Transportation


Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.

about 15 hours ago


Bridge inspection work planned for I-279 bridge

The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, and restrictions will be in both directions on Interstate 279 north.

about 13 hours ago


Southbound Lincoln Way to close in White Oak

The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. today until July 19.

1 day ago


Lane restrictions expected on Bloomfield Bridge this week

The work is part of the $12.24 million reconstruction project of Baum and Bigelow boulevards.

about 10 hours ago


More restrictions coming to Parkway West this week

An assortment of overnight closures and lane restrictions is planned on the Parkway West this week.

2 days ago


New traffic headaches in store for Mifflin Road motorists

A 50-day closure for reconstruction begins at 7 a.m. Monday, when PennDOT begins the next phase of construction there.

3 days ago


Mon Incline reopens after computer glitch

The Port Authority of Allegheny County shut down service on the Mon Incline this morning but was reopened before noon.

2 days ago


 The view of Pittsburgh's Fourth of July fireworks show from last year is quite grand along Grandview Avenue on Mount Washington.

Independence, fireworks: Fourth of July holiday weekend has arrived

Officials are urging caution and common sense during what one group calls “the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year.”

4 days ago


 More than 10,000 voters said the Three Sisters Bridges shouldn't change color during rehabilitation.

Voters still want Aztec gold for Pittsburgh’s Three Sisters Bridges

At the end of a two-week online poll, 10,527 voters — nearly 85 percent — said the bridges in Downtown should remain “Aztec Gold.”

3 days ago


More than 20 Pittsburgh streets slated for repaving, restoration work

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority contractors will perform the work, which will restrict parking in certain areas.

3 days ago


Little Sewickley Creek Bridge in Edgeworth to reopen

The bridge has been closed since March 23, when it was damaged in a crash involving a novice driver.

4 days ago


West Carson Street to close for several hours tonight

The inbound closure extends from Stanhope to Corliss streets while crews test electrical systems.

4 days ago


 But even though a trip from the airport to Downtown can net a fare of $35 or $40, some drivers say the new system forces them to wait too long.

Pittsburgh International Airport often not worth the wait for Uber drivers

Since new rules went into place last month, drivers say, the airport run has become a much less lucrative opportunity.

5 days ago


 FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

U.S. probing possible airline collusion

The Justice Department is conducting a civil antitrust investigation of whether airlines illegally signaled each other to keep fares high.

5 days ago


 The Donora-Webster Bridge disappears into a cloud of smoke as it drops into the Monongahela River this morning.

Donora Webster Bridge imploded

A contractor dropped the 107-year-old structure into the Monongahela River with explosives this morning.

5 days ago


Lane closures start tonight on Fort Pitt Bridge

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily through July 10, but no restrictions will occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

6 days ago


 "They put this in without us knowing anything about it. ... It’s sort of a mess," said Fred Aheimer, president and owner of Raff Printing on St. Mary Street on the South Side.

City Council, businesses at odds over South Side parking permit area

The parking district between 16th and 25th streets lets non-residents park for two hours between noon and midnight.

1 week ago


 Google has agreed to add the nation’s 250,000 railroad crossings to its mapping and mobile applications.

Getting on track: Google set to add U.S. railroad crossings to apps, online maps

Crashes and deaths rose at rail crossings last year, reversing a long trend of decreases.

1 week ago


Downtown drivers license center closed today

A water main break has resulted in the closing of the center at 708 Smithfield St.

6 days ago


 "I not only oppose the $5 ConnectCard fee, I believe we should be getting a discount for using them," said Edward Wagner of Brighton Heights.

$5 Port Authority ConnectCard fee runs into opposition

About 350,000 ConnectCards have been issued for free since the authority launched the system in 2012.

6 days ago


Car flips inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 7 p.m.

6 days ago


Parkway West work schedule announced for the week

The inbound parkway will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center at 10 p.m.; outbound will be closed from Green Tree-Crafton to I-79.

1 week ago


Gas prices take dip in Pittsburgh region

A check of more than 700 gas stations in the area found prices down 0.5 cents per gallon to an average of $2.97.

1 week ago


Traffic restrictions start today on Business Route 22 in Monroeville

Inspection of the bridge over Thompson Run Road is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.

1 week ago


Lane closures expected today on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Church Hill Road and Berryman Avenue.

1 week ago


 A "shared space" concept will be considered for the section of Liberty Avenue that forms the entrance to Downtown Pittsburgh.

Experts say shared space, transportation free-for-all makes sense for Pittsburgh

The idea to make Liberty Avenue a shared space from Commonwealth Place to Stanwix grew out of a symposium held last week.

