Transportation


 Nationally, gas prices were up 12 cents in the past week to hit an average of $2.42 cents per gallon.

Gas prices keep ticking upward in Pittsburgh region

Gas rose 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week in the Pittsburgh area.

1 day ago


 Parkway West on-and-off ramps in Carnegie will be closed at 10 tonight and remain closed through late December for the second year of a $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project.

Parkway West closures begin tonight

The project will cause a variety of traffic shifts, narrowed lanes, lane closures and full overnight and weekend detours.

2 days ago


Study finds pedestrian deaths up 40 percent in Pennsylvania

The number of deaths rose from 53 in the first six months of 2013 to 74 during the same period of last year.

4 days ago


Parkway work to close Carnegie ramps starting Monday night

The on- and off-ramps will be closed at 10 p.m. Monday for a $72.8 million project that will stretch from I-79 to the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

4 days ago


Uber says security breach affected about 50,000 drivers

The data breach involved current and former Uber drivers, and the company has notified attorneys general in states where those drivers live.

4 days ago


Error botched security image on Pennsylvania licenses

The flawed driver’s licenses transposed the letters in the security image to “AP” instead of “PA.”

4 days ago


 President Barack Obama, right, campaigns in November for then-gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wolf urges Obama to speed action on rail shipments of crude oil

The governor asked for consideration of lower speed limits, stronger oil tanker designs and standards before it is shipped.

4 days ago


 Southwest is offering introductory fares as low as $89 one way from Pittsburgh as part of the launch of its new daily nonstop service to Dallas.

Southwest Airlines announces daily nonstop Pittsburgh-to-Dallas flights

Southwest is offering introductory fares as low as $89 one way from Pittsburgh as part of the launch.

5 days ago


PennDOT announces overnight lane closures on Parkway West

A lane will close in both directions between Interstate 79 and Green Tree, starting at 10 p.m. and will end by 6 a.m. each day.

5 days ago


Bridges in McKeesport, North Braddock to be restricted today

The inspections affect the Jerome Street Bridge and the Tassey Hollow Bridge.

5 days ago


Mon Incline returns to service

Port Authority blamed a computer problem for the incline’s closure on Wednesday.

5 days ago


Ex-W.Va. highway official sentenced in corruption case

Edward Matthew Tuttle, 39, of Buckhannon, had pleaded guilty in August in U.S. District Court.

5 days ago


Monongahela Incline expected to remain out of service through this evening

Shuttles are available through the duration of the outage for $2.50, the same 1 zone fare that the incline costs.

6 days ago


 Commuters depart a train bound for the North Shore at the Gateway station. Rides between the North Shore and Downtown have been free, mostly underwritten by the Steelers.

Free North Shore T service expected to survive without Steelers as sponsor

The Port Authority is exploring other sponsors to keep subway service between Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore free to riders.

1 week ago


 Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky, left, shoots against Maryland forward Damonte Dodd in the first half of Tuesday's game in College Park, Md.

Wisconsin basketballers spend night in Pittsburgh after Maryland loss, emergency landing

The Badgers lost a Big 10 conference game Tuesday night at Maryland in College Park, 59-53.

6 days ago


Parkway West to close again tonight for sign work

Parkway West will be closed between Interstate 79 and Green Tree from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the second night in a row.

6 days ago


 A view of the sidewalk leading up to the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

County Airport gets $2.9 million state grant

It was the biggest of six grants announced for smaller airports by PennDOT.

1 week ago


 A crew works to remove a crashed white Denali from the Fort Pitt Boulevard and Wood Street intersection on Wednesday afternoon.

At least five sent to hospital after two-vehicle crash, foot chase Downtown

A fugitive led police on a car and foot chase Downtown this afternoon before they found him severely injured in a pool of blood.

6 days ago


Tough morning for T riders

As of 7 a.m., inbound service had been restored but outbound trains were continuing to detour.

1 week ago


Allegiant Air to start seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach from Pittsburgh

The new flight will start operating June 5 and run until August 17 and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.

1 week ago


One injured in I-376 crash in Beaver County

State police said the eastbound side of the highway had to be shut down while rescue crews cleared the wreckage in Brighton.

1 week ago


 The Port Authority's Allegheny T station on the North Shore.

Steelers: Port Authority punts on extending free rides on T

The Steelers say the transit agency is pursuing “other options.”

1 week ago


 A tractor trailer lies on its side after an accident on  I-79 South.

Crash causes closure of section of I-79 South

PennDOT warns motorists to expect heavy delays and consider alternate routes.

1 week ago


PennDOT reschedules full overnight closure of Parkway West for Tuesday

Work scheduled for tonight has been pushed back a day by cold weather.

