Transportation


Pittsburgh afternoon commute slowed by subway problems, I-79 crash

A train was having mechanical issues at the Gateway Center subway station and in Washington County by a jack-knifed tractor trailer on I-79.

about 8 hours ago


PennDOT line-painting truck overturned in Beaver County crash

Two people were reported to have been trapped, dispatchers said. Police said at least one person was transported by medical helicopter.

about 8 hours ago


 As of mid-August, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority had issued nearly 25,000 fewer tickets than over the first eight months of 2013.

Pittsburgh parking tickets down, revenue up as drivers use pay stations

Pittsburgh Parking Authority says drivers using the pay stations that replaced parking meters two years ago leads to less tickets issued.

about 2 hours ago


 Construction work along Route 30 in Hempfield is scheduled to wrap up in November, according to PennDOT.

Route 30 work on target for November finish

The $8 million project to add center turning lanes to a 1.5-mile section of the highway in Jeannette and Hempfield began in 2012.

1 day ago


Thompson Run Road restrictions start today

The traffic restrictions are scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from today though Sept. 26.

1 day ago


Port Authority announces weekend T detours

Crews will replace the crossing at Potomac Avenue.

1 day ago


Federal auto regulators draw lawmakers’ wrath on ignition switch defect

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had sufficient information to identify the flaw as early as 2007.

2 days ago


 Traffic snakes through a construction zone on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. A Connecticut construction company was ordered Monday to pay $15.8 million in damages to the family of a Finleyville woman injured in a Route 51 crash five years ago.

Jury awards $15.8 million to work-zone crash victim from Finleyville

Brenda Gump-Schragl was on her way to her daughter’s wedding-rehearsal dinner when the crash occurred on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills.

3 days ago


 A cyclist travels the new two-way bike lanes along Panther Hollow Road crossing into Schenley Park in Oakland.

Pittsburgh cyclists concerned about redesign of Schenley Drive in Oakland

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is in the process of redesigning the road through Schenley Park, part of a program to reduce storm runoff.

4 days ago


 Kristin Saunders, Pittsburgh's new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Pittsburgh’s new bike and pedestrian coordinator ready to roll

Kristin Saunders, 30, joins city government from an architecture firm in San Francisco, where she worked on public space design.

4 days ago


Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

3 days ago


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber may get boost in Harrisburg

“I'd rather address it now than wait until it becomes more of an issue in the future," Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said.

5 days ago


Accident near Fort Duquesne Bridge blocks one lane

A five-vehicle accident on Interstate 279 south near the inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge blocked a lane of traffic and resulted in injuries.

4 days ago


Bridge construction to delay northern area turnpike traffic

Westbound traffic between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley will be delayed about 8 p.m. Monday so a contractor can move supplies.

6 days ago


 A jet makes its final approach at Pittsburgh International Airport while crossing traffic signs over Beer School Road in Moon.

Some commuter service returning to Pittsburgh International Airport

Florida-based Sun Air will be starting flights between the Findlay airport and Jamestown, New York, and Altoona in mid October.

6 days ago


 A Port Authority bus travels on Fifth Avenue in Oakland. Today, 17 bus routes were added to the Port Authority’s real-time tracking system.

More bus routes added to Allegheny County's real-time tracking system

Riders can closely monitor the arrival time for buses using the real-time system.

1 week ago


 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen on Commonwealth in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Lyft hearing examines insurance

A witness for a Pennsylvania trade group tried to explain Wednesday why the insurance coverage that Lyft is proposing is problematic.

1 week ago


P1 East Busway-All Stops bus route to be detoured this weekend

The East Liberty Station will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday.

1 week ago


 A driver gives plenty of room to a biker on Penn Avenue in Garfield.

Reducing street congestion major issue at Pittsburgh cyclist conference

Greater vehicle congestion is a potential problem in Pittsburgh. Bike lanes could help reduce number of vehicles.

1 week ago


 Demolition continues at the Civic Arena site in 2012.

Transportation grant for Hill District redevelopment much less than expected

Local leaders wanted $21 million for connector work, but only $1.5 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

1 week ago


Uber details insurance policy at hearing

Ride-sharing companies are seeking permanent experimental authority to operate in the county and other parts of Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Traffic running smoothly after heavy early-morning back-ups

Traffic had been backed up on Interstate 376 inbound, mainly between the Carnegie and Rosslyn Farms exits.

1 week ago


Bike share bill passes

Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution Tuesday setting the financing for the city’s coming bike share program in motion.

1 week ago


 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx addresses the audience at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

U.S. transportation secretary says he is pushing for bike, pedestrian networks

Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this morning.

1 week ago


 At the historic Pumphouse in Munhall, riders from Washington, D.C., joined riders from Downtown for a celebratory ride to the Bike Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Monday morning.

Bike advocates review Pittsburgh region’s ability to deal with hills, bridges

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference attendees are interested in how the area deals with problematic terrain.

1 week ago


 A Lyft car in Market Square, Downtown.

PUC chairman, commissioners support Fontana legislation for Lyft, Uber

The bill would introduce Transportation Network Companies as a new category for transportation providers.

1 week ago


 his July 14, 2010, file photo shows Cadillac CTS vehicles being displayed outside the LaFountaine Cadillac in Highland Township, Mich.

