Transportation


Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

Officials are still trying to determine how to regulate the new industry.

about 23 hours ago


 The driver of this truck was killed in 2008 when his rig overturned on Interstate 79.

Is that big rig road worthy?

Trucks have become safer to drive than ever. So why are they involved in so many accidents?

about 23 hours ago


 Juliann Maier, 46, of Ross, faces trial in Common Pleas Court on multiple charges including reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Authority fires bus drivers over crash

Port Authority has fired two bus drivers who face criminal charges in connection with a Sept. 22 crash on the Parkway North.

1 day ago


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

Is Lyft too friendly to battle Uber?

Lyft wants its drivers to be quirky and personable, leaving plenty of room for creativity.

1 day ago


Winter weather advisory posted for Allegheny County

The advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. with a possible accumulation of ice from freezing drizzle and a trace of snow.

2 days ago


 A car sporting the Lyft mustache drives down a Downtown street in Pittsburgh last summer.

PUC grants ride-share company Lyft experimental license

The terms of the agreement contain specific conditions Lyft must adhere to before the permission takes effect.

3 days ago


South Fayette advances study of traffic corridors

Administrators are dedicating $40,000 from their capital fund in 2015 to further their traffic task force efforts.

3 days ago


Tunnel closures snarl Parkway West

PennDOT issued a statement around 10:30 a.m. announcing the closures, lasting up to 10 minutes in both directions, through 2 p.m.

4 days ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

AG charges 10 in $1.2 million PennDOT theft

The AG says the managers, assigned to PennDOT’s district covering southeastern Pennsylvania, took kickbacks from highway inspectors.

4 days ago


McArdle Roadway closed today, Thursday

Crews will work on the sidewalk and trim trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Access will be maintained for bikes and pedestrians.

4 days ago


 Newly appointed Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis, speaks to the media.

New airports chief wants to bring more nonstop flights to Pittsburgh

Christina Cassotis will oversee operations at Pittsburgh International in Findlay and the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

4 days ago


Drainage work to slow Route 88 traffic in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Milford and Hillside drives through next Tuesday.

5 days ago


Bessemer Avenue in East Pittsburgh restricted today through Friday

Crews will inspect the Route 30 bridge, causing alternating one-way traffic on Bessemer from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday.

5 days ago


Inspection to restrict traffic under bridge in East Pittsburgh

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

5 days ago


Traffic restriction planned on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5 days ago


Allegheny County names new airport director

Christina Cassotis, a former Boston aviation consultant, has been named CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

6 days ago


 Uber is operating in the Pittsburgh area under temporary authority from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Charges dismissed for Uber drivers cited for trespassing at Pittsburgh airport

District Justice Anthony Saveikis threw out the charges against the drivers after they agreed to discontinue pick-ups at the airport.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh-area gas prices fall by steepest margin

They fell 6.7 cents to an average of $2.85, the biggest weekly drop since prices started dropping in September.

6 days ago


Con­nectCard ma­chines at East Liberty Station out of service today and Tuesday

The ma­chines will be back in ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

6 days ago


Fort Duquesne Bridge ramp to close today

The scheduled closure is from 6 a.m. to noon

1 week ago


Squirrel Hill Tunnel crashes cause traffic trouble

Pittsburgh police said the first accident involved two cars and the next, within an hour or so, was a three-car accident.

1 week ago


Parkways may have morning lane closures during sign inspections

Work hours are 6 a.m. to noon both days.

1 week ago


Boyce Road in South Fayette reopens after water main replacement

The road had been closed from Mayview to Hunting Ridge roads for the replacement of 1,500 feet of a 60-year-old main.

1 week ago


Mifflin Road in Hays to have traffic restrictions starting today

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between Slate Street and Lebanon Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Thursday.

1 week ago


London air control computer failure resolved

Flights are being delayed because of the outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, England.

1 week ago


Transport chiefs for U.S., Canada to meet over oil train safety

Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is due to host U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Toronto next Thursday.

1 week ago


 Traffic travels up the McArdle Roadway toward Mount Washington in February 2010.

McArdle Roadway to close today, Friday in Pittsburgh

The closures are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bike and pedestrian traffic will be maintained.