1 week ago


States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding

The network of roads, highways and bridges is aging during era in which federal money for such projects has remained stagnant or declined.

1 week ago


Truck crash closes part of I-79 near Pittsburgh

The crash closed part of southbound I-79 between the Carnegie and Heidelberg/Collier interchanges.

1 week ago


Eastbound turnpike lanes reopened after tractor-trailer overturns

The eastbound side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed between Monroeville and Irwin after a tractor-trailer overturned before 7 a.m.

1 week ago


Snow won't stop closure of inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel for ceiling work

The tunnel will close at 10 tonight and is not scheduled to reopen until 6 a.m. Monday as crews continue removing the tunnel ceiling.

1 week ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel reopens after crash

The crash occurred near the entrance to the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel around 11:40 a.m.

1 week ago


PennDOT restores speed limit on section of I-80

The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph on Interstate 80 in Mercer and Venango counties.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania PUC bureau pushes Uber to release trip data

The enforcement bureau wants Uber to provide trip data, in keeping with a July 28 secretarial letter from the PUC commissioners.

1 week ago


Service restored after delays on Blue Line in Library

Spokesman Jim Ritchie said three trips were delayed near the Library stop between 7:15 and 8 a.m.

1 week ago


Judges to hear Uber arguments

According to an order from Judges Mary Long and Jeffrey Watson, they will hear from both sides, but will not take testimony from witnesses.

2 weeks ago


 McKnight Road is a long commercial corridor in the North Hills. In addition to adaptive traffic signals, PennDOT will add traffic cameras, which can be viewed at the department’s 511pa.com website.

New signal system aims to ease McKnight Road traffic congestion

PennDOT said 11 intersections on McKnight Road will get signals that adjust themselves continuously based on traffic conditions.

2 weeks ago


 State police close off the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Washington County this morning after a crash involving two tractor-trailer trucks.

Tractor-trailer crash closes Interstate 70 westbound in Washington County

PennDOT reports that the crash occurred between Exit 11/Taylorstown at Route 221 and Exit 6/Claysville.

2 weeks ago


Squirrel Hill Tunnel reopens after crash

The crash involving multiple vehicles was reported around 10 a.m. PennDOT was recommending that drivers use alternate routes.

2 weeks ago


Mechanical issue shuts down Mon Incline

Shuttle buses were serving the upper and lower stations.

2 weeks ago


Fort Pitt Tunnel restrictions postponed

The department also had to scrub plans to close the Parkway West on Monday night for sign work in the Rosslyn Farms area.

2 weeks ago


Parkway West to close, Fort Pitt Tunnel lane restrictions scheduled for tonight

The closure was to begin at 10 p.m. and end by 6 a.m. to allow crews to erect an overhead sign structure.

2 weeks ago


Cost of saving a half-hour on Amtrak to Harrisburg? $10 billion

Rail advocates say they favor an approach to provide more frequent service instead of less travel time from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


Wabash Tunnel opens to ease Fort Pitt detour

The tunnel provides an escape valve for traffic heading to Downtown Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


Allegheny County Airport Authority escalates aviation forum presence

The airport authority is going to an exhibition in South Africa to try to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh.

2 weeks ago


Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel closed this weekend

Three previous scheduled closings were called off because of bad weather.

2 weeks ago


 This weekend's closure of the Fort Pitt Tunnel inbound is just the beginning of restrictions for Parkway West drivers.

Wabash Tunnel to provide alternate route during Fort Pitt Tunnel closure

Normally open to outbound traffic on weekends, the tunnel will be reversed to inbound operation.

2 weeks ago


 Kenneth Diggs of Baltimore rides on the Pennsylvanian, a passenger train that runs between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

Report: Improvements to Pittsburgh-Harrisburg train service would be costly

The Keystone West High Speed Rail study, which was begun by PennDOT in 2011, looked at four options for improving service in the corridor.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh airport officials to attend South Africa conference to boost flights

At the World Routes 2015 Forum, held in Durban in September, the airport authority will have a presence greater than in previous years.

2 weeks ago


 Wayne Fontana speaks during a July press conference to announce his support for ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.

Sen. Fontana re-introduces ride share legislation

Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline, said Senate bill 447 addresses safety and liability issues that arose during PUC hearings in the fall.

2 weeks ago


 A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland in July.

PUC approves Lyft two-year license for most of Pennsylvania

Approval does not include the Philadelphia area, where that city’s parking authority has jurisdiction over taxi and ride-share companies.

2 weeks ago


Monongahela Incline to close tonight

It will close at 8 p.m. and reopen for normal service Friday morning.

2 weeks ago


 Inbound traffic on the Parkway West.

Parkway West construction ready to resume

While the construction will improve the parkway, some needed upgrades will have to wait.

2 weeks ago



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