Transportation


Route 28 ramp to 31st Street Bridge closing tonight

The ramp will close from 8 tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.

1 day ago


Route 51 construction to stall traffic this weekend

Delays are possible starting at 7 p.m.

1 day ago


TSA finds firearm in luggage at Pittsburgh International Airport

The .380-caliber Sig Sauer, which had one bullet chambered, is the 10th firearm found in carry-on luggage this year at PIT, Mr. McCarthy

1 day ago


 More lanes like this one heading into Downtown are planned for Oakland.

More bike lanes coming to Oakland streets

Seeking to accommodate an increasing number of bicycle riders, Pittsburgh plans to install new bike facilities this summer.

1 day ago


Lane restrictions possible on Parkway North

Restrictions will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both directions between Perrysville Avenue and a point one mile north of Camp Horne Road.

1 day ago


Filming closes Thompson Run Road in Ross until Saturday

Traffic will be detoured and Ross police will be stationed at the barricades.

about 22 hours ago


Bridge on W. Ohio Street to be closed for part of day

The West Ohio Street Bridge in the city’s Allegheny West neighborhood will be temporarily closed today.

1 day ago


Long-term traffic shift starts on McKnight Road

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in both directions on a section of McKnight Road in McCandless.

1 day ago


Senate passes a highway bill, but only for three months

Some senators expressed dismay that they were approving another short-term solution — instead of passing a long-term highway spending bill.

1 day ago


 There are more than 70 railroad bridges in Allegheny County.

Sen. Casey calls for more federal rail bridge inspectors

The senator’s office said only one inspector is assigned to 919 train bridges in Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


 Yellow Cab at a parking lot.

PUC denies Yellow Cab’s requested surcharge

The fare increase would have been Yellow Cab's first since 2008, according to the PUC filing.

1 day ago


Parkway East repair work to cause lane closures

Repair work on the inbound Parkway East will restrict traffic the next three nights.

2 days ago




 The $3.5 million project will close the Mon Incline for about 80 days.

In change of plans, Mon Incline closure delayed until after Labor Day

Mount Washington business owners pushed for the delay, saying Labor Day weekend was one of their busiest holidays of the year.

3 days ago


 Homeville Viaduct in West Mifflin begins a $10.1 million rehabilitation project in August.

Homeville span in West Mifflin to close for rehab

The bridge is expected to close Aug. 10 and remain shut through October 2016.

3 days ago


 If approved, the fare increases would net Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh a nearly 11 percent boost in annual revenue.

Yellow Cab seeks fare hikes to keep pace with ride-share rivals

Among the requests to the PUC are surcharges of up to $8 per trip on Friday and Saturday nights.

3 days ago


 A U.S Airways plane flies past the U.S Airways operations control center in Moon. The last flight to be handled by the Pittsburgh center is set for Aug. 23.

US Airways operations center in Moon to close in late August

About 650 jobs will be lost with the closure, part of the airline’s merger with American Airlines.

3 days ago


Bloomfield Bridge closed to southbound traffic

The Bloomfield Bridge will be closed to southbound traffic for 23 days starting this morning, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago


Water Works Road is set to close for months

Water Works Road in Sewickley was scheduled to close for several months starting this morning.

3 days ago


Southbound side of Bloomfield Bridge to close Wednesday

The closure is scheduled for 6 a.m. and is set to last 23 days.

4 days ago


 Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. arrives at the Capitol Building before the Senate convenes for a Sunday session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 26, 2015. On the agenda are efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of Friday deadline

The move sets the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of an August recess amid the summer driving season.

4 days ago


 An architectural rendering of a switchback ramp for bicyclists and pedestrians that will connect the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Monongahela Wharf.

Mon Wharf connector to aid bikers, pedestrians

A switchback ramp from the Smithfield Street Bridge to the Mon Wharf and a connector to Point State Park begin construction next spring.

5 days ago


Inbound closures set nightly for Parkway West

Nightly closures of the inbound Parkway West are scheduled this week.

5 days ago


Gas line work curbs Brodhead Road in Moon

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between McClafferty Lane and Beacon Hill Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays through Aug. 7.

