Transportation


Atlanta airport reopens after no bombs found on threatened planes

The planes were operated by Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The military briefly scrambled war planes into the skies over Georgia.

about 15 hours ago


 Renderings of new signs for rail stations and bus stops that bear much more information than is currently provided

Port Authority plans new signs to make riding easier

The existing rail system maps will be replaced by more elaborate maps that also depict major bus routes with a guide to connecting to them.

1 day ago


 Signs at two gas stations advertise unleaded gasoline for $1.68 in Oklahoma City on Friday. For the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon.

With $2 gasoline, good times keep rolling at the pump

Gasoline under $3 was shocking. Now it's under $2. Will it ever end?

1 day ago


Retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker gets stiff prison term for child porn

John Longo, 58, of Hempfield pleaded guilty last year.

1 day ago


 A snowy weekend forecast wiped out the latest planned closure of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Weather forecast causes postponement of Fort Pitt Tunnel closure

For the second time this month, PennDOT has pulled the plug on a planned tunnel closure.

1 day ago


 The documents filed on the PUC website Thursday state, “Lyft will not permit the use of vehicles older than eight model years.”

Lyft files compliance plan; Uber releases driver survey data

Ride-sharing company Lyft files plan with PUC. Uber publicly releases study of its drivers in U.S.

2 days ago


Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280 million in cash

Expedia already owns nearly a dozen travel sites, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and Egencia.

2 days ago


PennDOT postpones inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closure this weekend

A previously planned closure was postponed by cold weather.

2 days ago


 In 2010, Pennsylvania was one of nine states found to be “dangerously behind” in enacting safety laws.

Pennsylvania driving laws rated middle of road

Laws have improved, but the state still is barely above the worst rating and has miles to go, said the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety.

3 days ago


Traffic restriction scheduled on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The restriction will be in place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a three-mile stretch between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley.

3 days ago


 A train carrying sand had several cars derail this morning in Uniontown.

Separate train incidents injure one person, spill ‘frac sand’

The accidents happened in Baldwin Borough and Uniontown.

2 days ago


Findlay's Moody Road 'highway' to get more study

A former detour has become a regular route for some drivers and residents are asking the township to curtail speeding on the road.

3 days ago


Monongahela Incline to close in fall for improvements

Mon Incline will be closed for up to 70 days this fall during a $3.5 million project to replace rails and ties and make other improvements.

2 days ago


 With no apparent visitors to the Fort Pitt Blockhouse because of the snowfall, James Halttunen, the curator, shovels the walks around the building today.

Winter weather advisory posted for Pittsburgh; 1 to 3 inches of snow forecast

An afternoon high of 35 degrees was forecast.

4 days ago


 The inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday, for the removal of the tunnel ceiling.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

5 days ago


Inspections to restrict traffic on Highland Park Bridge

One lane may be closed in both directions on the bridge and ramps on the Sharpsburg end of the structure.

5 days ago


 Police, fire and rescue workers respond to an overpass collapse on Interstate 75 just north of the new Hopple Street bridge Monday night. A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed, according to police.

Officials: One dead, one injured in overpass collapse in Cincinnati

Police called it a workplace accident, saying crews were taking down the old bridge when something went "terribly wrong."

5 days ago


State pushing compressed gas fueling stations for transit

Buses would run on natural gas that is still much cheaper than diesel.

5 days ago


 A  nighttime view of the Birmingham Bridge, with part of the Pittsburgh skyline in the background.

Roads under Birmingham Bridge to have traffic restrictions

Work will occur nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday, although PennDOT warned the schedule was tentative and subject to revision.

6 days ago


Section of New Texas Road in Plum to close today

The road was to close at 9 a.m. and remain closed through 3 p.m. Feb. 21 for water line work.

6 days ago


 A firefighter helps passengers after people were evacuated from a smoke filled Metro subway tunnel in Washington last week.  The city released a report Saturday that says fire officials notified Metro officials of a problem with radio coverage in the L'Enfant Plaza station on Jan. 8, four days before the malfunction near the station.

Pittsburgh subway system has multiple fire safeguards

In contrast to Washington, where a subway fire last week killed a passenger, Pittsburgh’s trains are powered by overhead cables.

6 days ago


Mifflin Road closure to last for more than 4 months

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the southbound/outbound side will close from Doerrville Avenue to Lebanon Road around the clock.

5 days ago


At least three die on icy Philadelphia roads

Interstate 76 was closed in both directions, as were some bridges to New Jersey.

1 week ago


Route 28 traffic to be halted briefly today in O'Hara

The stoppages are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

1 week ago


Weekend roadwork affects traffic

Roadwork affects Route 28, Fort Pitt Tunnel, Fort Pitt Bridge,New Texas Road, Turnpike and roads below Birmingham Bridge

1 week ago


 A Pittsburgh public works crew patches potholes on 43rd Street in the city's Lawrenceville neighborhood last winter. Mayor Bill Peduto announced another pothole blitz in which crews will be out today and Saturday patching the holes.

