Under new legislation introduced this week in City Council, naming rights for Pittsburgh's public buildings and advertising on city vehicles and employee uniforms will be sold to the highest bidder in an effort to monetize the city's resources.
Jul 26, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An unprecedented 35 percent transit service reduction scheduled to commence on September 2 has united Pittsburgh lawmakers, business owners, and medical professionals in opposition, reports Jon Schmit.
May 7, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mackenzie Carpenter has written an engaging profile of David Lewis, the community planning pioneer whom Richard Florida calls the 'Jane Jacobs of Urban Design,' as he celebrates his 90th birthday.
Jan 24, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The passage by the PA state senate of a bill allowing Pittsburgh and other cities to use red light traffic enforcement cameras has drawn a strong warning and a study from Penn Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) to only use them for safety purposes
Oct 30, 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania's roads, bridges, transit, and water infrastructure received near-failing grades according to a American Society of Civil Engineers' "2010 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure" and the DOT rebuffed the state's tolling solution.
May 27, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A new study for Pittsburgh says that the city could save $1 million a year in energy costs and $700,000 in maintenance if they make the switch to LEDs.
Jan 26, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A famous beacon atop a building in downtown Pittsburgh has been broadcasting the city's name in Morse code since 1929. The only problem is they spelled it wrong.
Jul 19, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced that the city will work to redevelop a 6.2 stretch of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, selling large tracts of city-owned land to developers.
May 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is considering a plan to raise extra money for his city by leasing public parking spaces and garages to a private company.
Jan 18, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Officials in Pittsburgh are hoping that expanding transit-oriented development will spur growth in struggling and decaying neighborhoods -- and they have the voter-approved legislation to help.
Jan 13, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette