Allegheny County

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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 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).

July 7, 2023 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Systemwide Evaluation of Bus Stops Underway in the Pittsburgh Region

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is evaluating how to make improvements at

July 24, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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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.

June 4, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Unlocking the Potential of Pittsburgh's Busways

Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.

April 15, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper

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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.

August 24, 2018 - Governing


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.

November 27, 2017 - Data-Smart City Solutions

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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."

May 19, 2017 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

June 25, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

January 11, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

July 4, 2009 - Baltimore Sun

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