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Jefferson Hills police tell teen drivers about new law

2012-03-08 06:01:00

Drivers younger than 18 who do not buckle up may now be pulled over and cited just for that offense.


McArdle Roadway trees were cleared in '08, '09

McArdle Roadway trees were cleared in '08, '09

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Documents released Wednesday show that trees were removed in 2008 and 2009 from the area above McArdle Roadway, closed since January.


Texting while driving ban just around the corner

2012-03-07 10:30:00

Come Thursday in Pennsylvania, text messaging while driving won't just be crazy -- it will be illegal.


Grandview Avenue traffic restrictions begin today

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Bertha Street and McArdle Roadway daily.


Traffic stoppages possible tonight on Route 28

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Brief traffic stoppages are possible on northbound Route 28 in Millvale tonight and early Thursday.


Turnpike considering all-electronic toll system

2012-03-07 00:00:00

The Pennsylvania Turnpike will take the next steps toward an all-electronic toll collection system that eliminates cash.


Teen dies after Slippery Rock crash

2012-03-06 23:21:00

A 19-year-old man who was driving "in an erratic manner" died today after his car swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another head-on in S


Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash

2012-03-06 10:24:00

Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash


County to close Blackburn Road in Sewickley Heights

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Blackburn Road in Sewickley Heights will close at 7 a.m. Wednesday for about two weeks just west of the Thawmont Drive intersection to allow


Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge closed after truck flips

2012-03-05 22:52:00

The Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge was closed in both directions tonight after a tractor-trailer carrying two rolls of steel flipped on its side


Airport section of Montour Trail set for opening

Airport section of Montour Trail set for opening

2012-03-05 07:54:00

The Montour Trail has scheduled the grand opening of a 6.3-mile segment connecting to Pittsburgh International Airport for the first day of


New connector trail puts runners in fast company

2012-03-05 07:41:00

While the latest addition to the Montour Trail will be a boon for bicyclists, runners might want to stick to the knee-friendly crushed limes


Part of Mon Wharf to reopen Monday

2012-03-04 14:31:00

A portion of Mon Wharf will be open Monday


Transit contract talks more crucial than ever

2012-03-03 00:00:00

With a history of labor negotiations that dragged on for months after the deadlines, the Port Authority must complete a new contract with it


Disabled riders, supporters plead with Port Authority

Disabled riders, supporters plead with Port Authority

2012-03-01 16:07:00

On a day when getting around was difficult even for the able-bodied, people with disabilities descended in a small army.


Residents brace for closing of Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge

Residents brace for closing of Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge

2012-03-01 10:55:00

In one Beaver County town, the past and the present is all about bridges.


Computer problem that delayed T service fixed

2012-03-01 10:28:00

A computer problem that slowed the movement of trains from the Port Authority's South Hills Village Rail Center caused delays of 20 to 30 mi


Freedom Road conflicts continue in Cranberry

2012-03-01 05:39:00

When it comes to Freedom Road, Bruce Mazzoni, chairman of the Cranberry supervisors, is tired of discussing the property's use.


Hearing set today on proposed transit cuts, fare hikes

2012-02-29 00:37:00

Financial problems are nothing new for the Port Authority; nor are public hearings on proposed fare increases and service reductions, like t


Megabus.com ending service to Cincinnati, Columbus

2012-02-29 00:01:00

Low-cost carrier Megabus.com is ending service from Pittsburgh to Columbus and Cincinnati after March 13, a company official said Tuesday.


Crash snarls McKnight Road traffic

Crash snarls McKnight Road traffic

2012-02-28 08:44:00

A multivehicle crash on McKnight Road snarled southbound traffic this morning.


Route 28 in Armstrong County to close this morning

2012-02-28 07:54:00

The highway will close today at 9 a.m. for about 20 minutes during repairs to a downed utility line.


Port Authority fined for refusing bus-trolley ads

2012-02-28 00:05:00

The Port Authority's refusal of a political advertisement in 2006 resulted in damages of just $1,889, but the agency also has been ordered t


Franklin Regional school administrator and wife among I-80 crash fatalities

2012-02-27 12:17:00

A Franklin Regional School District administrator and his wife were among three people killed in a chain-reaction pileup in whiteout conditi


Delays possible today at south junction of I-79, I-70

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Motorists may encounter delays this afternoon on Interstate 70 in both directions and on Interstate 79 northbound in the construction area


Delays possible today at south junction of I-79, I-70

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Motorists may encounter delays this afternoon on Interstate 70 in both directions and on Interstate 79 northbound in the construction area a


