Transportation


TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern changes but more jams expected

This morning, traffic will shift to the right approach lane and shoulder on Banksville Road, with two lanes open toward the merge area.

about 11 hours ago


 The U.S. Travel Association estimates that 4.1 million Americans will stay home rather than travel because they are fed up with the conditions of road and aviation infrastructure.

Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads

It will be crowded this weekend but more people would travel if roads and airports were in better condition, a national travel group says.

about 9 hours ago


 Baggage claim area at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pittsburgh International Airport to lose 3 nonstop services

The airport will lose nonstop flights to St. Louis and Hartford, Conn., this fall and to San Francisco for two months this winter.

about 17 hours ago


 Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Duane Fisher discusses the stepped-up DUI enforcement that will occur this weekend.

Suburban Pittsburgh police to step up DUI patrols for holiday weekend

The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force has seen an increase of drivers who were under the influence of drugs.

1 day ago


TRAFFIC: Banksville Road pattern to change but more jams expected

PennDOT will move the merge point down the road to the area of the railroad trestle to try to ease congestion.

1 day ago


 French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island on July 29. French investigators confirmed today that the flaperon was part of the Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing last year with 239 people aboard.

French investigators confirm wing part is from Malaysia Flight 370

The flight disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard.

1 day ago


 The Allegheny County Airport Authority says a national pilot shortage is to blame for American Airlines cutting flights from Pittsburgh to Hartford and St. Louis.

American Airlines cutting Pittsburgh flights to St. Louis, Hartford

Allegheny County Airport Authority says a national pilot shortage is to blame.

1 day ago


Banksville backup caused by unapproved lane closure

The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.

about 17 hours ago


Wolf nominates former Department of Revenue official to Pa. Turnpike Commission

Barry Drew served as deputy secretary of administration in the Department of Revenue from 1995 until 2011.

2 days ago


TRAFFIC: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after utility line fire

The span was closed for more than four hours.

1 day ago


 Port Authority Police block off the entrance to the T line at Gateway Station headed toward Heinz Field after an electrical problem caused a train to shut down inside the tunnel.

Port Authority restores service after T shutdown

Service was halted this evening when the Port Authority said a support piece for an overhead electric line broke and struck the line.

1 day ago


 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.

2 days ago


TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures through Thursday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

3 days ago


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.

4 days ago


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

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

4 days ago


Parkway West reopens after construction finishes for weekend

But there’s more construction coming this week.

4 days 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.

5 days ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel outbound closed today

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Section of Brownsville Road in Whitehall closed for paving today

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Mifflin Road in Hays reopens today

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


Route 51 traffic restricted today, this weekend

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago



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