Transportation


 Before today, Uber drivers were only allowed to drop off customers at the airport.

Uber, other ride-sharing firms given green light to pick up passengers at Pittsburgh airport

Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said the airport hopes Uber can start picking up passengers as early as 5 p.m. today.

about 8 hours ago


 People attending the 25th Annual Meeting & Expo of Intelligent Transportation Systems browse the vendors on the exhibition floor Monday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.

Ex-Pittsburgher leading push for Google's self-driving car

A Google project leader tells the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s convention in Pittsburgh such vehicles are not far away.

1 day ago


 A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer inspects items from a piece of luggage at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.

Acting head of TSA removed after report highlighting airport security lapses

News reports have said that undercover security agents had penetrated airport security on 67 occasions.

about 8 hours ago


 A hand holding a mobile phone with 911.

Pennsylvania lawmakers hope to push 911 response into 21st century

The state’s 911 centers need a boost in funding, which could come by way of increased fees on your home phone and cell phone bills.

1 day ago


 Lisa Brown, coordinator of the new Saw Mill Run Watershed Association, stands Friday near Saw Mill Run in Overbrook. The nonprofit initiated a project last year to link the health of the stream to other improvements being considered for Route 51.

Development group strives to improve Saw Mill Run

Citizen scientists will be recruited for a Saw Mill Run stewardship project with the hope an improved stream leads to more development.

1 day ago


Outbound Parkway West closures resume, starting tonight

The outbound side will close from Interstate 79 (exit 64A) to the Greentree/Crafton exit (Exit 67) from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. most nights.

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 In this May 8, 2015 photo, gas station attendant Carlos Macar pumps gas in Andover, Mass.

Pittsburgh gasoline prices stay flat as oil market stabilizes

Crude oil prices have hovered around $60 a barrel for much of the last month, according to government figures.

1 day ago


Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Starting tonight, work will occur from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., with traffic limited to a single lane in both directions

1 day ago


Parkway West on-ramp to close for a month

The Poplar Street on-ramp to the outbound Parkway West in Green Tree will close today for one month, PennDOT said.

2 days ago


Overnight lane closures begin tonight on I-79

Overnight lane restrictions will begin tonight on Interstate 79 near the Allegheny-Butler county line.

2 days ago


Transportation group meets here this week

Driverless cars and cars that communicate with each other will be a main topic.

3 days ago


Moon residents lobbying for Port Authority bus ‘‍tweak’

Groups in Moon want to have it both ways: Port Authority bus service that picks up passengers rather than running empty on return trips.

4 days ago


Repairs to close lane on outbound Route 28

Work will occur from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4 days ago


Greentree Road repaving to restrict traffic, close parkway ramp

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Manilla Avenue and McKinney Lane starting at 7 p.m.

4 days ago


Parkway West weekend closure cut short by weather forecast

The highway will close from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

5 days ago


Hulton Bridge to close for two weeks in June

The closure is one of two planned for the bridge as a $64.8 million PennDOT project to replace the bridge with a four-lane span continues.

5 days ago


Section of turnpike to close early Sunday

A detour will be in place starting at midnight.

4 days ago


West Carson restriction at tunnel continues

The restriction was scheduled to end today but will continue through June 9.

4 days ago


Peters roadwork to address flooding

The township is planning a major renovation of Moccasin Drive and Old Washington Road over the summer.

5 days ago


Mon Incline reopens after mechanical issue

Shuttle buses transported riders between the incline stations.

5 days ago


West Carson Street access to Corliss Tunnel to remain closed

The work is part of the $39 million West Carson Street reconstruction project that is scheduled to continue into April 2016.

5 days ago


Section of Glass Run Road closed today, Friday

The road was scheduled to close from 7 a.m. today to 7 p.m. Friday between Baldwin and Gensler roads.

5 days ago


Inbound Parkway West closure set this weekend

The inbound Parkway West will be closed for part of the weekend as a construction project continues.

5 days ago


Inbound Parkway West to close for weekend

The closure from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

6 days ago


Lane closures will occur on West End Bridge

The work will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through June 5.

6 days ago


 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck involving an Amtrak train that was headed to New York City, but derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotive cabs

A crash earlier this month in Philadelphia left eight people dead and about 200 injured.

1 week ago


 The inbound Parkway West will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday, with outbound traffic restricted to a single lane starting one hour after the Pirates game ends.