1 week ago


 Crews begin construction work on the eastbound ramp of the Bloomfield Bridge this morning.

North Oakland road project expected to cause major traffic disruptions

The $13.4 million project will reconstruct or resurface parts of Bigelow Boulevard, North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard.

1 week ago


 Ashley Smith and Sophia Swinderski roller skating down Butler Street in Lawrenceville on Sunday during OpenStreetsPGH, a free public event that make streets pedestrian-only.

OpenStreetsPGH draws crowd despite cool, wet weather

Many businesses tried creative ways to attract new customers with cars off the streets.

1 week ago


State trooper injured in crash on I-279

A state trooper was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 279 Saturday night, police said.

1 week ago


Two-vehicle accident causes lane closure on Saw Mill Run Boulevard

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. near the entrance to the West End Bridge.

1 week ago


Airport people mover back to full service

The work on the Pittsburgh International Airport transport system was completed Thursday afternoon, more than a day ahead of schedule.

1 week ago


Parkway West weekend closures announced

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center; the outbound side from Green Tree-Crafton to I-79.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh International Airport has been pressing U.S. Customs to add more staff in cases where more than one international flight arrives around the same time, to minimize long wait times. But so far the agency has not seen the need to do so.

Slow lines at customs raise concerns at Pittsburgh International Airport

Customs officials say a big factor affecting wait times is the so-called “sandwich effect,” when multiple flights land all at once.

1 week ago


UPS pilots temporarily blinded by laser beamed into cockpit

Federal and state authorities are investigating what they described as a dangerous incident Tuesday night in the skies over Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


 Introductory roundtrip fares for trips departing from Pittsburgh to Toronto will start at $286, including fees and taxes.

New Pittsburgh-to-Toronto flight options coming in September

Porter Airlines, a Toronto-based regional airline, will begin two daily nonstops to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

1 week ago


Southbound California Avenue ramp inspection to cause restrictions

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

1 week ago


Portion of Pa. Turnpike will close early Sunday

Crews will do bridge work from midnight to 5 a.m.

1 week ago


Lanes on Route 28 might be closed today

The closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in both directions during inspection of the bridge.

1 week ago


 The concept, called shared space, removes traffic signals, signage, crosswalks, lane markings and curbs, setting up a sort of free-for-all plaza where pedestrians, drivers and cyclists must watch out for one another.

Is a transportation free-for-all coming to Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle?

Planners are studying the concept, which removes traffic signals, signage, crosswalks, lane markings and curbs.

1 week ago


Traffic restrictions, including stoppages, set on Route 50 in Collier today

Duquesne Light crews will be working on an overhead cable from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Collier Town Square and Raceway Plaza Drive.

1 week ago


Overnight lane closure planned on Parkway West in Robinson

The right lane will close at the bridge carrying Route 22/30 over the parkway at 10 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m.

1 week ago


Parts of Greentree Road to be repaved

Work will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday this week, weather permitting.

1 week ago


 A recent report says the use of prescription drugs and heroin is contributing to a rise in overdose deaths, which now surpass car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states.

Drug overdoses surpass car accident deaths in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is near the top of the list for deaths from drug overdoses, but West Virginia and Ohio face worse epidemic, a report says.

2 weeks ago


Lane closures possible today on Westinghouse Bridge

The restrictions in East Pittsburgh are possible until 4 p.m.

2 weeks ago


Traffic restrictions begin today on Campbells Run Road in Robinson

Alternating one-way traffic will occur at times at the Parkway West overpass from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through the end of July.

2 weeks ago


Gas prices near $3 a gallon in Pittsburgh area

The cost of fuel remains lower than this time a year ago -- 83.5 cents lower in the Pittsburgh area and 88.9 cents nationally.

2 weeks ago


PennDOT says work postponed but Route 51 lanes close anyway

Single-lane traffic was in effect from Whited Street to Edgebrook Avenue.

2 weeks ago


Parkway West reopens; another inbound closure tonight

The closure is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

2 weeks ago


 The "Three Sisters" bridges, which span the Allegheny River, left to right, the Roberto Clemente, the Andy Warhol and the Rachel Carson bridges.

Are 'Three Sisters' due for new hue?

What color should the “Three Sisters” bridges be? The public is invited to respond at www.alleghenycounty.us/sisterbridges.aspx.

2 weeks ago


Port Authority warns of service disruptions today

Early morning rail service will be detoured; extra rail service will run for the Rolling Stones concert.

2 weeks ago



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