Transportation


Mon Incline reopens after mechanical issue

Shuttle buses transported riders between the incline stations.

about 3 hours ago


West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to remain closed

The work is part of the $39 million West Carson Street reconstruction project that is scheduled to continue into April 2016.

about 4 hours ago


Section of Glass Run Road closed today, Friday

The road was scheduled to close from 7 a.m. today to 7 p.m. Friday between Baldwin and Gensler roads.

about 4 hours ago


Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

1 day ago


Lane closures will occur on West End Bridge

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through June 5.

about 13 hours ago


 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck involving an Amtrak train that was headed to New York City, but derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotive cabs

A crash earlier this month in Philadelphia left eight people dead and about 200 injured.

1 day ago


 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

2 days ago


Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

2 days ago


Nighttime tunnel work to cause minor Red Line delays in Mt. Lebanon

The inbound side of the tunnel will close around 8 p.m. weeknights, causing single-tracking in the outbound tunnel.

2 days ago


Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

2 days ago


 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

1 day ago


Gas line replacement to restrict traffic on Mansfield Avenue in Green Tree

Work will occur between Doubletree Drive and School Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30.

2 days ago


Thoms Run Road in Collier to reopen today

A section of the road was closed April 15 and traffic has been detoured during a $300,000 bridge replacement project.

2 days ago


 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck when an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

The NTSB has been recommending that passenger and freight train cabs have audio recorders since the late 1990s.

2 days ago


Amtrak crash survivors, victims' families up against federal cap on damages

Family members and survivors in a 2008 Calif. crash sought to pressure Congress to lift the $200 million liability cap per rail accident.

2 days ago


 A Port Authority of Allegheny County committee last week approved a 30-day public comment period starting June 1 on the subject of a fee for ConnectCards, which currently are issued for free.

Port Authority considers charging one-time fee for ConnectCards

The Allegheny County agency will seek public input as it conducts a top-to-bottom review of its fare policies.

3 days ago


 Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets escorted an Air France plane to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport today after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according the U.S. military.

Planes searched at NYC airport after threats made

The FBI says it believes the same caller made the threats and the airliners were being screened as a precaution.

2 days ago


Delta Air Lines restricts access to flight data

It’s part of a bigger trend in the airline industry that has made it harder for travelers to comparison shop for flights.

2 days ago


More overnight closures on Parkway West this week

Tuesday brings an inbound closure; the outbound side closes Wednesday through Friday.

2 days ago


Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.

5 days ago


 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.

6 days 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 week 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 week 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.

6 days 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.

6 days ago


Parkway West ramp at Rosslyn Farms reopened

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

6 days 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 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Bridge washing to restrict Parkway East tonight

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Overnight lane closures start at Liberty Tunnels

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

1 week ago


Pavement repair project may cause delays in Ross

Pavement repairs may cause delays on Bascom Avenue in Ross

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Park­way East lanes to close Sun­day

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

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Mif­f­lin Road in Hays re­opens but not for long

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

1 week 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

1 week ago



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