustache logo in the Cultural District in March.

Yellow Cab applies for license for ride share service

"Yellow X" would let drivers use their own vehicles and connect with riders either via a smartphone app or Yellow Cab dispatchers.

1 week ago

 The intersection of Shady and Forbes avenues in Squirrel Hill has reopened after officials investigated a suspicious package. Police eventually determined the package didn't pose a threat.

Squirrel Hill intersection reopens

The intersection of Shady and Forbes avenues had been shut down while police investigate a report of the suspicious package.

1 week ago

Detours, restrictions, delays in store for transit riders this weekend

Nearly 50 Port Authority bus routes will be affected Saturday by street closures in Downtown Pittsburgh for the annual MS Walk.

1 week ago

Woman dies in crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Lucille Nicasio, 83. An autopsy is scheduled for today or Saturday.

1 week ago

Inbound Route 28 lane to close this weekend

The closure will begin at 8 tonight and continue through 5 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago

 Work was underway yesterday at the Route 51-88 construction site.

PennDOT warning to drivers: Slow down in work zones

If the sight of orange construction barrels makes you see red, this is not going to be a pleasant summer for you.

1 week ago

Route 65 bridge work to restrict daytime traffic

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through the end of the month.

1 week ago

Route 28 ramp to East Ohio Street closing Thursday

The ramp is being reconstructed as part of the $15.4 million final phase of the Route 28 project.

1 week ago

 McArdle Roadway has reopened after a crash closed it briefly this morning. The crash, which possibly occurred when a driver swerved to avoid a boulder, happened around 6:45 a.m.

McArdle Roadway reopens after crash

The crash, which possibly occurred when a driver swerved to avoid a boulder on the road, happened around 6:45 a.m.

1 week ago

Express E-ZPass lanes closed today at Gateway

E-ZPass customers will be directed to the conventional E-ZPass lanes on the right side of the plaza.

1 week ago

Inbound Route 28 ramp 
to East Ohio Street closing

The closure will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 5 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago

 Cleanup continued Tuesday on the Mount Washington hillside after a landslide.

Mount Washington landslide halts trains, Duquesne Incline; restaurant closed as precaution

Part of the Mount Washington hillside gave way this morning, causing mud and trees to fall across railroad tracks along West Carson Street.

1 week ago

Pennsylvania had fewest traffic deaths in 2013 since records began in 1928

Traffic fatalities fell from 1,310 in 2012 to 1,208 in 2013, according to statistics released by the state Department of Transportation.

1 week ago

Port Authority T riders can expect delays of up to 40 minutes this afternoon

The authority said a power issue could cause "significant delays" throughout the light-rail system.

1 week ago

Babcock Boulevard in Shaler to close overnight for bridge work

Alternating one-way traffic northbound will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays; overnight closures will be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

1 week ago

Penn Circle street name vanishing in East Liberty

East Liberty Development Inc. announced that street signs have begun to be changed and the conversion will continue throughout the week.

1 week ago

Pa. troopers to pose as road workers to nab speeders

A sting operation will try to slow drivers down in turnpike work zones.

1 week ago

Traffic restrictions Tuesday near PNC Park

Officials will be training for a hypothetical scenario in which suspicious packages are reported during a World Series game.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices the same over the past week

Local gas prices were averaging $3.65 a gallon yesterday; the national average is up 1.3 cents per gallon to $3.55 a gallon.

1 week ago

Lane closures start today on southbound Route 51

Cable crews will be installing lines in the area.

1 week ago

 Transit rider Wayne Gray of Glassport, shown along 19th Street on the South Side, says it takes him more than two hours to get from Glassport to the South Side using buses, sometimes waiting 45 minutes for one to arrive.

Cuts in suburban bus routes changed lives

Act 89 restored funding to the Port Authority. But the authority isn't considering expanding its routes right now.

1 week ago

Parkway West crash snarls inbound traffic

Traffic remained backed up late this morning on the Parkway West inbound after a two-vehicle crash.

