Transportation


 Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

Spaceship explosion rocks industry

The world’s first spaceship designed for tourists exploded Friday leaving the young industry of commercial spaceflight rattled.

about 2 hours ago


 Black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport, where officials say a plane crashed this morning.

Officials: At least two dead in Kansas airport crash

The airplane, believed to be a twin-engine turboprop, had taken off from the airport and crashed as it tried to return, the FAA said.

1 day ago


Section of Boyce Road in South Fayette to remain closed into December

Pennsylvania American Water will replace a 36-inch water main that ruptured three times this week on Boyce.

1 day ago


 The ramp from northbound Interstate 579 and the Veterans Bridge to Route 28 was to close shortly after 10:30 a.m. today and stay closed around the clock until late November.

Interstate 579, Veterans Bridge ramp to Route 28 closing through November

The ramp closure is the final big hurdle for drivers who have faced more than four years of restrictions and detours.

2 days ago


 A Port Authority bus travels on Forbes Avenue in Oakland in April. Officials said it will take nearly two years and $4 million to complete engineering and environmental reviews for a proposed Bus Rapid Transit system linking Downtown and Oakland.

Oakland-Downtown Pittsburgh transit plan full of promises but short on funding

If all goes ideally, construction could begin in 2017 or 2018, said Port Authority officials.

3 days ago


Paving to begin this evening on Golden Mile Highway in Monroeville

The work will cause an alternating one-way pattern from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through Nov. 6.

2 days ago


Route 88 traffic restricted today in Castle Shannon

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect at the Route 88 intersection with Rockwood Avenue and McCully Road.

2 days ago


Ramp from northbound I-79 to turnpike to close tonight

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

2 days ago


Traffic restrictions set for Oakland and Bloomfield

Utility work on three state-maintained roads in Oakland and Bloomfield will cause rolling traffic restrictions for the next two nights.

3 days ago


 The Mansfield Bridge

Ribbon-cutting marks completion of Mansfield Bridge project

The $33.5 million project to rehab the bridge over the Mon, connecting Dravosburg with McKeesport and Glassport, took nearly two years.

3 days ago


 Nathan Vandemark, 13, and Nora Kelley, 6, both of Aspinwall, help to plant bulbs in November at Aspinwall Riverfront Park. The park's entrance and traffic signals are part of seven projects in Allegheny County that will benefit from a new Pennsylvania transit fund.

New Pennsylvania transit fund to benefit seven projects in Allegheny County

The winning projects, announced by PennDOT this afternoon, require 30 percent local matching funds.

3 days ago


Bridge work causes huge rush hour backup on I-79

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said sealing work on a bridge deck occurred overnight, but the sealant did not cure as quickly as anticipated.

3 days ago


Uber battle heats up in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Parking Authority officials vowed Monday to continue their crackdown on UberX drivers, impounding cars and issuing fines.

4 days ago


Parkway West reopens after bridge strike

PennDOT has stopped detouring traffic onto Route 22/30 ramps, but outbound delays are still heavy.

4 days ago


 Murals depicting historic eras of the neighborhood.

Route 28 retaining wall to bear artistic flair

Six images were etched on a new retaining wall along the North Side to depict the rich history of the corridor.

5 days ago


UberX launches in Philly amid uncertainty over taxis

UberX has been available in Pittsburgh since March, but just rolled into Philadelphia this weekend.

6 days ago


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

1 week ago


Northbound I-79 ramp in Cranberry to close tonight

The northbound I-79 off-ramp to Route 19 in Cranberry Township will close to traffic tonight, weather permitting.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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

1 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

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

1 week ago


Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

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

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


Section of East Busway to close on Saturday

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

2 weeks ago



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