ACTA Smart Moves Newsletter - 11/16/23
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November 16, 2023

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Welcome to ACTA's new online Smart Moves newsletter. We hope to keep you informed and bring you the latest transportation news and information on a local and national level.

The Airport Corridor Transportation Association (ACTA) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in the western suburbs of Pittsburgh PA. Our mission is to improve mobility in the airport corridor and advocate for sustainable transportation solutions.

Mentions of Interest


3.3 Million Pennsylvanians Expected to Travel PA Turnpike over Thanksgiving Holiday

PennWatch November 14, 2023
Impressions: 10 Sentiment: Neutral Location: United States (Country)

With holiday travel just around the corner, drivers are reminded to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel. The Pennsylvania Departm...


PennDOT shares winter preparations as we approach holiday season

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh Tori Yorgey November 15, 2023
Impressions: 1,798,000 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH — As winter approaches, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is sending out reminders and outlining steps drivers can take to prepare for the upcoming travel season. Penn...


Construction Begins at Pennsylvania's First EV Charging Station Under NEVI Program

PennWatch November 16, 2023
Impressions: 10 Sentiment: Positive Location: United States (Country)

Construction is underway at Pennsylvania's first federally-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging station built as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) ...


PennDOT announces electric vehicle funding opportunity

Lehigh Valley Business Ed Gruver November 14, 2023
Impressions: 4,094 Sentiment: Positive Location: Bethlehem, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Ed Gruver November 14, 2023 Listen to this article P rogram details for Round 1A of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding opportunity have been announced by the Pennsylvania Depar...


Traffic signal to be installed in Dravosburg near site of deadly crash involving school van

KDKA 2 Mike Darnay November 15, 2023
Impressions: 4,649,000 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Nearly two months after a Serra Catholic High School student was killed in a crash in Dravosburg, local leaders have decided to install a traffi...


Butler County commissioner calling for lawmakers to consider first responder safety on the road

WPXI-TV Jillian Hartmann November 14, 2023
Impressions: 1,463,000 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — Renewed calls are coming for lawmakers to consider first responder safety on the road after an off-duty state trooper was hit by a car while...


Gas prices for Thanksgiving 2023 travel expected to be at lowest since winter

PennLive Deb Kiner November 14, 2023
Impressions: 5,900,000 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

With gas prices falling across the country, more Americans are expected to travel by car for Thanksgiving 2023. “More Americans are planning on hitting the road for the Thanksgiv...


Recap of Allegheny County Executive-elect Sara Innamorato’s responses to the BikePGH Candidate Survey

BikePGH juliewalsh November 8, 2023
Impressions: N/A Sentiment: Positive Location: United States (Country)

Congratulations to our new Allegheny County Executive-elect! With yesterday’s win for Sara Innamorato, for the first time in over a decade, Allegheny Count...


BikePGH and ACTION-Housing: Changing Lives One Bike at a Time

BikePGH Ted King-Smith November 15, 2023
Impressions: N/A Sentiment: Positive Location: United States (Country)

Willie and Tyeisha from our summer cohort show off their new bikes on a ride to The Southside. Reactivating our Earn-a-Bike Program In 2016, BikePGH adapted its successful Positive Spin youth cyc...


Pittsburgh International Airport Named World’s Best for Environmental Sustainability by CAPA

BollyInside Genevieve St. Clair November 7, 2023
Impressions: 1,306,040 Sentiment: Positive Location: United States (Country)

-- Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has been recognized as the Environmental Sustainability Airport of the Year by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA). The airpor...


Pa.’s busiest domestic flights see as much as a 327% price increase for Thanksgiving: report

PennLive November 15, 2023
Impressions: 5,900,000 Sentiment: Positive Location: Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

For optimal functionality on, please disable your ad blocker before continuing. Thanksgiving is consistently one of the busiest times to travel. Beca...


US airlines gearing up for ‘busiest ever' Thanksgiving holiday travel period

Flightglobal Pilar Wolfsteller November 9, 2023
Impressions: 323,920 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Sutton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom (City)

US airlines are gearing up for a major holiday travel period as demand for air travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period is higher than both last year and pre-pandemic 20...


Westmoreland airport contemplates future as airline merger looms

Yahoo! US Rich Cholodofsky November 15, 2023
Impressions: 80,828,000 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States (City)

Nov. 14—Local leaders insist they don't know what the future holds for Arnold Palmer Regional Airport amid fears that the Unity facility's lone carrier could pull up stakes pending the outcome...


Work continues on Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s new University Line, causing lane closures, detours

WPXI-TV November 13, 2023
Impressions: 1,463,000 Sentiment: Negative Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH — Driving around Downtown Pittsburgh you’ll notice detour signs and lane closures as Pittsburgh Regional Transit moves forward with construction o...


Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opens $15 million interpretive center

Garden Railways November 13, 2023
Impressions: 6,900 Sentiment: Neutral Location: Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States (City)

Facility includes history exhibits, interactive kiosks, theater, classroom Email Newsletter Get the newest photos, videos, stories, and more from brands. Sign-up for email today!...


Has The Shared E-Scooter Industry Finally Grown Up?

Next City November 13, 2023
Impressions: 116,872 Sentiment: Positive Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Despite setbacks, cities are still embracing shared e-scooters to help get people out of cars. Picture this: You’re cruising on a Bird or Lime or Veo or LINK e-scooter in a protected bike lane built by th...


Pittsburgh lawyer appointed to PA Transportation Advisory Committee

Pittsburgh Business Times Patty Tascarella November 8, 2023
Impressions: 426,064 Sentiment: Positive Location: Pittsburgh, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Gov. Josh Shapiro tapped veteran Pittsburgh lawyer Jeffrey W. Letwin to help drive the Pennsylvania Transportation Advisory Committee. Letwin's appointment to TAC was announced by Saul Ewi...


Nine Pennsylvania Communities Awarded $210,000 in Grants for Active Transportation Plans by WalkWorks

My Chesco Maryann Pugh November 6, 2023
Impressions: 144,680 Sentiment: Positive Location: West chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PENNSYLVANIA — WalkWorks, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, has awarded nine communities in th...


FTA Announces Funding Opportunity to Improve Transit Access for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

Metro Magazine November 16, 2023
Impressions: 8,696 Sentiment: Positive Location: Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States (City)

Applications will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit A...