Transportation


Glass Run Road closure in Baldwin Borough extended to Dec. 15

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said the project was extended because of a utility relocation issue.

about 3 hours ago


 The national average of gas fell 4.9 cents per gallon last week to $2.82 per gallon.

Thanksgiving travelers to see 'substantial' savings with low gas prices

The average in the Pittsburgh region is down 3.9 cents in the past week to $3.04 for a gallon of regular gas, according to GasBuddy.com.

about 3 hours ago


 Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier pleaded guilty to conflict-of-interest charges.

Experts question results in Turnpike corruption case

Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagree whether the lack of jail sentences signals the Turnpike case wasn’t a worthwhile prosecution.

1 day ago


 Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills uses her new smartphone Wednesday to take a picture of the PPG tree lit up and ready for today's Light Up Night.

Pittsburgh's Light Up Night closes streets, detours buses

Light Up Night began at noon today with a tree lighting at the City-County Building, Downtown.

3 days ago


Weekend paving work scheduled on Route 19 in Ross, McCandless

A variety of traffic shifts and restrictions will be in place as a result, PennDOT announced.

3 days ago


Route 51 ramp in Jefferson Hills, West Elizabeth to close for weekend

The ramp will close at 6 p.m. today and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday as crews remove a wall and work on signs.

3 days ago


Bridge repairs to continue on Parkway West in Robinson

The restrictions will be in place after 10 p.m. today and end by 6 a.m. Monday.

3 days ago


 Traffic from outbound Route 28 is detoured over the 31st Street Bridge this afternoon after an accident in which a truck tire fell off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing the driver.

Driver whose truck lost a tire in fatal Route 28 crash did not have valid license, police say

Eric Gonzalez-Huerta, 23, of Kentucky, has been charged with violations such as accidents involving death while not properly licensed.

2 days ago


 Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Above is a 2011 Lexus IS F.

Toyota recalls nearly 423,000 Lexuses for fuel leaks

The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models.

3 days ago


 A view of Pittsburgh on Light Up Night, Nov. 8, 1991, from West Carson Street.

Closures, detours announced for Light Up Night

Bridge and street closures begin at 9 a.m.; 55 Port Authority bus routes will be affected.

3 days ago


 Matte Braidic, an Uber driver, turned ridesharing into a full-time job.

Some Uber drivers in Pittsburgh feeling pinch in wallets

Fees from the company and an influx of drivers to the system are prompting some to re-evaluate their roles.

3 days ago


Ramps at Carnegie to reopen after weekend Parkway West closures

The inbound parkway will close from I-79 to Green Tree from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday, with single-lane traffic outbound.

3 days ago


Freeport Road in Harmar to be restricted this evening

The restriction will be in place from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday.

4 days ago


 Inbound traffic backs up on the Parkway West  (Interstate 376) near the Carnegie/Heidelberg exit to Route 50.

About 46 million travelers to hit the road this Thanksgiving

It is the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. It’s a 4 percent increase over last year.

4 days ago


 Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joseph Brimmeier

Two former Pa. Turnpike officials plead guilty to conflict of interest

Former Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Joseph Brimmeier and former COO George Hatalowich will both serve a term of 60 months of probation.

3 days ago


 Sue Radka helps shovel out a friend's driveway Wednesday in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.

Eight deaths blamed on lake-effect snowstorm in western N.Y.

Buffalo-area residents were already buried under as much as 5½ feet of snow Wednesday, but awoke today to more heavy snow.

4 days ago


Safety regulators want recall of up to 30 million autos for defective airbags

The announcement regarding driver’s side airbags could lead to one of the nation’s largest-ever automobile recalls.

4 days ago


 Route 28, which had been under construction for the last six years, will experience overnight lane closures to wrap up remaining road work.

Overnight lane closures planned on Route 28

Lane closures are possible in both directions, one direction at a time, on weeknights starting at 8 p.m.

5 days ago


 The railroad is warning passengers that delays of four or more hours are likely.

Schedule delays? Blame freight service, Amtrak says

Amtrak said freight carriers are failing to comply with federal law requiring that passenger trains be given preference over freight trains.

5 days ago


 Uber has come under fire for recent comments made by the company's vice president.

Pittsburgh customers weigh in on latest Uber controversy

The story renewed questions about the company’s business practices, and how it handles data it collects on its customers.

4 days ago


 One of the city's new parking meters.

Pittsburgh officials consider free parking days for holiday shoppers

Pittsburgh may offer free parking on Nov. 28 and 29, the days after Thanksgiving, to encourage shoppers to support neighborhood businesses.

4 days ago


Mon Incline to close today for inspection

During the closure, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., shuttle buses will serve the upper and lower stations.

6 days ago


 Vehicles inch through huge potholes on Comrie Way near Pearl Street in Bloomfield in January.

How cold is it in Pittsburgh? Too cold to 'blitz' potholes

The city will go after the potholes next Monday through Wednesday, and encourages residents to report them to the 311 hot line and website.

6 days ago


 Route 28 is set to fully re-open to traffic today after six years of reconstruction.

