Transportation


Section of East Busway to be closed today

A section of the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway will be closed today for construction near East Liberty Station, detouring the P1 East

about 3 hours ago


 Rivets line the interior of the bridge in September.

Partnership to replace 558 bridges in Pa., dozens of small ones in Allegheny County

Under the agreement, the consortium will design and construct the bridges and maintain them for 25 years; PennDOT will retain ownership.

about 16 hours ago


Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

about 16 hours ago


Mount Washington Transit Tunnel to close early Saturday

Buses will detour inbound via Allentown and outbound using the Wabash Tunnel. Rail service will use the tunnel but with delays.

about 16 hours ago


 The Port Authority board voted without dissent to approve an 18-month agreement with Aetna Inc., which outbid Highmark and UPMC.

Port Authority OKs health plan that will save agency $6.5 million

The agreement preserves employee access to doctors in the Highmark, UPMC and independent networks

about 16 hours ago


 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.

2 days ago


Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.

1 day ago


Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey made the demand in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

1 day ago


 A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

Pennsylvania PUC board votes to unseal Lyft trip data

The trip data was provided to the PUC by Lyft while it was under a cease-and-desist order earlier this year, but not disclosed publicly.

1 day ago


 Red-light cameras stand at Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue in Philadelphia.

Philly red-light camera revenue to fund six Allegheny County projects

Some $6.6 million will be given to 37 municipalities to fund 41 projects across the state.

1 day ago


Transit study deal preserves funding for North Side project

Councilwoman Darlene Harris said Mayor Bill Peduto’s office promise to restore the $1.6 million used for an Uptown transit study next year.

2 days ago


 This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags.

Agency faces criticism for website snafu on air-bag defect recalls

A former NHTSA administrator who now advocates for consumer safety calls the snafu “It’s a royal embarrassment.”

1 day ago


Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

2 days ago


I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

2 days ago


 Passengers move through the security line at Pittsburgh International Airport in December.

Sun Air to offer commuter flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport

The Florida-based airline will be flying to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford from the airport.

2 days ago


Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

2 days ago


Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

3 days ago


 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

3 days ago


 Markers line the Parkway West near the Carnegie exit, limiting outbound traffic to two lanes in late August.

Carnegie off-ramps to close as Parkway West traffic pattern changes

The inbound off-ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, and the outbound off-ramp at 10 p.m. Saturday.

3 days ago


Section of Route 28 outbound to close Thursday night

The road will close between Chestnut Street and the 31st Street Bridge from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

3 days ago


Freeport Road lane closures tonight in Harmar, Cheswick

Crews will drill core samples from 8 tonight to 6 a.m. Wednesday between Poplar Alley and Hill Avenue.

3 days ago


Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

3 days ago


Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

3 days ago


 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.

3 days ago


Toyota warns motorists to stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens

The front-passenger air bag inflators at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, GM and Mazda are at risk of rupturing, NHTSA said.

3 days ago


Turn lane on Baker Street near zoo to close

The lane will be closed through 7 a.m. Thursday during installation of a catch basin.

4 days ago


Route 837 restricted during repair work today in Clairton

Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Mendelsohn and St. Clair avenues.

4 days ago


Parkway West schedule of overnight closures revised this week

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Green Tree starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

4 days ago


McKees Rocks Bridge inspections to prompt lane closures

Lane closures are possible in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through next Monday.

4 days ago


Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during inspections.

4 days ago


Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

Local gas prices fell 5.5 cents last week, and the national average dropped 6.1 cents.

4 days ago


Route 19 restricted in McCandless this weekend

Traffic will be limited to a single lane in both directions between Sewickley Oakmont and McKnight roads.

1 week ago


Section of East Busway to close on Saturday

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.

1 week ago


PUC extends Uber's temporary authority to operate in Allegheny County

Uber was granted an initial emergency temporary authority on July 24, and petitioned for an extension.

1 week ago


 One of the city's new parking meters.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority board approves more revenue for the city

Pittsburgh can expect up to $7 million a year in new revenue from parking meters.

1 week ago


One hurt in minor crash involving Port Authority buses

One bus slid into or clipped the other, and a passenger was transported to UPMC Mercy with what was described as a minor leg injury.

1 week ago


Additional I-79 restrictions scheduled this weekend near Cranberry

Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane for parts of tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

1 week ago


Cliff Mine Road in Findlay to close for weekend bridge work

The closure will be in effect from 8 tonight until 6 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago


 The Port Authority of Allegheny County's new real-time bus tracking system TrueTime has been experiencing some glitches.

Real-time Port Authority bus tracking system not always real

TrueTime is supposed to let riders know to the minute when a bus will reach a certain stop. A two-day sampling found some flaws.

1 week ago


 The Port Authority's new health care deal, if approved by the full board next week, would run for 18 months starting Jan. 1.

Port Authority to save $6.5 million switching from Highmark to Aetna

The health care deal, if approved by the full board next week, would run for 18 months starting Jan. 1.

1 week ago


Shoulder closures begin today on Banksville Road

The closure is needed for work occurring on the parkway. No lanes are scheduled to close.

1 week ago


Triphammer Road in South Park closed for bridge repairs

The detour uses Piney Fork Road, Brownsville Road Extension and Hill Road.

1 week ago


South Fayette residents air concerns over Southern Beltway plans

New plans would entail closing Millers Run Road and installing cul-de-sacs positioned to the east and west of the Route 50 interchange.

1 week ago


 In this artist rendering, the Downtown Crossing bridge will connect downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind., running parallel to the existing Kennedy Bridge. The East End Crossing will be located eight miles upstream and connect Prospect, Ky., and Utica, Ind.

States link across party lines to build Ohio River bridges

The Ohio River Bridges project is an American anomaly that has the potential to become a model.

1 week ago


PennDOT expands I-79 work zone across Butler County line

Beginning tonight, work will occur between the Allegheny County line and the Route 228 Cranberry-Mars interchange (Exit 78).

1 week ago


Traffic moving in both directions on I-70 in Westmoreland after support wall fails

Part of the westbound side of the highway was abruptly closed, and traffic detoured.

1 week ago


Meeting tonight on Southern Beltway moved to South Fayette Middle School

The South Fayette commissioners’ meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the middle school auditorium, 3700 Old Oakdale Road.

1 week ago


Uber files exceptions to recommendation from PUC judges

Uber's attorney said, "it is beyond dispute that ridesharing network services fill significant gaps in the transportation infrastructure in

1 week ago


 Hundreds of cabs show up on Oct. 8 in front of Philadelphia City Hall to show their solidarity against Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies.

Ride-sharing firms stake claims in Philadelphia area

As legislative battle over ride-share services bogs down over insurance industry opposition, Philadelphia yearns for what Pittsburgh has.

1 week ago


 In this Monday image from video, an American Airlines Flight 2293 crew member checks a Boeing 757 cabin’s wall panels that cracked loose in the interior of the plane during flight from San Francisco to Dallas.

Cracked airplane wall panels scary, not dangerous

The problem on the flight from San Francisco to Dallas began shortly after takeoff Monday afternoon.

1 week ago



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