Transportation


 The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered Amtrak to enforce speed limits along the Northeast Corridor after last week’s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia.

Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.

about 8 hours ago


Unions: Amtrak engineer had grueling shift before Philadelphia derailment

The train arrived 26 minutes late, leaving  the engineer about an hour to rest and eat before his trip back to New York.

1 day ago


 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 2.2 million vehicles over the four-day holiday period beginning Friday, a significant increase from last year. The heaviest volume is expected on Friday, with 700,000 vehicles.

Memorial Day weekend travel set to fill roads amid less pump pain

Traffic will be up from last year’s total, AAA and the Pennsylvania Turnpike believe, but gasoline prices will be down nearly $1 a gallon.

1 day ago


5 minor injuries reported after Port Authority buses crash in East End

One Port authority bus struck the rear of another about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Penn and Negley avenues.

about 14 hours ago


 Under the Port Authority's preliminary budget, the base bus fare would remain at $2.50.

Better fiscal health leads Port Authority to add service

The $397.8 million preliminary budget extends service for the 20 Kennedy, 44 Knoxville, 56 Lincoln Place and 91 Butler Street routes.

about 8 hours ago


Parkway West ramp at Rosslyn Farms reopened

The ramp had been scheduled to stay closed until Friday night.

about 16 hours ago


Parkway West construction to halt for holiday weekend

A full inbound closure is scheduled starting at 10 p.m. today from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

1 day ago


 Anthony Foxx

Takata air bag recall expands to record 34 million vehicles

The latest recall expansion made it one of the largest safety recalls in the country’s history.

2 days ago


Motorcycle deaths down in U.S., up in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there were 186 motorcycle fatalities last year, up from 181 the year before, according to PennDOT.

1 day ago


 A snowy scene on a road in Murrysville, a short distance off Route 22. A new report said the fatality rate on rural roads in the state was 2.23 per 100 million miles, compared with 0.88 on other roads.

Pennsylvania rural roads among most deficient in U.S., report concludes

In Pennsylvania, 25 percent of rural bridges are structurally deficient, the highest percentage in the nation, the report states.

2 days ago


 Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter hugs Mary Schaheen, the first passenger in line for Train 110 at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, Monday, May 18, 2015, as Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)

Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation say two would serve as a check and balance on each other.

2 days ago


Bridge washing to restrict Parkway East tonight

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. weeknights through June 5.

2 days ago


Parkway West on-ramp closed until Friday night

The closure was scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m. Friday.

2 days ago


Greentree Road paving resumes tonight

From Cochran Road to McKinney Lane just past Parkway Center, traffic will be reduced to one lane in three- and four-lane sections.

2 days ago


Overnight lane closures start at Liberty Tunnels

Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

2 days ago


Pavement repair project may cause delays in Ross

Pavement repairs may cause delays on Bascom Avenue in Ross

2 days ago


Overnight closures on Parkway West announced for the week

Inbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at the same time. All restrictions will be removed by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

3 days ago


Gas prices inch higher, just in time for Memorial Day weekend

GasBuddy found the average price of a gallon of regular was up 0.6 cents to $2.88 last week, based on a survey of 731 gas stations.

3 days ago


 Inspection of the Liberty Bridge will close one outbound lane for several hours today through Friday, PennDOT announced.

Lane to close on Liberty Bridge this week

The work will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. No inbound restrictions were planned.

3 days ago


 Investigators are looking into a report that the Amtrak train had been hit with a projectile.

NTSB: Tapes show no Amtrak engineer report of projectile

A review of conversations to dispatchers shows no mention of anything hitting the train, as one assistant conductor reported.

3 days ago


 Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, speaks during a service of reflection Sunday at the site of an Amtrak train derailment last week in Philadelphia. The U.S. passenger train operator Amtrak resumed full service in the Northeast Corridor this morning in "complete compliance" with federal safety orders following last week's deadly derailment.

Amtrak trains rolling again between NYC and Philadelphia

Amtrak said trains along the busy route from Washington to Boston would resume in “complete compliance” with federal safety orders.

4 days ago


Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service today

The service will be in “complete compliance” with federal safety orders following last week’s deadly derailment, officials announced Sunday.

4 days ago


 A small mountain of recycled asphalt goes through crushers and sifters to eventually become part of a new asphalt mix at the Lindy Paving asphalt plant. The plant is now running full-out now that the road construction and repaving season has started.

After rough winter, Lindy Paving asphalt plant may be busiest place in town

After a long season of freeze and thaw, bent car frames and swallowed axles, the region is hungry for asphalt.

5 days ago


Parkway West closure canceled tonight

A stormy forecast canceled the planned 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. closure from the Green Tree-Crafton interchange to Interstate 79.

5 days ago


Allegheny County to start road work in 4 communities in this summer

A contractor will resurface roads in Ohio Township, Forward, Pleasant Hills and Bethel Park this season.

