A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

about 19 hours ago

 Motorists will get a reprieve from Parkway West lane restrictions this holiday weekend.

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

about 7 hours ago

 An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a plane, bus, car or train at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA.

Travelers flock to airport, highways for long holiday weekend

An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel away from home over the holiday, the most travelers since 2007, AAA says.

about 8 hours ago

 An Amtrak officer watches passengers Tuesday as they board a train at Penn Station in New York. After a string of terror attacks in several countries, the U.S. government issued a worldwide travel alert.

U.S. traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

The findings prompted a call from the nation’s highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

about 19 hours ago

Advisory committee outlines potential traffic improvements in Murrysville

Study recommends increase in traffic impact fees and long range plans to relieve congestion caused by growth.

about 19 hours ago

 The Port Authority is expanding the number of parking spaces at the Washington Junction park-and-ride lot in Bethel Park.

More parking coming to Washington Junction park-n-ride lot

Plavchak Construction of Clairton has been in the process of renovating the lot since August.

about 19 hours ago

 The Mid-Atlantic Region is expected to have 4.94 million people hit the highways.

Lower gas prices, milder temperatures to ease holiday traveling

About 5 million people from the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey region are expected to take to the highway for Thanksgiving.

1 day ago

 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

1 day ago

 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

about 18 hours ago

 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

about 23 hours ago

 Belgian police officers patrol the Grand Place in downtown Brussels on Monday. The Belgian capital Brussels has entered its third day of lockdown, with schools and underground transport shut and more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country.

State Department issues travel warning in wake of attacks

A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said information suggests militants continue to plan attacks in multiple regions.

1 day ago

 A 798-space parking garage on the North Shore will be built on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The garage will cost an estimated $15 million and net 600 new spaces, taking into account those in Lot 1 being lost to the construction.

Another parking garage to go up next to Heinz Field

The stadium authority is giving the Pirates and Steelers another year to start their next development — a 250-unit residential and retail

1 day ago

TRAFFIC: Delays on northbound lanes of I-79 near Carnegie

Also, Parkway East will close for a second weekend, which will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and run through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh gasoline prices approach 6-year low ahead of Thanksgiving

A gallon is approaching $2.30, its lowest price since May 2009 in the Pittsburgh region.

2 days ago

 Drivers who injure workers in construction zones will face more serious penalties next year.

Legislature approves stricter punishments for drivers who injure construction workers

The governor has indicated he will sign the bill, a measure meant to limit injuries and deaths to workers in construction zones.

2 days ago

Wood St. T station evacuated after suspicious package found

Port Authority police investigated the package, determined it contained computer parts that seemed harmless and reopened the station.

2 days ago

 Legislators in states with an uptick in crude-by-rail traffic have passed laws and changed policies. But Pennsylvania’s Legislature has not.

Crude oil train safety: no action from Pennsylvania lawmakers

Other states with heavy crude-by-rail traffic have passed various laws to address safety. Pennsylvania legislators have not.

3 days ago

 The Roberto Clemente Bridge, above, and the Warhol Bridge are closed today and this evening for Pittsburgh's annual Light-Up Night.

TRAFFIC: Clemente, Warhol bridges closed in preparation for Light Up Night

The first full Parkway East closure begins at 11 tonight, about an hour after the fireworks display ends Downtown as part of Light-Up Night.

5 days ago

Dozens rally Downtown in push for expanded bus service in North Hills, East End

Several dozen people gathered at the Wood Street T station this morning before moving en masse to the monthly Port Authority board meeting.

5 days ago

Turnpike representatives present plans for reconstruction, widening project

Final design for the roughly five-mile western end of the project will begin in early 2016.

5 days ago

 Timothy Haslet, left, and David Haslet, right, celebrate with their sister Adrianne Haslet-Davis as she crosses the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon in Boston in April 2014.

Airline loses Boston marathon bombing survivor's prosthetic leg

Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her lower left leg in the April 2013 attacks.

5 days ago

New stop signs approved in Ross

Commissioners also discuss sanitary sewer overflows

5 days ago

 Pitt grad student Matt Bauman's work is now part of the discussion as Bike Pittsburgh and others lobby for better traffic control in the Oakland corridor.

Pitt student’s study on Oakland traffic patterns sparks citywide safety effort

“There’s a lot of people who move through that area every day and we need to do everything we can to keep people safe,” Matt Bauman said.

6 days ago

TRAFFIC: Stretch of Parkway East closing all weekend

The first full closure begins at 11 p.m., Friday about an hour after Light Up Night fireworks end Downtown, and runs through 6 a.m. Monday.

6 days ago

 A crowd gathers for last year's Light Up Night festivities Downtown.

Your guide to Pittsburgh's 2015 Light Up Night

Holiday spirit and wintry fun for the whole family will fill Downtown for the 55th annual event on Friday.