Mayor orders a pothole blitz this weekend in Pittsburgh

Crews will be out in force today and Saturday and residents were urged to call the city's 311 hot line with specific info about locations.

1 week ago


Single-lane traffic scheduled this weekend on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The lane closures are needed to make temporary repairs to pavement in the work zone of a reconstruction project.

1 week ago


 Pedestrians walk cross Sixth Avenue at the Smithfield Street intersection during heavy snow Jan. 9.

Mayor Peduto unveils online snow plow tracker for Pittsburgh

Users can view a map of Pittsburgh that displays icons marking the locations of snow removal equipment in real time.

1 week ago


 Ride-share companies Uber and Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area in February.

Uber seeks settlement conference with PUC

In addition, Uber's attorneys filed a motion to deny the enforcement bureau's request for an increase in fines.

1 week ago


Lane closures Saturday on inbound Fort Pitt bridge

Work will occur from 6 a.m. to noon and cause alternating closures of the far left and far right lanes. All ramps will remain open.

1 week ago


Closure set for Saturday on West Carson Street

Duquesne Light will test electrical installations from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be detoured via the McKees Rocks Bridge and Route 65.

1 week ago


Traffic restrictions set for outbound Route 28

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cause a shortened ramp and intermittent traffic stoppages.

1 week ago


 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.

Wolf touts PennDOT nominee's experience, bipartisanship

Leslie Richards has experience in transportation, including in the private sector as a senior project manager at an engineering firm.

1 week ago


Pa. transportation officials re-educate public on winter safety issues

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and AAA held a briefing on Wednesday to re-educate the public on winter safety issues.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will take office in less than a week.

Gov.-elect Wolf makes slew of selections for Cabinet-level positions

Mr. Wolf expects to have a full Cabinet announced by the time he's sworn in Jan. 20, spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan said.

1 week ago


 Travis Kalanick is the CEO of ride-share company Uber.

PUC seeks to subpoena Uber CEO Kalanick, raises proposed fine to $19 million

PUC wants the CEO to appear at its Feb. 18 meeting in Pittsburgh to answer questions from a complaint it filed on June 5.

1 week ago


Lane closure today for outbound Liberty Tunnel

Lane closure Wednesday for outbound Liberty Tunnel

1 week ago


Northbound lane closure on Birmingham Bridge

A long-term closure of a northbound lane on the Birmingham Bridge will start today.

1 week ago


 A worker finishes off a concrete joints on a bridge pedestrian walkway project. Fourteen structurally deficient bridges in Allegheny County are scheduled to be replaced this year.

State to replace 14 short Allegheny County bridges in 2015

The structurally deficient bridges will be replaced by a private consortium working with PennDOT that will design, build and maintain them.

1 week ago


Freezing rain advisory lifted for Allegheny, surrounding counties

The National Weather Service in Moon had initially issued the advisory to remain in effect until 1 p.m.

1 week ago


Slick roads delay schools across Pittsburgh area

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory that’s in effect until 1 p.m.

1 week ago


Gas prices keep falling across Pittsburgh region

The average drop was 11.3 cents to $2.47 per gallon, according to gas price website GasBuddy.

1 week ago


 A black box of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed in the Java Sea, is briefly displayed at airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, today.

Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve one of them

A rescue official said the voice recorder was about 66 feet from the data recorder but remained lodged beneath heavy wreckage.

1 week ago


Explosion theory questioned in AirAsia crash

The Airbus A320-200 airliner lost contact with air traffic control in bad weather less than halfway into a two-hour flight.

1 week ago


Multiple people injured in car wreck on Route 28

Multiple people were injured in a two-car wreck on Route 28 Sunday evening, an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor confirmed.

1 week ago


Water main break and cold temperatures close Parkway East ramp in Oakland

A four-car collision occurred on the ramp hospitalizing one person about 5 p.m., an hour and a half before PennDOT closed the ramp.

2 weeks ago


New busway platforms at East Liberty Station to open tomorrow

The transit center will include a parking garage, a pedestrian bridge, residential and commercial space and a storage area for bicycles.

2 weeks ago


 The speed limit on I-79, shown here during a traffic jam Tuesday, was reduced to 45 mph this morning.

Speed limits restored on Pittsburgh highways; crashes close I-80

A temporary 45 mph limit had been imposed during snow squalls.

2 weeks ago


Cincinnati developer to build warehouses in Pittsburgh airport corridor

Al. Neyer LLC plans to build two single-story warehouses on 40 acres of land in Clinton Commerce Park.

2 weeks ago


This weekend's Fort Pitt Tunnel closure postponed

PennDOT decided to postpone work to remove the Fort Pitt Tunnel ceiling due to cold weather.

2 weeks ago



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