transportation-issues

Calcium-munching bacteria could be a secret weapon against road salt eating away at concrete roads and bridges | Analysis

BY: - April 6, 2019

Patching concrete sidewalks, roads and bridges after every season of snow and ice is expensive. A team of engineers is now testing a new approach harnessing bacteria to patch the potholes and cracks.

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These are the most dangerous states for pedestrians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2019

And you thought Forster Street was bad ...

Auditor General DePasquale warns of looming financial disaster for Pa. Turnpike

BY: - March 22, 2019

Shouldering nearly $12 billion in debt, the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s fiscal future has led to gloomy projections from the state Department of Transportation, transit advocates, and state lawmakers. On Thursday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale — who sounded the alarm about the highway system’s coffers in an earlier audit — joined the club. “The Turnpike Commission, once […]

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Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 12, 2019

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.

Why Pennsylvania transportation funding could be in deep trouble

BY: - March 12, 2019

In a doomsday scenario, Pennsylvania could lose $18.5 billion in transportation funding over the next 12 years. That’s according to a state Department of Transportation advisory committee, which recently released a report on risks facing the commonwealth’s highway, bridge, and transit financials from the present until 2030. Pennsylvania’s transportation budget faces threats both at the federal […]

Erie County senator seeks support for e-scooter bill

BY: - March 8, 2019

After gaining some momentum in the House, a movement to legalize e-scooters in Pennsylvania has spread to the state Senate. Sen. Daniel Laughlin, R-Erie, plans to introduce legislation that would classify electronic scooters as bicycles under the state’s vehicle code, he announced in a memo Thursday. A companion bill was introduced in the House last […]

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The Pa. Turnpike sign we wish we’d see | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 3, 2019

They're on a road to nowhere.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, e-scooters could be coming to a Pennsylvania city near you

BY: - February 28, 2019

A big city Democrat and a central Pennsylvania Republican are teaming up with a former Uber lobbyist to open Pennsylvania up to electric scooter-sharing companies like Lime. San Francisco-based Lime already has pilot programs lined up across the state. But under current law, electric scooters are considered motorcycles and can be impounded if used without […]