Uber and its rival ride-share company Lyft moved into the Pittsburgh area last year.

PUC finalizes Uber's two-year experimental license

PUC’s chairman says the long process to reach the agreement illustrated the need for regulatory reforms at the legislative level.

about 12 hours ago

Tractor-trailer crash shuts down lane on Route 22 in Westmoreland

A coal truck collided with a tractor-trailer hauling beer shortly after 4 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

about 15 hours ago

 Mechanic Butch Bacvinskas converts a Yellow Cab MV1 to run on propane in the company's garage on Beaver Avenue.

Yellow Cab not happy with Pennsylvania PUC's new mileage rule

The Pennsylvania PUC is imposing a new rule that allows taxis it regulates to be as old as 10 years, but limits mileage at 350,000.

about 22 hours ago

 Work on the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has been rescheduled for this weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Friday.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

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

1 day ago

 Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, speaks during a session of the LeWeb 2013 event in December 2013.

PUC petition to subpoena Uber boss Kalanick denied

The decision by two administrative law judges leaves open the chance that the PUC’s enforcement bureau could subpoena another Uber official.

1 day ago

 The 94-year-old Greenfield Bridge will close for replacement beginning in mid-October.

Months of detours, traffic woes on tap to repair one of Pittsburgh's 'biggest eyesores'

The $19 million project to replace the Greenfield Bridge will begin later this year.

1 day ago

One killed in Parkway East crash near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

State police said the crash, which occurred around noon, took place inbound just past the parkway on-ramp in Squirrel Hill.

1 day ago

 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at The Waterfront complex in Homestead last summer.

Ride-share company Lyft to launch in Philadelphia

The San Francisco-based company said it plans to offer its service starting at 6 p.m. Friday

2 days ago

 Lyft co-founder John Zimmer displays his company's pink "glowstache."

Lyft cars still think pink, but streamline the 'stache

The ride-hailing company has pulled the pink furry mustache and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink "glowstache" on the dashboard.

2 days ago

PennDOT postpones Fort Pitt Tunnel lane closures

The work is being rescheduled due to the postponement of the inbound tunnel ceiling work, which is being delayed because of the weather.

3 days ago

 A man de-ices a plane during a light snow at a gate at LaGuardia Airport in New York today. Airlines canceled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to 3 feet of snow barrels down on the region.

Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule.

3 days ago

 Sister Christine Sinkovich of the Prince of Peace Parish shovels the sidewalk Monday along South 16th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh region dodges worst of ‘weather bomb’ that pummelled Northeast

A large, shape-shifting winter storm spilled 7.1 inches of snow on the region on its way to the Atlantic coast.

3 days ago

 Francisco Mathurine clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York today. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm.

Monster snowstorm swirling into Northeast

Boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet of snow, New York 1½ to 2 feet, and Philadelphia more than a foot.

3 days ago

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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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?

5 days ago

Retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker gets stiff prison term for child porn

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days ago

Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280 million in cash

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

6 days ago

PennDOT postpones inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closure this weekend

A previously planned closure was postponed by cold weather.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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."

1 week ago

State pushing compressed gas fueling stations for transit

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Lane closure today for outbound Liberty Tunnel

Lane closure Wednesday for outbound Liberty Tunnel

2 weeks ago


You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here