Transportation


Outbound Parkway West overnight closures begin tonight

Through Wednesday, outbound closures begin at 9 p.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to I-79 with inbound single-lane traffic in the same area.

about 8 hours ago


PennDOT suspends major roadway construction for pope's visit to Philly

Roadwork will be suspended from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27.

about 5 hours ago


Parkway West reopens after construction finishes for weekend

But there’s more construction coming this week.

about 16 hours ago


 An automobile-tractor trailer crash blocked Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh's East Carnegie neighborhood Sunday morning, fouling traffic on the detour for the westbound Parkway West.

Parkway West detour reopened after crash

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel outbound closed today

Pirates fans may face extra delays as the outbound tunnel and parkway stay closed today.

1 day ago


 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.

1 day ago


 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

2 days ago


 A view of the Almono redevelopment site near Hazelwood from the 1980s with the Birmingham Bridge and Pittsburgh skyline in the background. Once a sprawling coke works, in recent years a consortium of some of the region's leading foundations has been working on proposals to build as many as 1,200 housing units and more than 2 million square feet of office and research and development space at the 178-acre site.

Pittsburgh seeking money for transit link between Oakland, Hazelwood development site

At first, rubber-tire shuttles would operate through the corridor, and they might be driverless.

2 days ago


 The closure of the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel this weekend is part of major traffic restrictions.

Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.

3 days ago


 Morning commuters faced traffic backups on the Parkway East inbound after a multi-vehicle crash at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp to I-579. At least two people were injured.

Four-car crash snarls rush-hour traffic on Parkway East

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. at the Boulevard of the Allies ramp.

3 days ago


 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.

3 days ago


Residents concerned over cuts to Westmoreland County shared ride service

A lack of funding prompted the authority to scale back hours of operation this month.

3 days ago


Lane closure planned today and Monday on Route 28

Maintenance work will occur between the Highland Park Bridge exit and Delafield Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

4 days ago


Fireworks show to close Rachel Carson Bridge today

The 10-minute display is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. The bridge was expected to reopen around 11 p.m.

4 days ago


Lanes closed again this weekend on Route 51 in South Hills

Traffic will be limited in both directions between Edgebrook Avenue and Bausman Street and Mullooly Street and Lebanon Church Road.

4 days ago


Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

Work will occur until 4 p.m. between Provost Road and Route 51.

4 days ago


Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel, Parkway West to close this weekend

Reconstruction work will close the outbound Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel from Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday morning, PennDOT announced.

4 days ago


 The average Pittsburgh commuter wasted 21 additional gallons of gasoline while stuck in traffic, study finds.

How much time and money does an average Pittsburgh commuter waste in traffic a year?

While Pittsburgh's numbers were bad, they were better than the national averages of 42 hours and $960 wasted in traffic.

5 days ago


PennDOT clarifies boundaries of Baum Boulevard closure

The westbound side is expected to remain closed around the clock for about three months, with traffic detoured via Liberty Avenue.

5 days ago


Freeport Road ramp to Route 28 to close tonight, Thursday night

A detour will be in effect from 9 each night until 5 a.m. the next day.

5 days ago


 Uber's app does not provide a tipping option, but if a passenger insists on tipping, Uber drivers are free to accept it.

Do you need to tip your Uber driver?

When it comes to tipping, some Uber drivers have started to take matters into their own hands.

6 days ago


Mifflin Road in Hays reopens today

Construction had closed the road between Doerrville Avenue and Lebanon Road.

6 days ago


Traffic to be restricted through Sept. 26 on South Park Road in Bethel Park

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Brightwood Road and Studebaker Street through Sept. 26.

6 days ago


Parkway West overnight closures planned starting tonight

The closures will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to the Interstate 79 interchange.

1 week ago


Gas prices continue to fall in Pittsburgh region

Last week, Pittsburgh-area drivers paid 3.7 cents less per gallon than the previous week at an average of $2.71 for a gallon of regular.

1 week ago


 More than 50 bridges in Allegheny County are among those scheduled to be replaced during the life of the program.

Private consortium begins bridge repairs in Allegheny County

The bridges are among 558 being replaced in an innovative public-private partnership.

1 week ago


 Edward Metka, a retired civil engineer, began collecting the streetcars in the 1980s.

