Transportation


Parkway West closures continue this week

Outbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting one hour after the Pirates and Penguins games have ended.

about 7 hours ago


 A vehicle is refueled at a gas station in New Orleans on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Pittsburgh region sees steady rise in gas prices

National prices are also on the way up -- rising 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week.

about 11 hours ago


Overnight lane closures scheduled on Route 28

The restrictions will occur after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. between the Veterans Bridge and the 31st Street Bridge.

about 14 hours ago


Greentree Road resurfacing continues this week

Work will occur between Pocono Drive and McKinney Lane with traffic limited to one lane in both directions.

about 14 hours ago


Security confiscates handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

The firearm was the fourth discovered in carry-on bags at the airport this year.

about 2 hours ago


 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh Parking Authority looks to refinance debt

The authority estimates that the moves could save up $6 million over the next decade in interest.

2 days ago


Gibsonia Road work set to begin Monday

Gibsonia Road improvements will bring traffic restrictions starting Monday near Babcock Boulevard in Pine.

2 days ago


Route 51 ramp to close tonight in Jefferson Hills

The ramp will close from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday.

3 days ago


Parkway North HOV closed by power outage

There was no word on when they might reopen.

3 days ago


 A multi-vehicle crashes snarls traffic this morning on Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

Four injured in Route 51 multi-vehicle crash

The crash was reported in the 800 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard (Route 51) between the Liberty Tunnels and the Parkway West.

3 days ago


Lanes to close today on Route 60 in Robinson, Kennedy

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

3 days ago


Paving to restrict Route 51 in McKees Rocks, Stowe

Work will start at 6 p.m. daily.

3 days ago


 “You might be talking a dollar a day at some of these lots,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Could Port Authority start charging for parking at park-n-ride lots?

The Port Authority has 49 park-n-ride lots, some of which it owns and some that are owned by private entities.

3 days ago


Temporary section of Glenbury Street to close for weekend tonight

A short detour begins at 7 p.m. today.

3 days ago


 New signs in Dormont, including this one on Potomac Avenue, urge motorists to use a parking app on their smart phones to pay for and manage their parking in the borough.

'Smart' parking arrives in Dormont

The borough now has a system that allows motorists to download an application to pay for parking by using their smart phones.

3 days ago


 When GPS equipment on Port Authority buses is functioning properly, the system delivers accurate results 96 percent of the time, the Post-Gazette test showed.

How good is the Allegheny County Port Authority's bus tracking system?

The Post-Gazette conducted 200 tests and found continuing problems with bus GPS units not turned on, malfunctioning or missing.

4 days ago


Work on damaged railroad bridge starts tonight in Bridgeville

Alternating one-way traffic will begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. weeknights through Wednesday.

4 days ago


Another contractor charged in PennDOT corruption case

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane last year announced charges against 12 other individuals in connection with the probe.

4 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon police Lt Duane Fisher, left, talks to officer Cory Nolte at Ordale Boulevard near the Galleria Mall on Tuesday. Mt. Lebanon police department conducts aggressive driving enforcement in the area.

Mt. Lebanon joins federal crackdown on speeding

Pittsburgh, Ross and McCandless also are taking part in the Route 19 enforcement blitz, targeting speeding, tailgating, and other offenses.

5 days ago


Westbound turnpike lanes reopen after tractor-trailer fire

The incident occurred between the Allegheny Valley and Butler Valley exits, according to PennDOT.

5 days ago


 In this frame from video, workers walk with a Menzies Aviation cargo worker after the worker was removed from the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines passenger airplane on Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.

Expert: Tale of worker asleep in cargo hold is a warning

Safety experts say the crew should not have closed the cargo doors of Flight 448 until they had accounted for the missing worker.

5 days ago


Overnight lane restrictions scheduled this week on Route 28

The lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. between the Veterans and William Raymond Prom (31st Street) bridges.

6 days ago


Series of Parkway West closures, restrictions announced

It is the first of six weekend closures that will be part of the continuing $72.8 million reconstruction project.

6 days ago


Paving to restrict traffic on Greentree Road

Work will occur between McMonagle and McKinney roads today through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight starting at 7 p.m.

6 days ago


Mon Wharf remains closed

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority recommended the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Parking Plaza as alternates.

6 days ago


Thoms Run Road to close today for bridge work

The closure will occur just north of Steen Hollow Road. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-June.

6 days ago


Gas prices hold steady in the Pittsburgh region

GasBuddy's survey of 731 gas stations in the area found Pittsburghers paying more than the national average of $2.39 per gallon.

