Transportation


Port Authority union upset with lawyer's 'under the bus' comment

The lawyer forbade the union from talking to a bus driver and instructed her not to attend a disciplinary hearing.

1 day ago


 A woman uses the Uber app on a Samsung smartphone in September.

Uber slapped with suit by 45 Philadelphia taxi companies

The suit also names 18 individuals, including Uber drivers it says are operating illegally in the city.

3 days ago


 The first Allegheny Tunnel, which currently carries westbound traffic, was built in the late 1930s and the second opened in 1965.

Pa. Turnpike considers plans to replace Allegheny Tunnels in Somerset County

Three options call for new tunnels; three others would carve an open highway into the mountain.

4 days ago


 David Welborn, 7, sits in the lost luggage line at the Delta Airlines desk at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tuesday, with his trusty stuffed dog.

Travel headaches for some across country into Christmas Day

National Weather Service meteorologists predicted rain that would turn into snow for some parts of Missouri to Michigan.

4 days ago


 Holiday travelers make their way through Philadelphia International Airport.

Clouds cause more delays at Philadelphia International Airport

Dozens of flights arriving at or departing from the airport have already been delayed or cancelled this morning.

4 days ago


 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 4 million drivers to take to the toll road system between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, with a possible record-topping 600,000 vehicles the day after Christmas.

Milder weather, falling gas prices greet holiday travelers this week

A record-breaking 98.6 million travelers are expected to hit the road starting today, and for the most part the weather will be cooperating.

5 days ago


 A Delta jet passes another plane on the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where former a Delta employee suspected of smuggling firearms onto New York passenger jets worked as a baggage handler.

Delta baggage handler charged with smuggling guns into airport

Investigators said the worker was assigned to work within a designated secure area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

5 days ago


Low clouds delaying, canceling Philly flights

Nearly 50 flights bound for Philadelphia and 47 flights departing the city have been canceled as of 11:45 a.m.

5 days ago


Maintenance to restrict Squirrel Hill Tunnel traffic

Single-lane traffic will be in effect from 10 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

6 days ago


Nighttime lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The closures are possible in both directions between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge.

6 days ago


Gas prices continue to drop in Pittsburgh region

That means prices are 63.7 cents a gallon lower than a year ago, and 29.3 cents below what drivers were paying a month ago.

6 days ago


Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

Officials are still trying to determine how to regulate the new industry.

1 week ago


 The driver of this truck was killed in 2008 when his rig overturned on Interstate 79.

Is that big rig road worthy?

Trucks have become safer to drive than ever. So why are they involved in so many accidents?

1 week ago


 Juliann Maier, 46, of Ross, faces trial in Common Pleas Court on multiple charges including reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Authority fires bus drivers over crash

Port Authority has fired two bus drivers who face criminal charges in connection with a Sept. 22 crash on the Parkway North.

1 week ago


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Is Lyft too friendly to battle Uber?

Lyft wants its drivers to be quirky and personable, leaving plenty of room for creativity.

1 week ago


Winter weather advisory posted for Allegheny County

The advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. with a possible accumulation of ice from freezing drizzle and a trace of snow.

1 week ago


 A car sporting the Lyft mustache drives down a Downtown street in Pittsburgh last summer.

PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license

The terms of the agreement contain specific conditions Lyft must adhere to before the permission takes effect.

1 week ago


South Fayette advances study of traffic corridors

Administrators are dedicating $40,000 from their capital fund in 2015 to further their traffic task force efforts.

1 week ago


Tunnel closures snarl Parkway West

PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

AG charges 10 in $1.2 million PennDOT theft

The AG says the managers, assigned to PennDOT’s district covering southeastern Pennsylvania, took kickbacks from highway inspectors.

1 week ago


McArdle Roadway closed today, Thursday

Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.

1 week ago


 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

1 week ago


Drainage work to slow Route 88 traffic in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.

1 week ago


Bessemer Avenue in East Pittsburgh restricted today through Friday

Crews will inspect the Route 30 bridge, causing alternating one-way traffic on Bessemer from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday.

