Transportation


Skies darken for new airline PEOPLExpress

Three months after taking to the skies, PEOPLExpress has been grounded with both of its planes out of commission.

10 minutes ago


Traffic restrictions scheduled today and Wednesday in Moon, Robinson

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days on Beaver Grade Road.

about 16 hours ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett announces the start of a $28.5 million repair project on the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday.

In visit to Pittsburgh bridge, Corbett touts transportation improvements

The governor said the 250 projects underway by the end of 2014 would not have been possible without the transportation bill of last year.

about 1 hour ago


Part of Pitcairn Road in Monroeville to reopen after slide repair

The section between Monroeville and Stroeschein roads has been closed since May because of a landslide.

about 14 hours ago


Two charged in Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal allowed to complete diversion program

Dennis Miller and Jeffrey Suzenski will have charges against them dropped, if they successfully complete a two-year diversion program, a

about 8 hours ago


Somerset County man arrested after loaded gun found at Baltimore-Wash. airport

The federal Transportation Security Administration says its officers found the .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a carry-on Monday.

about 12 hours ago


Safety concerns lead to overnight Parkway West closures during construction near Carnegie

PennDOT has been using lane closures during the $72.8 million reconstruction project, but it said there have been too many close calls.

about 1 hour ago


Two charged in Pa. Turnpike scandal due in court today

Two men charged last year in the Pennsylvania Turnpike “pay-to-play” scandal could have charges against them dropped.

1 day ago


Old Freeport Road in O'Hara closing for bridge repairs

The road was scheduled to close for one week starting at 6 a.m.

1 day ago


Lane to close on northbound Route 19 in Pine

The closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday between Route 910 and North Chapel Road.

1 day ago


Traffic restrictions start today on 10th Street Bridge

The restrictions will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

1 day ago


 Dennis McCormack, of Rockaway, N.J., checks the departure board only to find out that his flight to Newark, N.J., has been canceled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the U.S.

FAA: Two weeks to reopen sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic control center

The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13.

1 day ago


Glenbury Street in Overbrook closure starts today

The road will remain closed until Oct. 20 between Route 51 and Aaron Avenue.

1 day ago


I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close next two nights

Restrictions should be lifted by 6 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

1 day ago


Airlines clearing passengers stranded after fire

Some 985 U.S. flights had been delayed and 852 canceled as of 12:30 p.m. New York time Sunday.

2 days ago


 Passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. All flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports were halted Friday morning because of a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

Suspected arson in Chicago disrupts 1,950 flights

At a suburban air traffic control center, a contract employee who recently was told he was being transferred to Hawaii set a fire.

4 days ago


Road, ramp closings set for Great Race

Travelers in the East End, Downtown and South Hills will face obstacles on Sunday morning.

4 days ago


Route 88 to close near Route 51 on Sunday

The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

4 days ago


Transit tunnel to close tonight; rail service to be detoured

Rail service will detour in both directions via Allentown, bypassing Station Square.

4 days ago


Ben Avon Heights Road in Ohio Township to be restricted today

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Home Depot Drive and Camp Horne Road.

4 days ago


 All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early today due to a fire at an air traffic control tower, snarling traffic nationwide ahead of the weekend.

Chicago flight center fire affects Pittsburgh air traffic

The Chicago Department of Aviation said employees at the control tower in Aurora, Ill., were evacuated when the fire broke out.

4 days ago


 A Port Authority bus crashed Monday when it veered off the Parkway North and went over an embankment along Evergreen Road.

Driver who left scene of bus crash on Parkway North had prior incident

Brookline man was charged in 2011 with failing to remain at scene of crash, but the charges were later dropped.

5 days ago


 People leaving the Airside Terminal of Pittsburgh International Airport, look back at the Tyrannosaurus Rex bone structure from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Delays expected at Pittsburgh airport due to work on people mover trains

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 3, only one of the two trains will be operating, resulting in longer waits at the stations.

4 days ago


Babcock Boulevard lane closures set today in Ross

Lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Rock Ridge Road and Brookview Lane.

5 days ago


Section of Glass Run Road to close for two months starting Friday

The bridge is between Baldwin and Gensler roads and is scheduled to close at 7 a.m., with reopening scheduled for Nov. 24.

5 days ago


 A Port Authority bus crashed Monday after veering off the Parkway North.

Lawyer says second Port Authority driver not at fault in parkway bus crash

The attorney said he believed the crash was caused by a malfunction of one of the buses.