After six years, Route 28 reconstruction project ends

The outbound lane closure that has been in effect almost continuously since 2009 will be lifted today, but PennDOT hasn’t said when.

6 days ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel outbound opens to traffic

PennDOT finishes ceiling work early.

1 week ago


 Mara Sweterlitsch, 47, uses a speech-generating device to communicate with the world.

Medicare policy changes rattle those who depend on communication devices

A possible change in Medicare policy has rattled people with disabilities who depend on communication tools to function.

1 week ago


Greensburg Pike Bridge over Turtle Creek finally opens

It was a long time coming, but the new bridge opened on Friday.

1 week ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel among roadwork this weekend

$14.2 million project begins with closing of outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett has scheduled a news conference in Pittsburgh on Monday to mark completion of the Route 28 construction project, which started in 2009.

Gov. Corbett to mark completion of Route 28 project

Officials will announce when two outbound lanes will be restored and the ramp from I-579 and the Veterans Bridge to Route 28 will reopen.

1 week ago


 West Carson Street, shown here in early October, is already closed to outbound traffic from the West End to McKees Rocks.

West Carson Street among several closures this weekend

The detour uses the McKees Rocks Bridge, Route 65 and the West End Bridge.

1 week ago


 The new Greensburg Pike Bridge, at right, built alongside the old one, is set to open today.

Greensburg Pike Bridge to open today in Turtle Creek, North Versailles

Greensburg Pike has been closed since last November in a project that replaced the 88-year-old bridge there and realigned the road.

1 week ago


Route 88 to have alternating traffic overnight and Saturday morning

Crews will widen the roadway starting at midnight and continuing through noon on Saturday.

1 week ago


 Passengers wait at Steel Plaza station as an Light Rail Transit train pulls out on the inbound tracks in January.

Tight squeeze possible this afternoon on the T

A spokesman said an unusual number of vehicles have been sidelined with minor wheel damage.

1 week ago


State police to offer checks of child car seats

The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Washington Auto Mall, Route 19 at Strabane Square in South Strabane.

1 week ago


 Party-goers enter Olive or Twist during the March 12 launch party for Uber.

PUC grants Uber license to operate experimental service

The San Francisco-based ride sharing company was granted experimental licenses to operate in Allegheny County and other parts of the state.

1 week ago


 A Pittsburgh Public Works crew patches potholes on 43rd Street in Lawrenceville in March.

Want a pothole fixed? Make a request for Pittsburgh 'blitz'

Crews will work 12-hour shifts Monday through Wednesday to make pothole repairs based on submissions.

1 week ago


 Former Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner Mitchell Rubin, left, and his attorney David Shapiro leave the Dauphin County Courthouse after Mr. Rubin's his arraignment in March 2013.

Former Pa. Turnpike official pleads guilty to bribery

Mitchell Rubin agreed in court to 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service, and a $2,500 fine.

1 week ago


I-79 ramp to Pennsylvania Turnpike in Marshall to close tonight

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

1 week ago


Spirit Airlines adds more destinations from Arnold Palmer airport in Latrobe

The airline will start flights to Fort Myers and Tampa, Fla., in December and to Las Vegas in April.

1 week ago


 Joel Sansone,left, attorney for bus driver Juliann Maier.

Port Authority drivers face charges in North Hills crash

Witnesses said the drivers appeared to be racing and jockeying for position on a North Hills road before their buses collided on Sept. 22.

1 week ago


 Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air plans to begin service in February from the airport to three Florida hot spots — Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and Punta Gorda.

Allegiant Air finds a landing spot at Pittsburgh International Airport

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air plans to begin service in February from the airport to Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, and Punta Gorda.

1 week ago


Liberty Tunnels traffic to be restricted tonight, Thursday

Single-lane traffic in both directions is scheduled, PennDOT announced.

1 week ago


Paving continues tonight on Route 286-Golden Mile Highway in Monroeville

The road will have alternating one-way traffic for the next three nights.

1 week ago


Boulevard of the Allies project will tie up traffic for several more weeks

Commuters may have to deal with traffic delays for another month.

1 week ago


 The 21 Coraopolis bus route is one of four in McKees Rocks that will be revised to coincide with making Chartiers Avenue a two-way street.

Port Authority adding trips to nine bus routes starting Nov. 23

Two other routes -- 88 Penn and Y46 Elizabeth Flyer -- will be extended.

2 weeks ago


Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close for weekend as ceiling removal begins

The tunnel will close at 10 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

1 week ago


Castle Shannon Road reconstruction to begin in January

The street will be resurfaced in asphalt from Washington Road to Scott Road in Mt. Lebanon.

2 weeks ago


Reconstruction closes a portion of Forbes Avenue, Downtown, for eight months

Forbes Avenue will be closed between Smithfield and Wood streets for new curbs, sidewalks, streetlights and underground utility work.

1 week ago


Route 28 to close in both directions Friday night at 31st Street Bridge

Depending on weather conditions and work progress, closures may also occur Saturday night.

1 week ago


Erie transit worker dies from on-the-job head injury

The coroner’s office was reviewing the worker’s medical records today before releasing more information about the accident.

2 weeks ago



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