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Allegheny County Charts 2024 Transportation Priorities

The region will see expansions in air travel options, Amtrak improvements, and a redesigned bus system to better serve post-pandemic needs.

December 31, 2023 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Pennsylvania Awards $36 Million for Traffic Signal Upgrades

The state’s Green Light-Go program helps communities improve road safety through signal improvements.

August 25, 2023 - Land Line

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PennDOT Sees Dollars for Interstate Widenings in Biden's Jobs Plan

Despite the narrative about infrastructure spending priorities shifting toward emissions-reducing investments in the American Jobs Plan, the car-centric status quo expects more of the same.

April 13, 2021 - CBS 21

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Proposes Bridge Tolls to Fund Critical Repairs

With gas tax revenues projected to fall this fiscal year due to the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation argues it needs additional revenue to bridge its growing funding gap and repair crucial infrastructure.

March 2, 2021 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Lawsuit Challenges PennDOT's NEPA Process on Erie Bayfront Parkway

Despite 80% of survey respondents wanting a reduction in volume on Erie's waterfront parkway and improved pedestrian and bicycle access to the city's waterfront, PennDOT plans instead to double traffic as part of a $120 million high-speed bypass.

December 24, 2020 - Earth Justice

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Increasing Passenger Rail Service from Pittsburgh Would Be Costly, Studies Show

Transportation advocates are calling for expanded rail service to the east, but studies indicate the needed infrastructure improvements would be pricey.

September 17, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Interstate 80

High Cost of Maintenance Prompts Wyoming Legislators to Consider Tolling I-80

Over the objections of the oil and trucking industries, an interim committee voted to allow the Wyoming legislature to determine whether to toll all lanes on Interstate 80 due to a shortfall in the state transportation budget.

August 18, 2019 - Buffalo Bulletin

Police Show

State Audit Calls into Question the Use of Gas Tax Dollars to Fund State Police

The state with the highest fuel taxes has the second most structurally deficient bridges. According to the Pennsylvania state auditor's new report, diversion of $4.2 billion to fund the state police during the last six years is to blame.

May 3, 2019 - Beaver County Times

Toll Road

Dire Financial Straits at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The Pennsylvania Turnpike, the state Liquid Fuels Tax, state police, municipal finances, public transit—all play a role in Pennsylvania's big transportation funding mess.

April 4, 2019 - Lancaster Online

Space X

Hyperloop Study Underway in Pennsylvania

"Add Pennsylvania to the list of places reviewing whether to consider a hyperloop system and the effect such systems might have on existing modes of transportation."

March 11, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber Wants to Return its Autonomous Vehicles to Public Roads

The move comes almost eight months after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.

November 3, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania Launches 'Rapid Bridge Project' to Rebuild 558 Bridges in Three Years

Faced with more than 4,000 structurally deficient bridges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has an innovative repair plan.

November 15, 2015 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette

A New Bridge Opens Today in Suburban Pittsburgh; An Old Bridge Closes

A new bridge across the Alleghany River will connect Oakmant and Harmar. Another bridge located in nearby Pittsburgh, made infamous by John Oliver, closed earlier this week.

October 20, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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