5 days ago


Line painting crews on Parkway North today

PennDOT urged motorists to stay well behind the paint crews to avoid vehicle damage.

6 days ago


PennDOT revises I-79 ramp work schedule in Marshall

One closure scheduled for tonight has been canceled while another ramp will shut down at 7 p.m.

6 days ago


 Emergency crews work the scene Monday where a bus drove off the southbound side of Interstate 279 in the North Hills.

Union leader disputes claim Port Authority bus drivers were reckless

Stephen Palonis, president of Local 85 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, said he had spoken to both drivers.

6 days ago


PennDOT revises schedule for I-79 ramp closures tonight in Marshall

The ramps will close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday during paving.

1 week ago


 Emergency crews work the scene Monday where a bus drove off the southbound side of Interstate 279 in the North Hills, flipped down a hillside and finally came to a rest on Evergreen Road.

Bus drivers may have been racing before crash off parkway

Surveillance video shows the drivers gesturing to each other, possibly in a joking manner, as they raced down the Parkway North on Monday.

1 week ago


Brownsville Road paving to restrict traffic in Carrick

The work will take several days during milling and resurfacing, the city Public Works Department announced.

1 week ago


 "RAD's really important. It really is," Allegheny County Rich Fitzgerald said.

Port Authority uses its share of RAD funding for state matching

Until 2013, RAD had not supported Port Authority. But $3 million helped the transit system unlock $31.5 million in state funds.

1 week ago


Ramp to I-79 in Marshall to close overnight

The ramp will close at 7 p.m. today and reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike service plaza in Bedford County to be rebuilt

The plaza was scheduled to close at 7 a.m. and remain shuttered until May.

1 week ago


More than 500 bridges in Pa. to be replaced

PennDOT will pick a private-sector team that will replace hundreds of structurally deficient bridges in the state.

1 week ago


Lane closure scheduled on Boulevard of Allies

The right lane was to close for repairs to an adjacent building between Gist and Miltenberger streets.

1 week ago


 A Port Authority driver was injured after her bus veered off the Parkway North, went over an embankment and landed on its side on Evergreen Road about 2:10 p.m. Monday on the southbound side of the highway north of the exit to Venture Street, authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said.

Driver injured when bus veers off highway, goes over embankment

Carrying no passengers, the bus went down an embankment and came to rest on its side on Evergreen Road. The injured driver was taken to AGH.

1 week ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Montour Run Road in Moon, Robinson

Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

1 week ago


Annual report gives state’s roads a bumpy grade in performance

Pennsylvania’s ranking marks a steady slide toward the bottom, dragged down by decrepit bridges, narrow rural roads, deaths and traffic.

1 week ago


Part of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close early Sunday morning

The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits will be closed in both directions for five hours.

1 week ago


HOV lanes opened to relieve congestion from Parkway North crash

State police said one person was taken to Allegheny General Hospital after the four-vehicle crash, which occurred at 7:45 a.m.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

1 week ago


PennDOT line-painting truck overturned in Beaver County crash

Two people were reported to have been trapped, dispatchers said. Police said at least one person was transported by medical helicopter.

1 week ago


 As of mid-August, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority had issued nearly 25,000 fewer tickets than over the first eight months of 2013.

Pittsburgh parking tickets down, revenue up as drivers use pay stations

Pittsburgh Parking Authority says drivers using the pay stations that replaced parking meters two years ago leads to less tickets issued.

1 week ago


 Construction work along Route 30 in Hempfield is scheduled to wrap up in November, according to PennDOT.

Route 30 work on target for November finish

The $8 million project to add center turning lanes to a 1.5-mile section of the highway in Jeannette and Hempfield began in 2012.

1 week ago


Thompson Run Road restrictions start today

The traffic restrictions are scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from today though Sept. 26.

1 week ago


Port Authority announces weekend T detours

Crews will replace the crossing at Potomac Avenue.

1 week ago


Federal auto regulators draw lawmakers’ wrath on ignition switch defect

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had sufficient information to identify the flaw as early as 2007.

2 weeks ago


 Traffic snakes through a construction zone on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. A Connecticut construction company was ordered Monday to pay $15.8 million in damages to the family of a Finleyville woman injured in a Route 51 crash five years ago.

Jury awards $15.8 million to work-zone crash victim from Finleyville

Brenda Gump-Schragl was on her way to her daughter’s wedding-rehearsal dinner when the crash occurred on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills.

2 weeks ago



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