Transportation


 A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

Researchers analyzed 1,691 crash videos and observed potential distractions in 58.5 percent of them.

1 day ago


Overnight closures scheduled this week on Parkway West

The outbound side will close at 10 p.m. today and Tuesday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.

about 19 hours ago


Major project to restrict traffic on Route 50 in South Fayette

Reconstruction and other improvements will occur on nearly nine miles from the Washington County line to Millers Run Road.

about 19 hours ago


Route 19 construction continues in McCandless, Ross

Periodic lane closures are possible from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for traffic signal work on Trion Road, Perrymont Road and Washington Boulevard.

about 19 hours ago


Southbound Route 8 restriction planned today in Hampton

A lane closure was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. between Clearview Road and Murray Avenue.

about 19 hours ago


 A JetBlue computer outage caused long lines at airports across the country, including Boston’s Logan, Tampa, Orlando and Washington, D.C. as passengers were issued handwritten boarding passes.

JetBlue system outage causes delays at some airports

The airline’s ticketing system went down, preventing passengers from checking in with the popular airline.

about 18 hours ago


 Workers pull a van out of a canal this morning near Moore Haven, Fla. Eight people were killed and 10 injured when the church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal.

Police: Eight dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

Police said there were 18 people on the van; the driver and seven passengers are confirmed dead.

about 19 hours ago


 Allegheny County has budgeted more than $45 million for bridge and road work and in-house paving.

PennDOT lays out this year's road projects for Pittsburgh, region-by-region

Paving, street reconstruction and bridge work will dot much of the Pittsburgh region’s landscape this year.

4 days ago


 People pay tribute Friday to a memorial with inscriptions in four languages — “In memory of the victims of the air disaster of March 24, 2015” — for the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in a field near the French Alps in the village of Le Vernet.

Prosecutors say Germanwings co-pilot on crashed flight hid psychological troubles

Among the things seized by investigators in Andreas Lubitz’s belongings were torn and crumpled doctors’ notes excusing the pilot from work.

3 days ago


Port Authority board approves agreement to continue free rides to North Side Station

Under the five-year agreement, the Pittsburgh Stadium Authority and Alco Parking will pay $1.2 million to continue the service.

3 days ago


 The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday for the removal of ceiling tiles.

Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closing this weekend

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The posted detour uses West Carson Street to reach the West End Bypass.

3 days ago


Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres to stay closed for rest of 2015

Fixing landslide damage to a portion of  Camp Meeting Road in Bell Acres likely will take until the end of the year.

4 days ago


Murrysville road rating program to begin

Plan will set priorities for surface maintenance in the community.

4 days ago


Inspection to restrict traffic on outbound Route 65 today

The traffic restriction will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

4 days ago


Inspection of Elizabeth Bridge may close lanes starting today

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through April 20.

4 days ago


Sinkhole closes Laketon Road in Penn Hills

The sinkhole is in the 2800 block of Laketon Road, just east of the intersection with Crab Hollow Road.

4 days ago


PennDOT extends closure of Ingomar Road in McCandless

The paving project that closed Ingomar Road from Babcock Boulevard to Kummer Road was delayed by bad weather, the department said.

4 days ago


Restrictions set today on Noblestown Road

An alternating one-way pattern will be in effect under the bridge from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with full stoppages of up to 15 minutes at times.

4 days ago


Lane to close on Fort Pitt Bridge today

The outbound right lane of the Fort Pitt Bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

5 days ago


Section of Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township to close

The bridge over the turnpike at mile 43 will be replaced with a three-span concrete structure scheduled to open in the fall.

5 days ago


Congress considers privatizing U.S. air traffic control system

But just how long the 6,000 people who get the jobs can expect to work for the federal government is unclear.

6 days ago


Access to Corliss Tunnel from West Carson Street blocked

No right turns will be allowed through April 7.

6 days ago


Northbound Freeport Road to close today at New Kensington Bridge

The closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

6 days ago


 “People don’t love red-eyes. ... They’re no fun,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

More service from Pittsburgh to West Coast among airport chief's priorities

Christina Cassotis also plans to push for more service into Washington, D.C., and would like to see Delta Air Lines expand its Paris flight.

1 week ago


Outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close this weekend

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

6 days ago


Crews respond to medical emergency on Parkway East

A dispatch supervisor said crews are at a medical emergency with at least one patient that limited traffic to one lane in both directions.

6 days ago


Lane set to be closed to outbound Liberty Bridge

A lane will be closed on the ramp from the inbound Boulevard of the Allies to the outbound Liberty Bridge today and Thursday.

6 days ago


 Construction workers prepare steel beams for the next phase in the major rehabilitation of the Parkway West bridges in Carnegie on Sunday.

