Transportation


Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 16 hours 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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 15 hours 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.

about 8 hours 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.

about 14 hours 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.

about 12 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago


Veterans Bridge inspection to close a lane today

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

1 day ago


Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh

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

1 day 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.

4 days ago


Section of East Busway to close on Saturday

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

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

6 days 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.

5 days ago


Shoulder closures begin today on Banksville Road

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

5 days ago


Triphammer Road in South Park closed for bridge repairs

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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).

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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

6 days 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


 The reconstruction of Penn Avenue in Garfield has tied up traffic and frustrated businesses for months.

Penn Avenue reconstruction project, beset by problems, to stretch into next spring

The four-block project area has been torn up since August 2013 and numerous problems have escalated the $4.7 million construction cost.

1 week ago


Section of I-70 in Westmoreland County closed

Traffic is being detoured at Exit 46 to Route 51 and at Exit 43 to Route 201.

1 week ago


Section of I-70 in Westmoreland County closed

The section of westbound Interstate 70 crossing the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad in Rostraver has closed due to a support wall failure.

1 week ago


Traffic stoppages might occur on Butler Street

Traffic stoppages are possible on Butler Street in Highland Park starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

1 week ago


Interstate 79 ramp in Marshall to close tonight

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

1 week ago


 Vehicles travel along the Birmingham Bridge in late September.

Lane to close on Birmingham Bridge starting today

Inbound/northbound traffic will be restricted to a single lane on Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through early March.

1 week ago


 A  night view of the Fort Pitt Bridge.

Monongahela River bridges a cultural snapshot of Pittsburgh, its history and industry

Whether made of steel, wrought iron or concrete, they continue to span rivers and centuries, finding new jobs to earn a living.

1 week ago


 Juan Henderson, 48, of Forest Hills says he enjoys his second job as a driver for Uber, the ridesharing service.

Contractors, freelancers can operate in gray area -- the '1099 economy'

It’s a driven largely by Silicon Valley startups like ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft that rely heavily on independent

1 week ago


 Drivers and passengers get a spectacular view of Pittsburgh as they enter the Fort Pitt Bridge toward Downtown, Pittsburgh.  The bridge opened in June 1959.

Fort Pitt Bridge: Famous for its view

It has lasted longer than its two predecessors, both named the Point Bridge, and is in the best condition of the Monongahela River bridges.

1 week ago


 A  night view of the the top of the Smithfield Street Bridge.

Smithfield Street Bridge: Triumph of innovative design

Its curvilinear form and its 10-foot-tall Gothic finials with spikes make it the reigning queen of Monongahela River bridges.

1 week ago


 A view of the Liberty Bridge from the South Side.

Liberty Bridge: Providing a direct route

The linking of the Liberty Tunnels with a bridge spurred development of streetcar communities such as Brookline, Dormont and Mt. Lebanon.

1 week ago


 A  view of the 10th Street Bridge with the South Side at bottom.

South Tenth Street Bridge: Pittsburgh’s only conventional suspension bridge

When it opened in 1933, it stretched for 1,275 feet and linked Downtown’s Second Avenue and Armstrong Tunnels with the South Side.

1 week ago


 A night view of the Birmingham Bridge with part of the Pittsburgh skyline.

Birmingham Bridge: Nicknamed 'the green elephant'

The new Birmingham Bridge cost $30 million and took more than 10 years to complete before opening in 1976.

1 week ago


 Cycling and auto lanes are separated on the  Hot Metal Bridge.

Hot Metal Bridge: An ideal solution for the steel mills

Western Pennsylvanians may not have invented the hot metal bridge, but it is certainly the perfect solution to the terrain.

1 week ago


 The Glenwood  Bridge is in the foreground, with the Waterfront complex to the upper right and the Homestead Grays Bridge to the upper left.

Glenwood Bridge: Pennsylvania’s first all-welded steel truss bridge

The Glenwood Bridge, which opened in 1966, offers a back-door route to Downtown Pittsburgh for South Hills motorists.

1 week ago


 A  view of the bottom of the Homestead Grays Bridge as it looms over part of the Waterfront.

Homestead Grays Bridge: Named for a baseball team

The Homestead Grays Bridge is known for its connection to the U.S. Steel Homestead Works, which stretched 430 acres along the river.

1 week ago



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