Somerset County man wants to get streetcars back on track

Nostalgia alone doesn’t drive Ed Metka, who has collected 40 old streetcars in Windber and urges cities to return to using them.

1 week ago


Inbound Parkway West reopens for traffic

The North Shore will be awash in fans and traffic as the Steelers and Pirates both play at home.

1 week ago


Parkway East restrictions scheduled this morning

Work and restrictions will occur from 6 a.m. to noon.

1 week ago


Man struck by train on the South Side

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was struck by a train on tracks along the Monongahela River near 19th

1 week ago


 A jetliner from US Airways taxis past another near the air traffic control tower at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2004.

US Airways passes over Pittsburgh in final ceremonial flight

The airline’s ceremonial final scheduled flight Oct. 16 will not land in Pittsburgh, the city that gave it its start.

1 week ago


Mifflin Road in Hays to reopen on Tuesday

It will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday but short-term intermittent stoppages are possible through Sept. 7.

1 week ago


 Crews worked on the eastbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge in June. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the northbound lanes on the Bloomfield Bridge at 4 a.m. Monday.

Roadwork, arriving college students mean traffic headaches in Oakland

Oakland traffic will have to dodge several detours as students arrive and PennDOT moves ahead with construction.

1 week ago


Inbound Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel to close tonight, Saturday night

The Parkway West closures will begin at 9 p.m. and end by 10 a.m. from the Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon exit through the tunnel.

1 week ago


Route 51 traffic restricted today, this weekend

Paving and other construction will cause lane closures in the South Hills and Bon Air.

1 week ago


Lanes to close on Parkway East in Monroeville today

Inspection of the bridge over Old William Penn Highway will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 week ago


Madison Avenue to be closed for part of today

The street will close at 4 a.m. and reopen by 2 p.m. from East Ohio Street to Spring Garden Avenue.

1 week ago


 Board member Matthew Barron called the pay-by-smartphone technology a "huge step forward."

Pittsburghers will soon be able to pay for parking with smartphones

The Parking Authority voted to contract with Parkmobile, which provides a smartphone application that consumers can download.

1 week ago


 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Yellow Cab gets ‘partial victory’ on fare hikes

Yellow Cab’s president called the decision, which also approved increases in flag-drop and waiting-time charges, a partial victory.

1 week ago


Ravine Street in Munhall reopening early after bridge work

The road was closed May 27 for work on Homeville Bridge No. 4.

1 week ago


Bloomfield Bridge reopens to southbound traffic

The overall project is scheduled for completion in August 2016.

1 week ago


More closures scheduled for Parkway West

Detours caused by the $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project have caused major weekend delays this summer.

1 week ago


 The 7 percent hike in motor vehicle deaths in Pennsylvania was half as large as the nation’s estimated 14 percent rise, totaling 18,630 victims, according to the report.

Motor vehicle accidents on the rise in Pennsylvania, U.S.

Should the trend continue, motor vehicle fatalities in the U.S. for 2015 in could exceed 40,000 for the first time since 2007.

1 week ago


Route 28 ramp to Sharpsburg and Aspinwall to close overnight

The ramp, which carries traffic from both directions of Route 28, will close at 9 p.m. daily through Friday for maintenance.

1 week ago


Bridge repair to restrict traffic on southbound I-79 today

Crews will place barrier along the shoulder, which will be closed from 9 a.m. today until 6 p.m. Friday.

1 week ago


Lane closed on Rankin Bridge

Work on the Talbot Avenue ramp is part of the Carrie Furnace Connector Road project.

1 week ago


Overnight closures set for Parkway West inbound

The closures will take place from 9 p.m through 6 a.m. daily through Friday morning.

2 weeks ago


Closure to affect section of Washington Junction park-n-ride lot

A contractor will reconstruct half of the lot, then move to the other half.

2 weeks ago


Lane on Rankin Bridge to close for reconstruction work

The right-hand northbound lane will close at 9 a.m. so an island on the Talbot Avenue ramp can be reconstructed.

2 weeks ago


One injured in two-vehicle crash on I-79 in Washington County

The accident,on Interstate 79 near the South Strabane and Somerset Township border resulted in one person sent to Washington Hospital.

2 weeks ago



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