Parkway West overnight closures resume tonight

The inbound side will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

1 week ago


Crack sealing may slow traffic on I-79, Route 910

Work on I-79 will cause occasional lane closures starting at 6 p.m. today through Friday.

1 week ago


Nighttime tunnel work to cause minor Red Line delays in Mt. Lebanon

The inbound side of the tunnel will close around 8 p.m. weeknights, causing single-tracking in the outbound tunnel.

1 week ago


Paving resumes tonight on Greentree Road in Scott, Green Tree

Restrictions will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., with single-lane traffic and alternating one-way traffic.

1 week ago


 The Port Authority of Allegheny County has drafted new guidelines to determine where to shift service needs.

Port Authority unveils guidelines for service improvements, additions

The guidelines call for an annual service report that evaluates every route for efficiency, effectiveness and equity.

1 week ago


Gas line replacement to restrict traffic on Mansfield Avenue in Green Tree

Work will occur between Doubletree Drive and School Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30.

1 week ago


Thoms Run Road in Collier to reopen today

A section of the road was closed April 15 and traffic has been detoured during a $300,000 bridge replacement project.

1 week ago


 In this May 12 photo, emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck when an Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

The NTSB has been recommending that passenger and freight train cabs have audio recorders since the late 1990s.

1 week ago


Amtrak crash survivors, victims' families up against federal cap on damages

Family members and survivors in a 2008 Calif. crash sought to pressure Congress to lift the $200 million liability cap per rail accident.

1 week ago


 A Port Authority of Allegheny County committee last week approved a 30-day public comment period starting June 1 on the subject of a fee for ConnectCards, which currently are issued for free.

Port Authority considers charging one-time fee for ConnectCards

The Allegheny County agency will seek public input as it conducts a top-to-bottom review of its fare policies.

1 week ago


 Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets escorted an Air France plane to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport today after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according the U.S. military.

Planes searched at NYC airport after threats made

The FBI says it believes the same caller made the threats and the airliners were being screened as a precaution.

1 week ago


Delta Air Lines restricts access to flight data

It’s part of a bigger trend in the airline industry that has made it harder for travelers to comparison shop for flights.

1 week ago


More overnight closures on Parkway West this week

Tuesday brings an inbound closure; the outbound side closes Wednesday through Friday.

1 week ago


Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


 The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered Amtrak to enforce speed limits along the Northeast Corridor after last week’s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia.

Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.

1 week ago


Unions: Amtrak engineer had grueling shift before Philadelphia derailment

The train arrived 26 minutes late, leaving  the engineer about an hour to rest and eat before his trip back to New York.

1 week ago


 The Pennsylvania Turnpike expects 2.2 million vehicles over the four-day holiday period beginning Friday, a significant increase from last year. The heaviest volume is expected on Friday, with 700,000 vehicles.

Memorial Day weekend travel set to fill roads amid less pump pain

Traffic will be up from last year’s total, AAA and the Pennsylvania Turnpike believe, but gasoline prices will be down nearly $1 a gallon.

1 week ago


5 minor injuries reported after Port Authority buses crash in East End

One Port authority bus struck the rear of another about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Penn and Negley avenues.

1 week ago


 Under the Port Authority's preliminary budget, the base bus fare would remain at $2.50.

Better fiscal health leads Port Authority to add service

The $397.8 million preliminary budget extends service for the 20 Kennedy, 44 Knoxville, 56 Lincoln Place and 91 Butler Street routes.

1 week ago


Parkway West ramp at Rosslyn Farms reopened

The ramp had been scheduled to stay closed until Friday night.

1 week ago


Parkway West construction to halt for holiday weekend

A full inbound closure is scheduled starting at 10 p.m. today from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center.

1 week ago


 Anthony Foxx

Takata air bag recall expands to record 34 million vehicles

The latest recall expansion made it one of the largest safety recalls in the country’s history.

2 weeks ago


Motorcycle deaths down in U.S., up in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there were 186 motorcycle fatalities last year, up from 181 the year before, according to PennDOT.

1 week ago


 A snowy scene on a road in Murrysville, a short distance off Route 22. A new report said the fatality rate on rural roads in the state was 2.23 per 100 million miles, compared with 0.88 on other roads.

Pennsylvania rural roads among most deficient in U.S., report concludes

In Pennsylvania, 25 percent of rural bridges are structurally deficient, the highest percentage in the nation, the report states.

2 weeks ago



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