2 weeks ago

 Funding from the state’s new transportation plan will cover an estimated $40 million Birmingham Bridge rehabilitation and more than 20 other projects in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Act 89 funds allow bridge, road improvements to move forward

The funds will cover multiple projects in the region, including work on the Birmingham Bridge and Route 50.

2 weeks ago

Scott residents want to keep bus service

The township asked the Port Authority to suspend bus service on Orchard Spring Road between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays and all weekends.

2 weeks ago

 Brookline Boulevard in Brookline is pockmarked with hundreds of potholes. The street is now scheduled to be repaved this summer.

Pothole complaints top 6,100 in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh can only pave about 27 miles of streets this year, but Mayor Bill Peduto hopes to increase the capital budget in the future.

2 weeks ago

 Lyft coverage map.

Lyft expands coverage to airport, Pittsburgh western suburbs

The new coverage area will include McKees Rocks and Robinson, the airport, and "everything in between," the company said in a statement.

2 weeks ago

PennDOT approves $2 million in traffic signal improvements for Rt. 22

Business Rt. 22 in Monroeville and Murrysville will be the focus of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this year.

2 weeks ago

GM chief deflects House salvo

In her first head-on questioning from Congress, General Motors' new chief executive, Mary Barra, sought Tuesday to quell a furor.

2 weeks ago

 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, left, and Gov. Tom Corbett chat Tuesday after the  ceremony at the East Liberty Transit Center.

State transportation bill leads to $5 million more for East Liberty Transit Center

Tuesday’s announcement means Pennsylvania has contributed a total of $21.3 million to the project.

2 weeks ago

 The city has painted bike lanes bright green with a special paint that is slip-resistant and lasts longer. Mayor Bill Peduto is working with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to create Downtown's first dedicated bike lane.

Peduto: Pittsburgh to have a dedicated Downtown bike lane by September

Mayor Bill Peduto told the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership he expects to have the lane in place before a major bicycle conference here.

2 weeks ago

Pennsylvania Turnpike turnpike detour lifted after fire, crash

Crews cleared the debris and reopened the westbound lanes about 9:45 a.m. today.

2 weeks ago

Bridge washing to cause single-lane closures on Route 28 in Harmar

The closures will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2 weeks ago

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

The nation's top auto safety regulator will seek to cast blame on General Motors.

2 weeks ago

Woman killed by oncoming tractor-trailer on I-70

State police were asking for help in finding the tractor-trailer, which kept on going after it struck the woman and grazed her car.

2 weeks ago

Gasoline prices down slightly in the Pittsburgh area

The average price yesterday in the area was $3.65 a gallon.

2 weeks ago

U.S. considered, said no to GM air bag probe in '07

Congress is investigating an ignition-switch defect that can lead to air bag failure and has been tied to 13 deaths.

2 weeks ago

Pirates game creates parking challenge

Getting to Downtown and the North Shore will be a challenge today as the Pirates open their season at PNC Park.

2 weeks ago

 Rialto Street connects Troy Hill to Route 28. The steep road will reopen Monday after being closed since 2011.

Residents of Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood welcome Rialto Street reopening

Rialto Street, a main thoroughfare into and out of the North Side neighborhood, is re-opening for the first time in more than 2½ years.

2 weeks ago

 Twenty-three tank cars carrying ethanol derailed in New Brighton Oct. 20, 2006. The cars involved in the accident were DOT-111s, which were designed in the early 1960s to carry nonhazardous materials such as corn syrup. More and more, however, they have been used to carry cargo they are not designed or suitable to carry: explosive crude oil. “They’re Pepsi cans on wheels,” says Fred Millar, a Washington, D.C., consultant to the rail industry.

1960s-era rail cars hauling crude oil badly need makeover as accidents multiply

For more than 20 years, safety officials have warned about these cars as accidents involving them have multiplied.

2 weeks ago


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