1 week ago


McArdle Roadway closures set for today, Friday

Work hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

1 week ago


Debris removal to cause night restrictions on Interstate 79

Work will occur after 7 p.m. weeknights between Carnegie (Exit 57) and Heidelberg-Collier (Exit 55).

1 week ago


Ramp from Interstate 70 to I-79 in Washington County to open early

The ramp, closed for construction since Tuesday, had been scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday.

1 week ago


 Airline carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand. As a result, they expect to cut the average ticket price by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and taxes.

Cheaper fares forecast as airlines reap profits of oil slump

Carriers are forecasting record profits for 2015 thanks to cheaper fuel and rising demand.

1 week ago


 The city, starting as early as Feb. 1, will expand enforcement hours to 10 p.m. in Downtown and South Side.

Pittsburgh to raise parking meter rates, charge at night

Pittsburgh parking rates will go up to $4 an hour Downtown and $3 in Oakland, and up 50 cents to $3 in East Liberty, plus other changes.

1 week ago


Rental car tax glitch nets Allegheny County nearly $650,000

Staring in 2008, rental car companies have been required to collect a $2 tax for each rented vehicle per day.

1 week ago


It's a boy! Special delivery is made during airline flight

A doctor and a nurse who happened to be onboard scurried to help on the San Francisco-to-Phoenix flight.

1 week ago


Debris removal to close lane on southbound I-79 in Collier

Work will occur after 7 p.m. weeknights.

1 week ago


Traffic stoppages tonight on Freedom Road in Cranberry

Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

1 week ago


Parkway West lane closures planned in Findlay, Moon

Closures will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Dec. 19 between the Beaver County line and the Findlay Connector interchange.

1 week ago


McArdle Roadway to be closed today, Friday

McArdle Roadway will be closed in both directions today and Friday, weather permitting, for sidewalk work.

1 week ago


I-70 ramp to southbound I-79 closed in Washington County

Traffic is being detoured via Exit 25, Route 519 south and Route 40 west.

1 week ago


Paving to delay traffic on Noblestown Road in Green Tree

The work will cause alternating one-way traffic between Alter Street and Mansfield Avenue until 3 p.m.

1 week ago


 Ronna Wedner, owner of the Squirrel Hill Flower Shop along Murray Avenue, says the drop in gasoline prices at the pump has helped the business save money on flower deliveries to customers.

Lower gas prices have Christmas spirit in full bloom for florist, Pittsburgh businesses

AAA, the nonprofit travel agency, reported Monday that the national average price per gallon of unleaded gasoline had tumbled to $2.67.

1 week ago


Lane closures possible on I-79 in Marshall, Cranberry

The closures will take place between Route 910 and Route 228.

1 week ago


 Smoke is seen after a small corporate plane crashed in to a home this morning in Gaithersburg, Md., killing three people on board.

Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

Marie Gemmell, 36, tried to protect her 3-year-old and 1-month-old from the smoke and fire, but there was nothing she could do, police said.

1 week ago


Boyce Road to remain closed in South Fayette

A section of the road was damaged by water main breaks; the road has been closed since October.

1 week ago


 The airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport was open to the general public for shopping at the Airmall on Saturday for only the second time since 9/11.

A crowd of nonflying shoppers descends on Airmall for a day

Thousands wait in line to shop at the Airmall, open to the public for one day only.

2 weeks ago


Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel has reopened

The tunnel, which was closed late Friday so workers could remove ceiling tiles before they fall, reopened at 4:15 a.m.

2 weeks ago


 A continuing ceiling removal project will close the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel beginning tonight.

Inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel to close for weekend starting tonight

Inbound traffic will be funneled into a single lane approaching the tunnel and required to exit to Route 19/Route 51.

2 weeks ago


Weyman Road traffic in Whitehall may face delays today

Work will occur at the McRoberts Road intersection from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2 weeks ago


Filming to close sections of Ross Street in Downtown Pittsburgh

Traffic may be stopped temporarily at Ross Street and Fourth Avenue both days.

2 weeks ago


 Police investigate the Port Authority bus crash on Interstate 279 in September.

Port Authority bus drivers held for trial in crash

Prosecutors claim Juliann Maier, 46, of Ross, and Thomas Frauens, 56, of Brookline, were involved in horse play when their buses collided.

2 weeks ago



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