Category: Transportation

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.

“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel. The order slices the take-home fleet from 56 to 38 vehicles, and restricts their use to Public Safety and Public Works supervisors on-call to respond to emergencies. In the past, employees in the Mayor’s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.

Pittsburgh Public Works Crews Prepare for Possible Storm

Pittsburgh Public Works Crews Prepare for Possible Storm

The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.

As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.

Mayor William Peduto to Assist Pothole Crews Saturday

Mayor William Peduto to Assist Pothole Crews Saturday

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today to announce new rules governing the distribution of unrestricted parking passes held by current and former City of Pittsburgh employees, Allegheny County employees, authority employees and others.

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.

East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Workshops

East Liberty Circulation & Mobility Workshops

In August, East Liberty Development, Inc. held their Circulation & Mobility Public Kickoff event to give the public a chance to voice their vision on how to make East Liberty a better place to “walk, roll, bike, bus, drive and park.” They’re looking for ongoing public participation in the planning processes for improving parking, walkability, and accessibility by holding a series of workshops. Each will be held at the Carnegie Library – East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street) from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. A light dinner will also be served at each event.

Your Input Needed on State Transportation Priorities

Your Input Needed on State Transportation Priorities

Pennsylvania state law requires PennDOT to prepare an update to Pennsylvania’s Twelve Year Transportation Program every two years and submit it to the Pa. State Transportation Commission (STC). It’s then sent to the Governor, the General Assembly and the Secretary of Transportation. The purpose of the program is to evaluate the condition of our transportation system and create a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects in order to ensure economic development throughout our state.