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This Pa. bill would make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists alike | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2022

The bill sponsored by Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks, deserves a vote in the Pa. Senate.

Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump

BY: - April 10, 2022

There's small distinctions between each candidate's plan; though some activists want to see them be more creative.

Philly’s plan for Washington Avenue raises concerns among residents, businesses

BY: - March 3, 2022

''There is a definite concern regarding the changing of the South Philadelphia community and the future of Washington Avenue,' City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said

How an app is helping Pgh residents avoid dodgy infrastructure

BY: - February 28, 2022

The Bad Bridges app is one city-dweller's effort to 'incorporate civic data' for the public good.

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.