ACTA Smart Moves Newsletter - 03/20/24
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March 20, 2024

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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

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Pennsylvania officials push transit budget proposal

Transportation Today News March 20, 2024
Impressions: 733 Location: Washington, Warren, New Jersey, United States (City)

Pennsylvania state transportation officials and an operator from rabbittransit, a Pennsylvania regional public transportation provider, recently spoke about how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal to inves...

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‘New eyes’ will examine Mon Incline, where shutdowns frustrate merchants, riders and Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina March 13, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

With riders, Mount Washington businesses and Pittsburgh Regional Transit at their wits’ end over repeated closures on the Monongahela Incline, t...

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Revitalization plans for East Busway’s Herron Station await funding

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina March 17, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

Pittsburgh Regional Transit has settled on the design concept for a revitalized Herron Station on the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway. Now it needs to complete formal plans for improvem...

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Public transit groups dealing with driver shortages

The Allegheny Times Jason Phox March 20, 2024
Impressions: 162,114 Location: Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Play Pause Sound On Sound Off 2:11 ClosedCaption Open Share Enter Full Screen Exit Full Screen Public transportation is essential to modern city life, providing a convenient and cost-effective way for peo...

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Multi-year, $150 million project to improve Pittsburgh's light rail system

KDKA 2 Madeline Bartos March 19, 2024
Impressions: 4,649,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

CBS News Live PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A multi-year, $150 million project to improve Pittsburgh's light rail system will start next month. Pittsburgh Regional Transit announced on Tues...

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PennDOT Activates Work Zone Speed Camera Program

Transportation.org - News March 15, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: United States (Country)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and the Pennsylvania State Police recently launched a statewide Work Zone Speed Safety Camera program that uses vehicle-mou...

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Best bid to rehab Pittsburgh’s Charles Anderson Bridge slightly less than $50 million projection

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina March 19, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

The apparent low bid to rehabilitate Pittsburgh’s closed Charles Anderson Bridge is slightly lower than city officials had projected. Last month, city engineer...

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$2M grant announced for Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue Cap Connector Project

Latrobe Bulletin March 15, 2024
Impressions: 104,360 Location: Latrobe, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey, along with U.S. Rep. Summer Lee (D-12), recently announced that Allegheny County will receive $2 million through the U.S. Department...

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Over a dozen Westmoreland County bridges to be restricted while undergoing maintenance

Yahoo! US Taylor Spirito March 18, 2024
Impressions: 80,828,000 Location: Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States (City)

Several bridges in Westmoreland County will see lane restrictions for several weeks while crews do maintenance. Starting Monday, March 18, over a dozen bridges will see ...

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250,000 people expected to travel to Erie to see total solar eclipse

KDKA 2 Jennifer Borrasso March 19, 2024
Impressions: 4,649,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An estimated 250,000 people are expected to travel to Erie to experience the path of totality for the solar eclipse next month. Law enforcement and businesses are alre...

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Solar eclipse resources available for motorists

The Daily Courier March 18, 2024
Impressions: 43,360 Location: Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

In advance of the solar eclipse that will darken skies across all of Pennsylvania on April 8, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commiss...

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Shaking COVID: Pittsburgh International Airport exceeds pre-pandemic traffic levels for first time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mark Belko March 15, 2024
Impressions: 726,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Finally. The long climb back from the COVID-19 pandemic has ended for Pittsburgh International Airport.\/p\nFor the first time since the virus all but curtail...

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Pittsburgh International Airport's new terminal passes 60% completion milestone

The Allegheny Times March 15, 2024
Impressions: 162,114 Location: Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

According to officials, the new terminal experience at the Pittsburgh International Airport should be available for travelers sometime in 2025. Garret Roberts

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Allegheny County Airport Authority gives go-ahead to pursue new development

Pittsburgh Business Times Paul Gough March 15, 2024
Impressions: 426,064 Location: Pittsburgh, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

The Allegheny County Airport Authority board on Friday gave approval to move forward with another aspect of the new look at Pittsburgh International Airport, a 165-acre parcel that ...

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AAA: Gas prices jump in Pennsylvania as national average climbs

KDKA 2 Megan Shinn March 19, 2024
Impressions: 4,649,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Gas prices are going back up and the nation just hit an unsettling milestone. We're all feeling the pain in out wallet as that milestone is a higher price at the pump on a...

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Armstrong's Fabian to lead Southwestern Commission

Leader-Vindicator Josh Walzak March 14, 2024
Impressions: 93,022 Location: New Bethlehem, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

KITTANNING – Armstrong County officials were optimistic last week that having one of their own as the chairman for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission can only be a good thing for the county over the n...

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Transportation deserts remain in Beaver County

Ellwood City Ledger March 10, 2024
Impressions: 24,140 Location: Ellwood City, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Midland has just learned public transportation is returning to the borough, but there are still many communities in western Pennsylvania that remain without service. The lack of access to public transportation...

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Amtrak Begins Major Harrisburg Line Track Renewal

Railway Track And Structures March 20, 2024
Impressions: 500,000 Location: Woodstock, Cobb, Georgia, United States (City)

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is investing $122 million in Pennsylvania to improve tracks on the Harrisburg Line, between Lancaster and Harrisburg. This work will improve ride quality and comfort, increase service r...

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Pittsburgh’s climate emissions aren’t falling quickly enough to meet 2030 climate goals

90.5 WESA Oliver Morrison March 19, 2024
Impressions: 334,700 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

The city of Pittsburgh’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions have stalled over the past decade, putting the city on track to miss its 2030 climate goalof cutting emi...