Transportation


Baldwin Borough bridge project extended

A bridge replacement project that has closed a section of Glass Run Road in Baldwin Borough has been extended until Dec. 15.

about 16 hours ago


Near collisions of drones, airliners surging, FAA says

Drones, many launched by hobbyists or photographers, are increasingly menacing commercial aircraft at takeoff and landings.

about 16 hours ago


 Travelers hustle to their planes at Pittsburgh International Airport this morning.

Pittsburgh travelers face flight cancellations as storm hits Northeast

At Pittsburgh International, six arriving flights and 12 departures had been canceled, and four arrivals and 17 departures delayed.

1 day ago


 Travelers check the flight schedule boards at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday morning. After an initial early-morning rush, crowds at the airport thinned out.

Travel conditions much improved after a sloppy Thanksgiving Eve

After a day of weather-related travel delays, things were back to normal this morning.

about 7 hours ago


 Gas prices at a GetGo station on Route 88 in Bethel Park.  In Pittsburgh, the average price on Tuesday was $3.02, 35 cents below the 2013 price.

Thanksgiving travelers hit the road; today busiest on Pennsylvania Turnpike

AAA says 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday; a storm warning has been issued for central and southeast Pa.

1 day ago


PennDOT to install Parkway West sound barriers for Green Tree

Residents along Parkedge and Pennfield roads and East Manilla Avenue will enjoy noise abatement from traffic traveling along Parkway West.

1 day ago


Nightly closures set to continue on Wood Street

The lane will be closed at 10 p.m. daily and reopen at 6 a.m. through late December for infrastructure work.

1 day ago


PennDOT cautions holiday drivers to avoid I-81 during snowstorm

I-81 always carries a heavy volume of trucks, and it’s a major national artery for holiday travelers.

1 day ago


Inbound Parkway West traffic restricted tonight

The restriction was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and be lifted by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

2 days ago


 A Port Authority spokesman said fareboxes will be upgraded sometime next year.

Port Authority fareboxes not always charging correctly

Fareboxes now have to be reset manually by Port Authority drivers to prevent riders from paying too much when they use ConnectCards.

2 days ago


Liberty Bridge inspections to restrict traffic

The work will occur on both sides of the bridge from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All ramps will be open.

2 days ago


Chartiers Creek Bridge in Carnegie, Scott to reopen this evening

Chartiers Creek Bridge No. 6 has been closed since July during a $1.6 million rehabilitation project.

2 days ago


 Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

Uber, airport continue court battle

Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

1 day ago


PennDOT announces restrictions on Lebanon Road in West Mifflin

The road will be limited to an alternating one-way pattern until 3 p.m. today and again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., PennDOT said.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike says 11 workers disciplined over porn on agency's email system

A spokesman said today the punishment ranged from suspension for the most serious violations to letters of reprimand.

2 days ago


Winter storm warning issued for Laurel Highlands

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Laurel Highlands and much of central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


Bridge on Old Steubenville Pike in North Fayette to reopen

The bridge, closed for repairs since July 16, will reopen at 5 p.m.

3 days ago


Lane on Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh to close nightly

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. daily through late December, with the lane reopening by 6 a.m. daily.

3 days ago


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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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



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