6 days ago

South Hills transit tunnel will close, affect T routes from Saturday through Monday

Port Authority will provide other means of transportation for riders affected by the closure.

6 days ago

 Allegiant will start twice-weekly service to New Orleans from Pittsburgh International Airport on Feb. 19.

Allegiant Air plans more nonstop flights for Pittsburgh

It also will make Pittsburgh a base of operations next month, that will bring with it up to 40 jobs and a 156-seat Airbus 319 aircraft.

6 days ago

Bus routes will be affected by Light Up Night

More than 50 bus routes will be detoured Friday for Light Up Night in Downtown, according to a statement by the Port Authority.

6 days ago

Man whose behavior forced jet to be diverted pleads guilty

Steven Pectol tried to fight and kick passengers and attendants on US Airways flight.

6 days ago

Rippel Road bridge remains closed in White Oak

The old bridge, which was built in 1939, was replaced.

6 days ago

All vehicles can use Wabash tunnel through August 2016

Federal officials are allowing all vehicles to use it during the reconstruction of West Carson Street.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge restrictions continue today

The Parkway East will close for two weekends to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Parkway East to close this weekend; Liberty Bridge work planned

The Parkway East will close for two weekends to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

1 week ago

 The Port Authority said the Mon Incline is the oldest continually operating funicular railway in the country.

Mon Incline to reopen Wednesday morning

The 635-foot incline has been closed since Sept. 8 so the Port Authority could upgrade the cars, rails and control system.

1 week ago

Pedestrian hurt while falling onto rear of Port Authority bus

A pedestrian was injured earlier this evening when he fell into the rear of a Port Authority bus in a McCandless shopping plaza, spokesman

1 week ago

Two hurt in crash on Route 8 in Richland

Police said the accident happened when the vehicle, going south on Route 8, attempted to turn onto Sandy Hill Road and collided with the

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge weekday, overnight work scheduled

Also, the Parkway East will close for two weekends to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

1 week ago

 Starbucks will open at the Pittsburgh International Airport in two locations: The baggage claim shop will open Dec. 16 and the Airside location Dec. 28, said Corey Williams, district director for HMSHost.

Pittsburgh airport lands 2 Starbucks shops

One of the chief complaints about the airport beyond the paucity of nonstop flights has been the lack of a Starbucks.

1 week ago

 If all goes well with the weekend dress rehearsals, the city will proceed with plans to implode the Greenfield Bridge during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Stretch of Parkway East to close next weekend

The closure will allow contractors preparing to demolish the Greenfield Bridge to begin removing the road surface from the bridge span.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: All lanes of Fort Pitt Tunnel currently open

Ceiling work is completed, as outbound lanes re-open to traffic.

1 week ago

 The Fort Pitt Tunnel will be closed so work crews can repair ceiling tiles, from 9 tonight through 11 a.m. Sunday, when it will reopen to traffic.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West, Fort Pitt Tunnel closures this weekend

The tunnel will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight through 11 a.m. Sunday, when it will reopen to traffic.

1 week ago

Pre-season pothole blitz planned for some Pittsburgh streets

Crews will work 12-hour shifts beginning at 6 a.m. each day to try to get ahead of problems before winter weather makes them worse.

1 week ago

PennDOT aims to stop flow of flooding costs

Flooding has cost the state Department of Transportation more than $21 million annually in damages to roads and bridges for the past decade.

1 week ago

Cranberry residents pleased Freedom Road bridge will remain open

It is currently a three-lane bridge and they plan to construct a six-lane bridge in the same spot at an estimated cost of $9 million.

1 week ago

 Emergency crews respond this morning to a six-vehicle crash on the Parkway East inbound at the Stanwix Street exit.

TRAFFIC: Stretch of Parkway West to close this weekend

Also in traffic news, PennDOT is closing the outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel all weekend for ceiling work.

1 week ago

Port Authority to add up to 35 more ticket machines

Port Authority CEO Ellen McLean said the additional machines would be deployed mostly at T stops in the South Hills.

1 week ago

 Construction continues on West Carson Street in October 2014.

Traffic officials seek to ease congestion on West Carson Street

Changes include opening the Corliss Tunnel to inbound traffic from West Carson and encouraging the contractor to finish the work quickly.

1 week ago

TRAFFIC: Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close all weekend

The Parkway West-Interstate 376 will close overnight on the inbound side from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

2 weeks ago

 A firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday.

Son-in-law of prominent Pittsburgh attorney among those killed in Akron crash

Jared Weiner, six of his co-workers and two pilots were killed when the plane crashed two miles from the airport.

2 weeks ago

TRAFFIC: Parkway East to close 2 weekends to prepare for Greenfield Bridge implosion

Also, Parkway East to close for two weekends to prepare for Greenfield Bridge implosion.

2 weeks ago