transportation-issues

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.

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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.

COVID-19 in Erie: Erie reduces public bus service, depriving some of a vital lifeline

BY: - April 1, 2020

Erie's public transit system has seen its ridership plummet in the midst of the pandemic. Officials are making cuts in response, but aren't happy about it.

SEPTA to further cut Regional Rail service, suspend overnight subway service

BY: - March 27, 2020

Starting on Monday, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between 1 and 4:30 a.m.

Congress members from Philly, Pittsburgh want $150M bailout for SEPTA

BY: - March 21, 2020

In a letter to Congressional leaders, the lawmakers said Pa.'s mass transit agencies are a vital link during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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These states are the biggest gas guzzlers. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 9, 2020

Yes, Pennsylvania traffic is still awful. No, we're not the worst. So there's that.

Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out

BY: - February 26, 2020

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.

After years of trying, Pa. House finally passes handheld cell phone ban

BY: - January 15, 2020

After years of effort, a ban on handheld cell phone use could be coming to Pennsylvania’s roads and highways.

Lead foots beware: Automated speed cameras finally coming to Roosevelt Boulevard

BY: - January 14, 2020

On Monday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) began installing 32 speed cameras as part of a pilot program along the city’s most dangerous road.

Pennsylvania work zones will now have speed cameras. Where will they be?

BY: - January 6, 2020

Starting this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can establish speed cameras in work zones on highways across the commonwealth.