GM: Nearly ‘self-driving’ cars due for sale in 2016

Also, another 2017 Cadillac, the CTS, will be equipped with radio transmitters and receivers that will let it communicate with other cars.

1 week ago


 In January 1995, cargo hangar No. 1 at Pittsburgh International Airport full of pieces from Flight 427. In the foreground is the tail section, which investigators focused on in the aftermath of the crash. The inquiry eventually led to a faulty mechanism in the rudder.

USAir Flight 427: 20 years later

The Flight 427 Air Disaster Support League will hold its final memorial service Monday, 20 years after the crash that killed 132.

1 week ago


 Crews with Parking Lot Painting Co. remove the old bike lane markings earlier this week from Penn Avenue between 15th and 16 streets in preparation for the new bike lane that will remove eastbound vehicle traffic between Sixth and 16th streets.

Bike lanes go live in Pittsburgh

No accidents reported, but police issue warnings to some drivers near new bike lane on Penn Avenue, Downtown.

1 week ago


Hotline to field calls on Parkway West improvement project

PennDOT began a $72.8 million project that will upgrade the highway from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to Interstate 79.

1 week ago


Ex-Pennsylvania driver's license examiner pleads to bribery

State police said Marvin Mills of Vanderbilt tested 346 Bhutanese drivers between June 2009 and August 2013 and failed only seven.

1 week ago


Lane reopens on Route 28 inbound as part of project

The new traffic configuration affects the area between the 31st Street Bridge and the Chestnut Street overpass.

1 week ago


Wible Run Road in Shaler to shut down for bridge repairs

Wible Run Road in Shaler between Evergreen Road and Anderson Road will be closed for about a week beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

1 week ago


 PennDOT is alerting motorists to new lane shifts on Route 28 southbound beginning Friday morning.

New Route 28 traffic pattern begins Friday morning

The new traffic configuration will affect the area between the 31st Street Bridge and the Chestnut Street overpass, weather permitting

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, speaks Wednesday about the bike lanes to be installed on the Warhol and Clemente bridges crossing the Allegheny to Downtown and the Philip Murray Bridge over the Mon to the South Side.

Warhol Bridge bike lane installation completed

The bike lanes, one in each direction, will remain in place through Sept. 13, the county said in a news release.

2 weeks ago


East Busway closing for parts of Friday, Saturday for construction near East Liberty Station

The detour will begin at 9 p.m. Friday and end at 6 p.m. Saturday.

2 weeks ago


Outbound lanes of Squirrel Hill tunnel closed due to crash

Both outbound lanes of the Squirrel Hill tunnel are closed due to a crash in the tunnel.

2 weeks ago


Airline seat furor's instigator regrets his behavior

The argument became so tense that the pilots of the Aug. 24 fight diverted the Boeing 737 to Chicago.

2 weeks ago


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald speaks about Pittsburgh's new temporary and permanent bike lanes to be installed on the Warhol, Clemente and Philip Murray bridges.

Allegheny County to install bike lanes on three bridges

The Andy Warhol Bridge will have temporary bike lanes, while the Roberto Clemente and South 10th Street bridges will get permanent lanes.

2 weeks ago


One Fort Pitt Bridge lane to be closed inbound Saturday morning

One lane of the Fort Pitt Bridge will be closed inbound from 6 a.m. to noon for routine inspection.

2 weeks ago


 FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013 photo, rows of slimline seats await installation aboard a Southwest Airlines 737 at the carrier's headquarters in Dallas. "Seats are getting closer together," says Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 60,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines. (AP Photo/John Mone)

Airlines report more passenger bickering over legroom

Airline passengers appear to be taking out their frustrations over tighter space against other fliers.

2 weeks ago


Work on I-79 kicks on in the north and south

Work on I-70 in Marshall kicks into high gear this week.

2 weeks ago


Lawsuit over height of Pittsburgh parking meters settled

Federal regulations indicate that the “operable parts” of meters should be no more than 48 inches above ground.

2 weeks ago


Boston Bridge inspection to restrict traffic on Tuesday

Restrictions will occur from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2 weeks ago


West Hardies Road to reopen tonight in Hampton

West Hardies Road in Hampton, which has been closed since July 21, is scheduled to reopen tonight, weather permitting.

2 weeks ago


 Cars travel along the lower PJ McArdle Roadway.

Weather, traffic to heat up Labor Day weekend

Heading into the last holiday weekend of summer, the temperature in Pittsburgh has yet to reach 90 degrees. Will that change?

3 weeks ago


Intersection reopens on Valley Brook Road

Valley Brook Road in Peters reopened Thursday after a $4.9 million, 15-month project to reconstruct and realign the intersection.

3 weeks ago


Outbound Liberty Tunnel down to one lane tonight

The restriction will be in place from 10 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Friday.

3 weeks ago


 The view of Downtown from the  roof of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Safe passage: Day in and day out, crews labor to keep Pittsburgh tunnel traffic trouble-free

It’s no simple task -- keeping motorists moving safely through the area’s many tunnels.

3 weeks ago


I-79 ramps to close tonight for paving

The northbound on-ramp at Carnegie and the northbound off-ramp to the inbound Parkway West will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Friday.

3 weeks ago



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