1 week ago


Inspection to restrict traffic under bridge in East Pittsburgh

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

1 week ago


Traffic restriction planned on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1 week ago


Allegheny County names new airport director

Christina Cassotis, a former Boston aviation consultant, has been named CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

1 week ago


 Uber is operating in the Pittsburgh area under temporary authority from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Charges dismissed for Uber drivers cited for trespassing at Pittsburgh airport

District Justice Anthony Saveikis threw out the charges against the drivers after they agreed to discontinue pick-ups at the airport.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh-area gas prices fall by steepest margin

They fell 6.7 cents to an average of $2.85, the biggest weekly drop since prices started dropping in September.

1 week ago


Con­nectCard ma­chines at East Liberty Station out of service today and Tuesday

The ma­chines will be back in ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

1 week ago


Fort Duquesne Bridge ramp to close today

The scheduled closure is from 6 a.m. to noon

2 weeks ago


Squirrel Hill Tunnel crashes cause traffic trouble

Pittsburgh police said the first accident involved two cars and the next, within an hour or so, was a three-car accident.

2 weeks ago


Parkways may have morning lane closures during sign inspections

Work hours are 6 a.m. to noon both days.

2 weeks ago


Boyce Road in South Fayette reopens after water main replacement

The road had been closed from Mayview to Hunting Ridge roads for the replacement of 1,500 feet of a 60-year-old main.

2 weeks ago


Mifflin Road in Hays to have traffic restrictions starting today

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between Slate Street and Lebanon Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Thursday.

2 weeks ago


London air control computer failure resolved

Flights are being delayed because of the outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, England.

2 weeks ago


Transport chiefs for U.S., Canada to meet over oil train safety

Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is due to host U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Toronto next Thursday.

2 weeks ago


 Traffic travels up the McArdle Roadway toward Mount Washington in February 2010.

McArdle Roadway to close today, Friday in Pittsburgh

The closures are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bike and pedestrian traffic will be maintained.

2 weeks ago


McArdle Roadway closures set for today, Friday

Work hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2 weeks ago


Debris removal to cause night restrictions on Interstate 79

Work will occur after 7 p.m. weeknights between Carnegie (Exit 57) and Heidelberg-Collier (Exit 55).

2 weeks ago


Ramp from Interstate 70 to I-79 in Washington County to open early

The ramp, closed for construction since Tuesday, had been scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday.

2 weeks ago


 Airline carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and taxes.

Cheaper fares forecast as airlines reap profits of oil slump

Carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand.

2 weeks ago


 The city, starting as early as Feb. 1, will expand enforcement hours to 10 p.m. in Downtown and South Side.

Pittsburgh to raise parking meter rates, charge at night

Pittsburgh parking rates will go up to $4 an hour Downtown and $3 in Oakland, and up 50 cents to $3 in East Liberty, plus other changes.

2 weeks ago


Rental car tax glitch nets Allegheny County nearly $650,000

Staring in 2008, rental car companies have been required to collect a $2 tax for each rented vehicle per day.

2 weeks ago


It's a boy! Special delivery is made during airline flight

A doctor and a nurse who happened to be onboard scurried to help on the San Francisco-to-Phoenix flight.

2 weeks ago


Debris removal to close lane on southbound I-79 in Collier

Work will occur after 7 p.m. weeknights.

2 weeks ago


Traffic stoppages tonight on Freedom Road in Cranberry

Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

2 weeks ago


Parkway West lane closures planned in Findlay, Moon

Closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Dec. 19 between the Beaver County line and the Findlay Connector interchange.

2 weeks ago


McArdle Roadway to be closed today, Friday

McArdle Roadway will be closed in both directions today and Friday, weather permitting, for sidewalk work.

2 weeks ago


I-70 ramp to southbound I-79 closed in Washington County

Traffic is being detoured via Exit 25, Route 519 south and Route 40 west.

2 weeks ago



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