With the reconstructed cockpit displayed behind, Tjibbe Joustra, head of the Dutch Safety Board, presents the board’s final report today into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board.

Report: Malaysia Airlines plane most likely hit by Russian-made missile

The July 17, 2014 crash of the Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine killed all 298 people aboard.

about 9 hours ago

TRAFFIC: Portion of Smithfield Street, Downtown, closed for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

about 11 hours ago

 In April at the Greenfield Bridge, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster called attention to the problem of funding transportation projects. The bridge is scheduled to be imploded in late December and replaced with a new span.

Pittsburgh braces itself for closing of Greenfield Bridge

The tiny span will have a huge impact on how traffic flows into Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. “It’s going to hurt.”

about 17 hours ago

One person taken to hospital in single-vehicle crash on Route 8

The crash occurred near Spencer Lane Extension.

about 2 hours ago

TRAFFIC: Smithfield Street, Downtown closed for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

1 day ago

 Southwest Airlines said it was using back-up systems around the country to check-in travelers lacking printed or mobile boarding passes after technical problems arose Sunday.

Southwest Airlines warns Monday travelers to plan ahead after delays

Representatives for Southwest did not say what caused the tech problem.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices stay flat at $2.39 a gallon

Pittsburgh gas prices showed little change in the last week, though analysts expect a long decline to continue this autumn.

1 day ago

Wabtec acquires assets of Track IQ

Australia-based Track IQ reports annual sales of about $15 million.

1 day ago

 Smithfield Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues will close to all traffic except buses for seven months when the intersection with Forbes Avenue begins its reconstruction.

Smithfield Street shut for road project

The closure will allow A. Merante Contracting Inc. to rebuild the intersection of Smithfield and Forbes Avenue.

1 day ago

 People wait in line at an airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport. For the second year in a row, the Allegheny County Airport Authority will lower the cost for airlines to operate at the airport.

Airlines’ costs drop again in Pittsburgh

Gas drilling revenue lets airport authority lower its rates.

3 days ago

TRAFFIC: Route 51 restrictions planned this weekend

Also the Parkway West will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and I-79 from 9 tonight to 8 a.m. Saturday.

4 days ago

 "I would love to see rates continue to decline," said Christina Cassotis, authority CEO, adding the best way to do that is to increase the number of passengers using the airport.

Gas drilling revenue to help cut airlines' costs at Pittsburgh International

James Gill, the airport's COO, said about $10 million in projected drilling revenue will be earmarked toward the reduction.

4 days ago

 One of many detour signs for the closure of Hulton Road.

Oakmont, Harmar making do without Hulton Bridge

The old Hulton Bridge closed Monday because it is being replaced by a new, larger span, but that doesn’t open until Oct. 20.

4 days ago

 The CSX Corp. train that derailed and ignited in February spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Kanawha River in Mount Carbon, W.Va.

Inspectors missed defect that caused fiery oil train derailment in W.Va.

The Federal Railroad Administration today announced the results of its investigation into the Feb. 16 derailment in Mount Carbon.

3 days ago

 The Parkway West outbound will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and Interstate 79 from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West outbound closures scheduled this weekend

The highway will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the tunnel, and Interstate 79 from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

5 days ago

Expect major delays on Parkway West this weekend

Parkway West reconstruction this weekend will feature work in both directions and come with new detour routes.

5 days ago

 Developer Continental Real Estate may get an extension on purchasing land it needs to construct a proposed 250-unit apartment complex between PNC Park and Hyatt Place on the North Shore.

North Shore developer may get delay on apartment construction

The city stadium authority board is expected to vote today on whether to give Continental Real Estate Companies more time.

5 days ago

Crash, roasted chicken close lane of Turnpike

A tractor-trailer caught fire at mile marker 50 in Plum about 4 p.m.

5 days ago

TRAFFIC: North Shore lots, garage open at 4 p.m. for tonight's Pirates game

Also, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street are closed due to the Pirates game tonight.

6 days ago

TRAFFIC: Part of Smithfield Street, Downtown to close for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.

1 week ago

Most Allegheny County vehicle owners will pay for more for registrations in ’16

County council approved a measure that would add $5 to the state’s $36 annual registration fee.

6 days ago

Gas prices trend downward in Pittsburgh; temporarily lower than Ohio

Analysts reiterated their confidence that prices will continue to fall throughout autumn.

1 week ago

Heritage transportation service to start charging 10-cent and 25-cent fees

The shuttle provider, which serves mostly lower-income residents in the Mon Valley, also is adding destinations.

1 week ago

Medical emergency sends Boston-bound plane to NY; pilot dies

The American Airlines co-pilot tells Syracuse air traffic tower that the “captain is incapacitated.”

1 week ago

 Cars from the Vermonter train are scattered Monday after derailing near Northfield, Vt.