Whiteout causes multivehicle crashes

Whiteout causes multivehicle crashes

2012-02-26 00:01:00

At least three people were killed in a chain-reaction crash during a whiteout on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon, while similar weather con


Turnpike delays plan to replace six bridges

2012-02-26 00:00:00

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has delayed plans to replace six bridges in Indiana Township, Harmar and Hampton to make way for a widening projec


Port Authority must pay $344,000 legal bill for refusing ad

2012-02-24 17:38:00

The Port Authority's refusal of a political advertisement in 2006 resulted in damages of just $1,889, but a federal judge also ordered the a


Frontier Airlines to resume Pittsburgh-to-Milwaukee service

2012-02-24 10:38:00

Frontier Airlines, which dropped Pittsburgh-to-Milwaukee service 13 months ago, will resume two daily flights beginning in May, Allegheny Co


Route 28 restrictions set for Saturday

2012-02-24 10:30:00

Southbound Route 28 will be reduced to single-lane traffic in Pittsburgh, weather permitting, on Saturday.


Older drivers in more fatal accidents

2012-02-23 10:11:00

Ask 73-year-old Leo Parisi if he thinks older drivers pose a safety threat to themselves and others, and he'll give you a straight answer: "


Route 28 closed southbound on Friday night

2012-02-23 05:56:00

Southbound Route 28 will be closed at the Millvale exit on Friday night, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.


Water main repairs to cause traffic delays on Second Avenue

2012-02-23 05:53:00

Drivers should expect delays on Second Avenue near the 10th Street Bridge while crews work to repair a water main leak.


Turnpike delays bridge replacements in Indiana Twp., Harmar, Hampton

2012-02-23 00:40:00

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has delayed plans to replace six bridges in Indiana Township, Harmar and Hampton to make way for a widening projec


Megabus.com cuts service to Erie, Buffalo and Toronto

2012-02-23 00:32:00

Megabus.com is terminating its Pittsburgh service to and from Erie, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., and Toronto, Ontario, after March 13.


Route 50 in Bridgeville restricted starting today

2012-02-23 00:31:00

Reconstruction of sanitary sewers will cause alternating one-way traffic at times on Route 50 in Bridgeville starting today, the Pennsylvani


Delays expected on Second Avenue during valve repair

2012-02-22 19:42:00

Drivers should expect delays on Second Avenue near the 10th Street Bridge in the Bluff while crews work to repair a water main leak Thursday


Funding shortfall could shelve roundabout designs

2012-02-22 11:30:00

Pennsylvania's transportation funding shortfall could put the brakes on development of roundabouts, which are growing in popularity across t


Study finds higher fatality rate among older drivers

2012-02-22 09:05:00

Drivers 65 and older account for 8 percent of all miles driven but 17 percent of traffic fatalities came in crashes where at least one drive


PennDOT revises detour for Electric Avenue

2012-02-21 00:01:00

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has revised the posted detour for the closure of the eastbound ramp from Route 30 to Electric


Bridges over Electric Ave. to be new in two years

2012-02-20 12:56:00

A $12.9 million, two-year replacement project at the Route 30 bridges over Electric Avenue in Chalfant and North Braddock begins today with


PennDOT changes Electric Avenue detour from Route 30

2012-02-20 11:52:00

PennDOT has revised the posted detour for closure of the eastbound Route 30 ramp to Electric Avenue.


Port Authority cuts threaten independence of people with disabilities

Port Authority cuts threaten independence of people with disabilities

2012-02-20 11:22:00

Allegheny County is reeling from the Port Authority's proposal to increase fares, reduce operating hours and eliminate bus routes as a means


Liberty Tunnels to build on the past

Liberty Tunnels to build on the past

2012-02-20 10:24:00

A continuing renovation project at the Liberty Tunnels will give its entry facades a new look that is actually quite old.


Subway's new station is flooded with light and history

Subway's new station is flooded with light and history

2012-02-19 00:27:00

Architect Rob Pfaffmann said he wanted the newest addition to the Golden Triangle to be infused with some of its history.


Pittsburgh parking authority gets new leadership

2012-02-19 00:01:00

Squirrel Hill attorney Linda Judson on Thursday was elected chairman of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.


Teens take fake traffic tickets very seriously

2012-02-18 00:00:00

Washington High School senior Joanie Paskert has gotten no tickets in her young driving career.


Putting brakes on driving distractions

2012-02-17 00:00:00

Maybe someday the government will require automakers to develop technology that automatically updates the Facebook status of drivers who are


Crews hustle to finish subway extension to North Shore

Crews hustle to finish subway extension to North Shore

2012-02-16 08:45:00

With a service debut a little more than five weeks away, Port Authority is running trains through the North Shore Connector and hustling to


Pittsburgh is PeoplExpress Airlines' 'major focus'

2012-02-15 00:48:00

PeoplExpress, the no-frills carrier that failed in the 1980s, is preparing a comeback and is counting on Pittsburgh Int'l to help.


I-79 restrictions possible near Bridgeville

2012-02-15 00:01:00

Lane closures are possible on Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville interchange today and Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportati


Route 30 ramp to Electric Ave. to close for 2 months

2012-02-15 00:00:00

The eastbound ramp from Route 30 to Electric Avenue in Chalfant and North Braddock will be closed for two months starting Monday, the Pennsy


Maglev asset auction scheduled for March 6

2012-02-14 00:00:00

Harry Davis & Co. announced plans Monday to auction off the assets of Maglev Inc., a McKeesport-based high-speed rail developer that fil


Parkway crash cleared, traffic flowing

2012-02-13 11:07:00

All lanes of the Parkway West outbound have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer was cleared in Carnegie, state


Park-n-ride users face uneven path, uneasy future

2012-02-13 00:54:00

Like many drivers who arrive at crowded Port Authority park-n-ride lots after all the spaces are taken, Michelle Kotlinski of Richland somet


Lane on Parkway West set for closure today

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Traffic on the inbound Parkway West will be reduced to a single lane from 10 p.m. today to 6 a.m.


Palmer Airport hopes to make splash with flights to Orlando

2012-02-09 00:00:00

The success of flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Latrobe to Florida and South Carolina has persuaded Spirit Airlines to add


Route 28 inbound restrictions scheduled for Saturday

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Inbound Route 28 will be down to one lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Public comments invited on Port Authority cuts, fare hikes

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Port Authority is accepting public comments on its proposed service cuts and fare increases.


Governor makes little mention of transit

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Gov. Tom Corbett had very little to say about transportation in his budget message on Tuesday, dashing expectations that he would put forth


Thompson Run bridge deadline now April 30

Thompson Run bridge deadline now April 30

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Allegheny County is hoping to complete a slow-moving bridge project on Thompson Run Road in Ross by the end of April.


City wants to build asphalt plant, pave more roads

2012-02-08 00:00:00

After about a decade of purchasing asphalt from a vendor, the Pittsburgh public works department wants to make its own asphalt again with


Transit supporters continue push for more state aid

Transit supporters continue push for more state aid

2012-02-07 00:00:00

Supporters of public transit fanned out across Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle Monday afternoon to seek support from riders for increased


Send in the cones: Road work slated

2012-02-07 00:00:00

You've seen those winter safety checklists advising motorists to carry items such as a blanket, flashlight, shovel and sand.


McKnight Road restricted starting Thursday

2012-02-07 00:00:00

McKnight Road northbound will be down to one lane at times from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Wood Street T station reopens

2012-02-06 00:00:00

The Port Authority has reopened the Wood Street station on the T, which had been closed because of a ventilation problem.


Transit backers focus on Gov. Corbett

2012-02-06 00:00:00

Supporters of public transit fanned out across Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle today to seek support from riders for increased state aid.


PennDOT plans 168 regional projects this year

2012-02-06 00:00:00

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will push ahead with 168 construction projects in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties


As the railroad industry thrives, Pittsburgh companies profit and add jobs

As the railroad industry thrives, Pittsburgh companies profit and add jobs

2012-02-05 00:00:00

The railroad industry is picking up steam again, after losing ground decades ago to the nation's trucking industry.


Repairs to close Kittanning Street in Etna on Monday

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Kittanning Street/Dorseyville Road in Etna will be closed for repairs Monday through Wednesday, weather permitting, the Pennsylvania


Wabash Tunnel may provide relief during McArdle closure

2012-02-03 00:00:00

Pittsburgh and Port Authority are discussing whether to lift the high occupancy vehicle restrictions in the Wabash Tunnel while McArdle


Democrats urge governor to fix state roads, bridges

Democrats urge governor to fix state roads, bridges

2012-02-01 02:04:00

Democratic state lawmakers picked the long-crumbling Greenfield Bridge as their backdrop Tuesday as they urged Gov. Tom Corbett to take the


Democrats urge governor to fix state roads, bridges

Democrats urge governor to fix state roads, bridges

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Democratic state lawmakers picked the long-crumbling Greenfield Bridge as their backdrop Tuesday as they urged Gov.


