transportation-issues

To prevent future toll ‘leakage,’ Pa. Sen. Marty Flynn introduces Turnpike reform package

BY: - November 26, 2021

In three pieces of legislation, the Scranton lawmaker proposes increased penalties for drivers who do not pay their tolls, mandated finance reporting from the Turnpike Commission to the General Assembly, and reinstated staffing at Turnpike interchanges.

W.Pa. municipalities sue state to block PennDOT bridge tolling plan

BY: - November 11, 2021

Three municipalities in Pittsburgh’s southern suburbs are suing PennDOT over a $2B plan to pay for the replacement of nine bridges with future toll revenue.

Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting

BY: - August 27, 2021

The Capital-Star is trying to sit down with as many candidates as possible to ask them about their campaigns, background, and issues impacting Pennsylvanians.

House panel hears ‘controversial’ bill that would grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants

BY: - August 11, 2021

Advocates said the proposal would make the lives of license-less undocumented immigrants easier.

Aerial trams and light rail: AlleCo Port Authority thinks big with new draft transit plan

BY: - July 25, 2021

Officials are seeking public comment on their NEXTransit draft plan

Low-income people of color bear brunt of rising pedestrian deaths | Analysis

BY: - July 5, 2021

Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers from 2010 to 2019 increased by 45 percent to 6,237 a year, the equivalent of at least 17 people dying per day.

Pgh to get e-scooter pilot program thanks to provision included in the state budget

BY: - July 4, 2021

E-scooters are ridden while standing, and typically travel the speed of cyclists. They are different from electric mopeds (like Scoobi) and electric-assist bikes, aka e-bikes.

Buses may stop at 5 p.m., but her Mom’s care is 7 days a week, Pgh. woman tells USDot Secretary Buttigieg

BY: - June 10, 2021

Lisa Gonzalez is a Pittsburgh community organizer veteran, family caretaker, and Community Worker at Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 public school. She relies on public transportation for her many responsibilities.

Why Pittsburgh is above average for non-car transit, and how it might be getting better

BY: - May 20, 2021

Let’s hope this is just the start of efforts to loosen the grip that cars have had on Pittsburgh’s transportation system.

COMMENTARY

Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

Uber, PayPal, other big companies offer vaccine transportation help

BY: - April 15, 2021

The Vaccine Access Fund will be managed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national nonprofit community development organization.

How Neighborways help provide safe passage away from Pgh’s busy streets

BY: - October 1, 2020

Plans are afoot to convert Reynolds Street in Point Breeze into a Neighborway. And there are broader plans for more.