6 days ago


Park­way East lanes to close Sun­day

Work will occur from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

6 days ago


 Sponsored by Bike Pittsburgh, the event will include five “commuter cafes,” where bicyclists can congregate for free coffee and breakfast items.

Bicyclists to rule the roads today

Thousands are expected to take part in Bike to Work Day in Pittsburgh; the event is in its 14th year here.

1 week ago


 Robert L. Sumwalt, the safety board official who is leading the investigation, speaks at the final media briefing about this week's Amtrak passenger train derailment Friday afternoon.

FBI probes report that train was hit by projectile

Investigators had found damage to a portion of the windshield and that they had called on the F.B.I. to look at it.

6 days ago


Mif­f­lin Road in Hays re­opens but not for long

The road is set to close again, in both directions, on July 6.

6 days ago


Bus and light rail de­tours set for to­day

From approximately 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., rail service will single-track through the Mount Washington Transit Tunne

6 days ago


After eight month closure, McElheny Road Bridge reopens

The bridge links Jefferson Hills and South Park Township.

1 week ago


 Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer

Lawyer: Engineer does not recall train derailment

An attorney for engineer Brandon Bostian said Mr. Bostian was interviewed for six hours by Philadelphia detectives after the derailment.

1 week ago


Outbound Parkway West to close overnight this weekend

The closures will occur from the Green Tree-Crafton interchange to Interstate 79.

1 week ago


 Emergency workers look through the remains of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Casey blasts House committee for holding funding vote after Amtrak 'tragedy'

The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $250 million from Amtrak’s $1.1 billion budget.

1 week ago


 Investigators Wednesday examine the wreckage of an Amtrak derailment in north Philadelphia the night before.

Will Philadelphia train derailment spur renewed calls for rail safety?

Federal investigators say the Amtrak train was traveling faster than 100 mph when it wrecked.

1 week ago


Hulton Road restriction planned tonight in Oakmont

The work is part of the $64.8 million project to replace the 105-year-old bridge with a new four-lane structure.

1 week ago


Bridge replacement to begin on Washington Pike in South Fayette

One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions as the contractor on the $1.5 million project rebuilds the bridge in halves.

1 week ago


 Emergency workers at the scene of a derailed Amtrak passenger train in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

NTSB: Amtrak train accelerated before crash

Joseph Boardman, chief executive of Amtrak, defended Amtrak’s safety record but added, “we take responsibility for our role in this.”

1 week ago


 Concrete is poured for the sidewalks along Penn Avenue in the Garfield business district Wednesday.

Next phase of Penn Avenue reconstruction in the works

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corp. is trying to avoid the disruptions that have hurt businesses during the first phase of reconstruction.

1 week ago


Parkway won't be pretty

Parkway West construction will be tough on concertgoers getting home from First Niagara Pavilion.

1 week ago


Congress drawing spotlight on rail-funding disputes

Hours after a deadly overnight train accident in Philadelphia, a Republican-controlled House panelapproved new spending cuts for Amtrak.

1 week ago


Birmingham Bridge work to restrict traffic

Steel repairs at the Birmingham Bridge will cause traffic restrictions on the Parkway East and Brady Street starting tonight.

1 week ago


 Investigators rummage through the debris left behind after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least six people.

Train funding part of congressional hearing

The meeting comes amid calls from Amtrak supporters to boost funding to improve the service's aging infrastructure.

1 week ago


McMonagle Avenue closed for repaving work

The closure between Banksville Road and Greentree Road began at 7 this morning.

1 week ago


 Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell stands underneath the rusting Liberty Bridge to blast Congress for cuts to federal highway and transportation funding. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, left, and Greg Scott, right, representing the American Society of Civil Engineers, look on.

Rendell as lobbyist urges U.S. Congress to pass long-term transportation bill

“We need federal funding to go with state funding,” former Gov. Ed Rendell said.

1 week ago


 Investigators examine the scene of the fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia this morning.

SEPTA train hit by projectile minutes before Amtrak crash in Philly

SEPTA officials said their investigation was continuing, but that there was no immediate indication the two incidents were related.

1 week ago


 The mangled remains of one of the rail cars from Amtrak Train 188 at the scene of Tuesday's derailment in north Philadelphia.

Investigators: Train in Philadelphia crash clocked at over 100 mph

Federal investigators say the engineer pulled the emergency brake while traveling double the speed limit.

1 week ago


 Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, met with representatives of Qatar Airways to discuss possible nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Doha.

Pittsburgh International wooing Qatar Airways

Preliminary discussions might help launch nonstop service to Doha.

1 week ago


 Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia Tuesday night.

At least five killed, dozens injured as Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

Approximately 238 passengers and five crew members were on board Northeast Regional train 188, heading from Washington to New York City.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh would join Boston and Raleigh as UberUP cities.

Uber launching UberUP program in Pittsburgh

Uber said it’s partnering with the Boston-based Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

1 week ago



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