October 30, 2011, 9am PDT
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
May 27, 2010, 1pm PDT
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.
January 26, 2010, 12pm PST
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.
July 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
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.
May 1, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
January 18, 2009, 11am PST
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.
January 13, 2009, 5am PST
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.
October 8, 2008, 6am PDT
An exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art offers an unbiased, "awestruck" exploration of America's suburbs.
August 14, 2008, 5am PDT
Pittsburgh becomes first city in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to hire a full-time bike/pedestrian coordinator.
August 5, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Official sources show that Minnesota had been long diverting bridge repair funds to build new highways.</p>
July 30, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Hiking and cycling traffic on the Great Allegheny Passageway has brought jobs and prosperity to small towns along the route.</p>
November 19, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>The Pittsburgh City Council is unanimously backing legislation to allow LEED-certified buildings to be taller and bigger than zoning ordinances would normally allow.</p>
July 16, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The credit for Pittsburgh's recent honor of 'most livable city' goes not to big marketing or development initiatives, but the sum of a lot of small things that make the city and region a good place to live.</p>
June 5, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>As of late, how to best operate and maintain Pennsylvania's Turnpike has become a hot issue among the state's politicians. Will they ever agree on a solution?</p>
May 29, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>City planners in Pittsburgh broadened their conventional public participation process and worked with local kids to get their feedback and ideas about the new community plan for the South Side neighborhood.</p>
May 24, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Though Americans are complaining about rising gas prices, demand has barely budged. And when adjusted for inflation and considered as a percentage of household spending, prices are still below the peaks in the 1970s and 1980s.</p>
May 7, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>The "Places Rated Almanac" ranks Pittsburgh as the nation's most livable city. Rounding out the top three are San Francisco and Seattle.</p>
January 25, 2007, 8am PST
<p>The city's Port Authority has proposed cutting 25 percent of its bus and rail service and hiking fares by 75 cents to plug an $80 million budget deficit.</p>
November 29, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>A casino proposal shoots the Civil War battlefield to the top of the list of Pennsylvania's endangered historic places.</p>
September 28, 2006, 5am PDT
Google is testing its new transit trip planning service in six U.S. cities.