Parkway West overnight closures to occur nightly

The parkway will be closed outbound starting at 10 p.m. today through Thursday from Green Tree to Interstate 79.

1 week ago


Intersection work to begin today on Route 8 in Hampton

The project will add turn lanes and upgraded signals at Route 8 and Duncan Avenue.

1 week ago


Parkway East restricted tonight at Birmingham Bridge and in Churchill

The lane restrictions and stoppages of up to five minutes are possible between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly today through Friday.

1 week ago


Route 19 restrictions resume today in Ross, McCandless

Periodic lane closures will be in effect at the Pine Creek Road intersection and on several other roads.

1 week ago


 The 300-unit upscale apartment complex includes four buildings, each four stories, and will wrap around a courtyard that features a clubhouse and pool.

Plans unveiled for apartment complex at Port Authority's South Hills Village Station

The complex will have apartments with one to three bedrooms, renting for $1,200 to $2,400.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh installed pay-by-plate meters in 2012, allowing parkers to type in their license plate numbers and insert either quarters or a credit card.

App could be used to pay at Pittsburgh parking meters, but could privacy issues arise?

Pittsburgh parkers may soon feed the meter using their smartphones, but the price includes a little bit of your data.

1 week ago


Old Edgeworth bridge hit, closed indefinitely

The bridge, built in 1889, connects Woodland Road and Little Sewickley Creek Road.

1 week ago


Mon Wharf to partially reopen on Monday

About 325 spaces will be available to the public for the first time since March 11.

1 week ago


Roberto Cle­mente span to close Tues­day

The side­walks will be open. Traf­fic will be de­toured to the Andy War­hol Bridge.

1 week ago


Oak­wood Road Bridge closed for 3 weeks

The bridge, which con­nects Craf­ton with Pitts­burgh’s Oak­wood neigh­bor­hood, will be closed for three weeks start­ing to­day,

1 week ago


McCoy Road in Stowe to close start­ing to­day

McCoy Road will be closed be­tween Island Avenue and Shaw Drive in Stowe start­ing at 7 a.m. to­day.

1 week ago


Bridge in­spec­tions to im­pact Route 65

Bridge in­spec­tors will be at work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. week­days through April 3.

1 week ago


 The Roberto Clemente Bridge will close to vehicular traffic next week for deck and drainage repairs and installation of bike lanes.

Roberto Clemente Bridge to close next week

The bridge will close at 9 a.m. Tuesday for repair work and the installation of bike lanes. It is scheduled to reopen on April 10.

1 week ago


Traffic restricted on Parkway West part of today

Restrictions are overnight and into the morning.

1 week ago


 Get ready: The outbound Fort Pitt Tunnel will close for the weekend at 10 tonight, with a scheduled reopening by 6 a.m. Monday.

Lane to be blocked on Fort Pitt Bridge today

The right lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. but the ramp to West Carson Street will remain open.

1 week ago


Slide closes road in Bell Acres

Preliminary engineering is underway for repairs and the county hopes to reopen the road by the end of the year.

1 week ago


 The Port Authority has been pilot testing the system in which users will be able to add value to their ConnectCards online.

Pittsburghers soon will be able to add money online to their ConnectCards

The authority has been testing an online portal and expects to debut it as soon as next month.

1 week ago


NCAA fans can make fast break as Parkway West to remain open Thursday

PennDOT will keep the outbound side open overnight Thursday while restricting inbound traffic to a single lane from Interstate 79 to

1 week ago


 As the snow melts, the new crop of potholes appears on area streets. Long-gone trolley tracks show at the bottom of this pothole on East Carson Street at South 19th Street on the South Side.

Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works crews responding to thousands of pothole complaints

In all, crews worked about 100 hours patching potholes across the city last week and work is continuing this week.

1 week ago


 A Port Authority subway makes its way to the  Allegheny T Station on the North Shore.

Downtown Pittsburgh to North Shore light-rail service not charged; lot parking rates rise

Port Authority continues working on finding a sponsor for free rides to and from Allegheny Station.

1 week ago


 The Uber app connects independent contractor drivers using their own vehicles with passengers via its smartphone app. But a lawsuit is seeking to have drivers reclassified as employees.

Uber and Lyft face independent contractor challenges

Two lawsuits in California threaten the core of the independent contractor business model used by Lyft and Uber.

1 week ago


Weather service renews flood advisory

Releases from upstream flood-control reservoirs could keep the water high enough to cause minor flooding at the Monongahela Wharf.

1 week ago


Lots of construction planned this year for Montour Trail

Trail users will have to deal with closures and detours but a big payoff awaits.

2 weeks ago



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