1 week ago


 Fans gather hours before today's Pirates home opener at PNC Park on the North Shore.

Fans flock to Pirates sold-out home opener

Fans got an early start this morning, streaming into the North Shore but causing traffic tie-ups throughout Downtown and beyond.

1 week ago


 Bryan Dietz, the Allegheny County Airport Authority’s vice president of air service development.

Indianapolis-based airline sets sights on Pittsburgh

The Allegheny County airport authority board approved space for OneJet as talks are underway.

1 week ago


 A new online feature will soon allow Port Authority ConnectCard users to add cash value, buy monthly and weekly passes and check balances.

Port Authority to accept online payments for ConnectCards

Transactions at the ConnectCard.org site may take three days to process; those at vending machines, retail outlets are recorded instantly.

1 week ago


 “Investing in smart, multimodal transportation infrastructure is among the greatest needs facing Pittsburgh," Mayor Bill Peduto said.

Mayor orders ‘complete streets’ policy

The order comes about a month after Mr. Peduto announced about $32 million in improvements, including traffic signals and streets.

1 week ago


Flood advisory closes Mon Wharf

The National Weather Service’s flood advisory is in effect until Saturday morning.

1 week ago


 The metal decking goes into place on the new Hulton Bridge, with the old Hulton Bridge looming behind.

Hulton Bridge construction advances

The new Hulton Bridge is expected to open in October, but drivers will face two extended detours before then.

1 week ago


Freeport Road construction begins

Single-lane traffic restrictions went into effect Monday on Freeport near the Hulton Bridge. They will be in place through Oct. 19.

1 week ago


 Chris Sandvig, regional policy director for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, speaks today about the importance of federal transportation during a press conference at the Wood Street T Station, Downtown.

Transportation advocates urge Congress to move on funding

Today's rally at Wood Street Station, Downtown, is one of more than 150 scheduled on national Stand Up for Transportation Day.

1 week ago


Clean vehicles often, probe of rusty brake pipes finds

Investigators checked vehicles in Pennsylvania, surveyed owners in Ohio, and did random checks in other salt-belt states.

1 week ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner

County controller wants unpaid rental car tax money earmarked to restore bus routes

Auditors found Hertz failed to pay the money to the county from January 2008 through April 2010. A previous audit was released in January.

1 week ago


Road in Springdale is set to close for weekend

A section of Freeport Road and Pittsburgh Street in Springdale Borough will be closed this weekend during repairs to an overhead structure.

1 week ago


 PennDOT reported significant declines statewide in deaths of occupants not using seat belts.

Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reach record low since 1928

In Allegheny County, the number of fatalities fell from 65 in 2013 to 59 last year.

1 week ago


 Workers for Folino Construction pave Frankstown Avenue in Homewood last April.

Website to help residents track street paving across Pittsburgh

Work is spread throughout the construction season with work in heavily traveled areas often scheduled overnight to minimize inconvenience.

1 week ago


Tarentum Bridge inspection to restrict traffic

The restrictions are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Saturday.

1 week ago


Inspections may slow traffic on Crosstown Boulevard today

The work will occur from 10 a.m. to noon.

1 week ago


Rumble strips to be installed at Fort Pitt Tunnel approach

The rumble strips will be installed starting tonight just east of the Banksville Road on-ramp and at the mouth of the tunnel.

1 week ago


 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster calls attention to the problem of funding transportation projects at the Greenfield Bridge over the Parkway East this morning. The bridge is slated for demolition and replacement starting this year.

Shuster says Congress will act on transportation funding this year

Shuster is touring the state today, visiting sites that illustrate the need for congressional action on a transportation funding bill.

1 week ago


City begins paving streets this week

Work will occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

1 week ago


Parkway West restrictions to occur through the week

Overnight closures and single-lane restrictions will occur this week for the Parkway West (Interstate 376) in Scott, Rosslyn Farms,

2 weeks ago


Traffic restrictions ahead for Greentree Road and Freeport Road

Major delays are likely on Greentree Road in Scott and Green Tree and on Freeport Road in Harmar.

2 weeks ago


Ramp from inbound Route 65 to outbound Parkway North to close overnight tonight

The closure will allow workers to continue installing a shelf under the Fort Duquesne Bridge to protect the Route 65-Parkway North ramp.

2 weeks ago


Parkway East lane closures scheduled today, tonight

The left lane will close both ways between Churchill and Penn Hills from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lane closures are planned in Monroeville tonight.

2 weeks ago



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