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.
Pennsylvania Law Removes Obstacles to Blight Reduction
“We don’t need every old coal miner’s house” to stay standing, says Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill).
Systemwide Evaluation of Bus Stops Underway in the Pittsburgh Region
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is evaluating how to make improvements at
New 25-Year Transit Plan in the Works in the Pittsburgh Area
A new 25-year transit planning process for Allegheny County will allow the flexibility to keep up with technological advances.
Unlocking the Potential of Pittsburgh's Busways
Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.
Shrinking Towns Seek the Right to Dissolve
Small jurisdictions in Pennsylvania are losing population and revenue, and some of them are ready to call it a day.
The Young History of Open Data Leadership in Pittsburgh
The city of Pittsburgh's Open Data project recently released a progress report to commemorate its first two years in operation.
Budget Surpluses and Capital Investments in Pittsburgh
A transportation agency with a budget surplus and money to spare on capital investments isn't something that happens every day, especially not in cities considered part of the "Rust Belt."
Pittsburgh's Allegheny County to Experiment with Drilling under Public Parks
Allegheny County officials have embarked on an experiment to allow companies to drill for oil and gas below one of the county's eight parks. Whether operations expand beyond the initial test site remains to be seen.
Pittsburgh Suburbs Struggle with Growing Poverty Rates
The new paradigm of poverty is playing out in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: the majority of individuals in poverty live the suburbs, where the impacts of poverty are harder to identify.
Developer Sues Planners
Terrapin Run LLC proposed a 4,300 home development in Allegheny County. Local officials decided that the project was not in keeping with environmental or smart growth objectives for the area, and the developer answered with a lawsuit.
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