5 days ago


Liberty Tunnels work to curb overnight traffic

Maintenance will cause overnight lane closures in the Liberty Tunnels this week.

5 days ago


Homewood Station to be closed during weekend

The station will close from 6 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago


Overnight lane restrictions set on McKnight Road

Work hours are 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania allows double trailers with a maximum length of 28 feet 6 inches per trailer. Single trailers pulled by truck tractors can be 53 feet long.

Citing safety concerns, Casey urges to ‘put brakes’ on plan for bigger trucks

The Democratic senators hopes to stop language inserted into appropriations bills that would allow bigger trucks on highways.

1 week ago


 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

Airlines probed for price-gouging following fatal Amtrak crash in Philly

The Transportation Department sent letters today to five airlines — Delta, American, United, Southwest and JetBlue -- seeking information.

1 week ago


 The Mon Incline will be shut down, starting Aug. 31, for 80 days while workers reconstruct the funicular.

Closure to last nearly 3 months for Mon Incline

The Port Authority intended to start the work in June but pushed the project back to try to accommodate merchants in Mount Washington.

1 week ago


Cleaning, maintenance to close Armstrong Tunnel early next week

The inbound and outbound lanes from Second Avenue to Forbes Avenue will be closed on alternating nights.

1 week ago


Roadwork to affect traffic on southbound Route 51

Paving and concrete patching will disrupt southbound traffic on Route 51 in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall and Brentwood this weekend.

1 week ago


Freeport Road paving to start tonight in O'Hara, Harmar, Cheswick

An alternating one-way traffic pattern will be in effect at times from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through late October.

1 week ago


Old Clairton Road construction to cause detour in Pleasant Hills

Work will begin at 9 a.m. and continue into November.

1 week ago


Bridge inspections may close lanes on I-79 in Collier, Bridgeville

Crews will inspect bridges from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

1 week ago


Repaving to begin today on Hulton Road

\Repaving was scheduled to begin today on Hulton Road in Oakmont and Penn Hills.

1 week ago


Senators reach compromise on increases to highway spending

A bipartisan Senate deal has been struck for highway spending over the next three years and transportation policy through 2022.

1 week ago


Smithfield Street Bridge inspection to cause restrictions

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Saturday.

1 week ago


Lane closures start today on Parkway North

Closures are possible in both directions between Perrysville Avenue and Camp Horne Road.

1 week ago


Campbell Road reopens in West Deer

The road had been closed from Route 910 to Deer Spring Lane since May 5.

1 week ago


 "I get to hear music I would never in a million years listen to, especially on Friday and Saturday nights,” said George DeBolt.

Pittsburgh's older ride-sharing drivers offer wisdom behind the wheel

Driving for companies such as Uber and Lyft allows retirement-age workers a chance to supplement their incomes.

1 week ago


Parkway North HOV lanes will not open this evening

The department at first said the opening would be delayed, then announced that the lanes would not open this evening.

1 week ago


 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, hoping to modernize the renewal process and make it more consumer friendly, wants to stop sending out the stickers at the end of next year.

License plate tags may continue to stick around in Pennsylvania

Police say the license plate stickers, which the Legislature voted to eliminate in  2013 to save money, are an important tool for them.

1 week ago


 President Barack Obama will address the VFW national convention Tuesday.

Obama's visit to close some Pittsburgh streets Tuesday

State Police said they would not release information about closures on the Parkway between the airport and Downtown until Tuesday.

1 week ago


Motorists without E-ZPass pay up

The sign says E-ZPass only. The driver ignores it. The subsequent bill from the turnpike says $64.75.

2 weeks ago


Public parking garages lifting rates by $1

It is the second consecutive year of rate increases after no increases for 10 years.

2 weeks ago


Ramp to Bigelow Boulevard to close overnight

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. tonight.

2 weeks ago


Fort Pitt Bridge inspection to affect traffic Sunday

Work will occur from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

2 weeks ago


Transit tunnel closed for weekend construction

Bus and rail service will not use the tunnel all day Saturday and Sunday.

2 weeks ago


Sewer repairs to restrict Route 51 in Overbrook

Work will occur between Route 88 and Overbrook Boulevard starting at 7 p.m.

2 weeks ago



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