State Democrats lobby for transportation funds

2012-01-31 00:00:00

With the crumbling Greenfield Bridge as their backdrop, several Democratic state legislators today urged Gov. Tom Corbett to propose more fu


Inbound Route 28 down to one lane today and Wednesday

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Inbound traffic on Route 28 will be limited to a single lane today and Wednesday, PennDOT announced.


City to hold public meeting on transportation plan

2012-01-30 00:00:00

The Department of City Planning will hold its first public meeting for the transportation piece of its comprehensive plan for the city Thurs


Leaflets planned today to protest proposed transit cuts

2012-01-30 00:00:00

Transit advocates plan to pass out leaflets at Downtown bus stops this afternoon to rally opposition to a 35 percent Port Authority service


Transit budget portends park-ride closures

2012-01-30 00:00:00

As part of a 35 percent service reduction planned for September, the Port Authority expects to close 18 park-n-ride lots with more than 2,90


Transit supporters urge Downtown commuters to call governor

2012-01-30 00:00:00

A small group of people worried about Port Authority cuts gathered at Downtown bus stops during the evening rush hour, asking people to call


New Laurel Highlands trail bridge is open

2012-01-29 00:00:00

A new bridge on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail has opened, spanning the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Armstrong Tunnels reopen early

2012-01-29 00:00:00

The Armstrong Tunnels have reopened.


New Shadyside pedestrian bridge expected to open soon

New Shadyside pedestrian bridge expected to open soon

2012-01-29 00:00:00

The pedestrian bridge spanning railroad tracks from Ellsworth Avenue and Spahr Street in Shadyside to the Eastside retail complex in Shadysi


Armstrong Tunnels to close today and Sunday

2012-01-28 00:00:00

The Allegheny County Public Works Department will close the Armstrong Tunnels for maintenance from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.


Mount Washington: a nice place to visit, if only you can get there

Mount Washington: a nice place to visit, if only you can get there

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Even before a landslide closed McArdle Roadway from the Liberty Bridge to Mount Washington, residents and visitors to the hilltop neighborho


Motorcoach service begins between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia airports

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Lenzner Coach Lines is offering motorcoach service between Pittsburgh International and Philadelphia International airports.


Railroad bridge demolition to close West End street today

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Route 60/South Main Street in the West End is scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to about 6 p.m. today for removal of the unused railroad br


Port Authority OKs comment period on cuts

2012-01-28 00:00:00

Was it an omen when the wheels came off of a Port Authority bus this week? After years of facing recurring budget crises, fare increases, th


More traffic woes expected on Becks Run Road

2012-01-27 00:00:00

Work is continuing on $101 million of improvements to Pennsylvania American Water infrastructure, and the project will bring a variety of re


Parkway East lane reopens near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

Parkway East lane reopens near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

2012-01-27 00:00:00

The right lane of the Parkway East approaching the Squirrel Hill Tunnel has reopened after PennDOT crews cleared a landslide.


Plans for transit cuts move to next step

2012-01-27 00:00:00

The Port Authority board today approved the next step toward a possible 35 percent transit service reduction in September, authorizing a pub


Bus wheels fall off on parkway; no injuries

2012-01-27 00:00:00

No one was hurt, but two cars were damaged when wheels came off a Port Authority bus on the Parkway West on Thursday.


28X bus loses wheels, causes wreck on Parkway West

2012-01-26 00:00:00

A Port Authority bus lost two wheels, causing a crash on the Parkway West this morning. No one was reported injured.


1 woman killed, 1 hurt in Mansfield Bridge crash

1 woman killed, 1 hurt in Mansfield Bridge crash

2012-01-25 00:00:00

One woman was killed and another was critically injured when a car flew off the Mansfield Bridge in Glassport, landed on the street below an


Median work may close lanes on I-79 in Marshall

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Short-term lane closures are possible on Interstate 79 in Marshall starting today and continuing on weekdays through Feb. 3 for installation


Long-term lane closure begins on Route 19 in Pine

2012-01-25 00:00:00

The right lane on southbound Route 19 in the Wexford Flats section of Pine will be closed for long-term construction through late March, the


West Carson Street restricted in Esplen

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Northbound traffic on West Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Esplen neighborhood will be reduced to a single lane for the foreseeable future bec


Poplar Street in Green Tree to be restricted

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Lane closures are possible starting today on Poplar Street in Green Tree, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.


Northbound traffic on West Carson down to one lane

2012-01-24 00:00:00

Northbound traffic on West Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Esplen neighborhood will be reduced to a single lane for the foreseeable future bec


Lane on Route 19 south to close beginning today

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The right lane on southbound Route 19 will be closed starting at about noon today for long-term construction.


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