At least 7 hurt when Vermont-to-D.C. train hits rocks, derails

Amtrak says the Vermonter train was carrying 98 passengers and 4 crew members when five of its cars left the tracks,

1 week ago

 Construction crews work on the new Hulton Bridge in Marsh. The bridge, which spans Oakmont and Harmar, will open to traffic on Oct. 20. The existing bridge, pictured to the right, is closed to traffic through Oct. 19 as crews work to rebuild parts of Hulton Road in preparation for the opening of the new bridge.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge closes until Oct. 20, when new span opens

Crews will reconstruct parts of Hulton Road from 3rd Street to the new bridge and also on Freeport Road. Detours will be posted.

1 week ago

 Metal decking is installed on the new Hulton Bridge in April. The $65 million bridge is scheduled to open Oct. 20.

TRAFFIC: Hulton Bridge to close Monday; Parkway West this weekend

Also, PennDOT says there will be a full closure of Parkway West’s inbound lanes, weather permitting, from 9 tonight through Monday morning.

1 week ago

 Spirit Airlines offers flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport sees increasing traffic

The airport has a full-body scanner, courtesy of the TSA, and an increase in passengers on Sprint Airlines.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: North Shore parking restricted for Steelers game tonight

PennDOT says there will be a full closure of Parkway West’s inbound lanes, weather permitting, from 9 p.m. Friday through Monday morning.

1 week ago

PennDOT accepting unsolicited proposals for state transportation-related projects

PennDOT has released a statement saying that it will begin accepting proposals for various PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure

1 week ago

Southwestern Pennsylvania regional transportation group seeks to identify area’s needs

A group will begin its work this fall with a crowdsourcing effort to gather information on the region’s transportation needs.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Inbound Parkway West closures scheduled through Thursday

The inbound Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel will be closed at 9 p.m. through Thursday. All closures and restrictions end by 6 a.m. daily.

1 week ago

 While measurement of alcohol impairment is clearly established, there is no similar standard for what constitutes impairment from marijuana.

Report raises concerns about driving while on drugs

With debate intensifying over whether marijuana use increases the risk of vehicle crashes, better data is needed, the author said.

1 week ago

 Stadium employees leave PNC Park after the Pirates game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain Tuesday.

Record rainfall hits Pittsburgh region; flooding, downed lines close roads

The 3.43 inches of rainfall from Tuesday morning to this morning topped a record of 3 inches set in 1936.

1 week ago

 A Turnpike tolltaker at the Carlisle interchange.

New exhibit celebrates Pennsylvania Turnpike, America's 'first superhighway'

A permanent exhibit that debuts at the State Museum of Pennsylvania on Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Bit of a hangover for Parkway North drivers this morning

Cleanup of Monday’s crash scene caused a temporary backup from mile 10 at Mount Nebo Road.

2 weeks ago

 Stadium employees leave PNC Park after the Pirate game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain and rescheduled Wednesday at 1:35pm.

Record rainfall for Sept. 29 in Pittsburgh

Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with, said 3.31 inches of rain fell in the 12 hours between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh-area gas prices slide to $2.41 a gallon

As demand drops through the fall season, analysts see gasoline prices dropping close to $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

2 weeks ago

2 Southwest jets collide while taxiing at Seattle-Tacoma airport

SEATTLE — Two Southwest Airlines jets collided at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday morning as they were taxiing to the gates

2 weeks ago

TRAFFIC: Transit tunnel to close for weekend; big delays likely on Route 51

More Parkway West closures and restrictions are on the menu of road work.

2 weeks ago

Motorcyclist injured in I-79 crash southbound near Carnegie

The crash was reported just before 5:30 a.m. near Exit 57 near Carnegie.

2 weeks ago

Allegheny County executive to propose additional $5 fee for vehicle registrations

With about 900,000 registered vehicles in Allegheny County, the fee would generate about $4.5 million.

2 weeks ago

 The new Hulton Bridge crossing the Allegheny River between Harmar and Oakmont will open Oct. 20, officials announced.

Hulton Bridge replacement nears completion

It was years in the making, but the new bridge is scheduled to open next month.

2 weeks ago

North Huntingdon to file complaint about bridge replacement

PennDOT would pay to replace the Leger Road Bridge, but local officials are worried about future maintenance costs the township may incur.

2 weeks ago

TRAFFIC: Computer problem keeps Wabash Tunnel from switching to outbound

And another weekend of Parkway West restrictions looms.

2 weeks ago

 Uber is looking to launch its UberBlack app-based black car service statewide.

PUC rejects Uber petition related to limo service in Pa.

Some limo services around Pittsburgh oppose the company’s pursuit of skirting existing regulations.

2 weeks ago

 A charter bus, left, and an amphibious tour vehicle remain on the Aurora Avenue Bridge after colliding Thursday.

Multiple fatalaties as tour vehicle, charter bus collide on Seattle bridge

At least 4 dead after the two vehicles, traveling in opposite directions, crash on Aurora Avenue span.

2 weeks ago

Porsche chief Mueller to become new VW CEO

The 62-year-old Porsche chief would take charge as Volkswagen seeks to regain the trust of consumers and regulators.

2 weeks ago

 A tractor-trailer rig carrying cars was on fire and blazing in the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Allegheny Valley interchange.

Turnpike traffic near Oakmont affected by tractor-trailer fire

The rig is currently engulfed in flames near the Oakmont service plaza.

2 weeks ago