ACTA Smart Moves Newsletter - 02/09/24
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February 09, 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

ONLINE 

Police in PA Stepping Up DUI Patrols for Super Bowl Weekend

WTRN 96.9 & 100.7 February 9, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PennDOT officials say they’ll be enforcing more DUI and sobriety checkpoints this weekend because of the Super Bowl. The department’s spokesman says the effort is not being done to penalize drivers...

ONLINE 

Major work begins in Moon Township to stabilize landslide threatening homes

KDKA 2 Shelley Bortz February 7, 2024
Impressions: 4,649,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Work underway to shore up landslide in Moon Township PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Major work to shore up a landslide in Moon Township is taking shape now, but several homes are still threat...

ONLINE 

Millions in funding announced for western Pennsylvania traffic safety improvements

WPXI-TV Taylor Hall January 29, 2024
Impressions: 1,463,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

PITTSBURGH — Millions of dollars in funding have been announced for traffic safety improvements across western Pennsylvania. Statewide, $13 million is being distributed for ...

ONLINE 

Pittsburgh’s run-down bridges face yearslong backlog of repairs, tens of millions in maintenance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 28, 2024
Impressions: 726,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

In n n n the throes of Pittsburgh’s financial crisis in 2014, auditors issued a stern warning to local officials: Fix the aging Charles Anderson Bridge — a m...

ONLINE 

NTSB sets date this month to determine probable cause of Fern Hollow Bridge collapse

South Hills Record Julia Felton February 7, 2024
Impressions: 3,191,307 Location: Warrendale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet later this month to determine the probable cause of the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse. The 447-foot-long span collapsed in...

ONLINE 

PRT observers, officials say additional state funds should be used to maintain system

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 9, 2024
Impressions: 726,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

When n Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled his proposed budget for Pennsylvania earlier this week, Pittsburgh Regional Transit officials got some welcome news — the agency could r...

ONLINE 

Residents worried about bus stop elimination on McKnight Road

WPXI-TV Liz Kilmer February 5, 2024
Impressions: 1,463,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Bus riders who rely on public transportation are scrambling and worried for their safety after learning that several bus stops will soon be eliminated on McKnight Road. Come...

ONLINE 

Monongahela Incline may reopen this weekend, pending state inspection

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 8, 2024
Impressions: 726,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Officials believe the Monongahela Incline is expected to reopen this weekend after roughly five weeks of repairs.\/p\nIn a news release Thursday, Pittsburgh Regional Transit said repairs ...

ONLINE 

Pittsburgh Regional Transit seeking public input on Herron Station redesign

90.5 WESA Julia Zenkevich February 1, 2024
Impressions: 334,700 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking feedback for a redesign of Herron Station. Officials showed off concept designs and solicited community input at a Wednesday neighborhood town...

ONLINE 

Pittsburgh Regional Transit begins overnight work to install new traffic lights in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina January 29, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

Contractors for Pittsburgh Regional Transit will begin laying foundations this week for 35 new traffic signals that will be used for the University Line, ...

ONLINE 

Katharine Kelleman receives $54,000 bonus at Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina January 29, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

Katharine Eagan Kelleman’s compensation as CEO of Pittsburgh Regional Transit has pushed past $350,000 after the agency’s board approved a bonus of $54,533 on Friday. Kelleman’s contr...

ONLINE 

Smaller transit agencies say more state funding is vital for them, too

Pittsburgh Union Progress Ed Blazina February 4, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: District of Columbia, United States (Province)

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed increase of $1.41 billion in transit subsidies over five years would mean more than $200 million a year extra for the state’s largest transit agencies, Pitts...

ONLINE 

Pittsburgh International Airport passenger traffic nears pre-pandemic levels

South Hills Record Ryan Deto February 2, 2024
Impressions: 3,191,307 Location: Warrendale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Travelers are embracing flying out of Pittsburgh at rates close to pre-pandemic levels. The Allegheny Airport Authority, which runs Pittsburgh International Airport, recently anno...

ONLINE 

Spirit Airlines adding nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

KDKA 2 Madeline Bartos February 1, 2024
Impressions: 4,649,000 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

CBS News Live PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Spirit Airlines is starting nonstop flights from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach this spring. The airline will fly out of the Pittsburgh International Air...

ONLINE 

AAA: Gas Prices Increase in Western Pennsylvania

Erie News Now Gas prices are five cents higher this week in Western Pennsylvania February 5, 2024
Impressions: 200,640 Location: Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

This week's average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.444 Average price during the week of January 29, 2024: $3.393 Average price during the week of February 6, 2023: $3.851 The average price of unle...

ONLINE 

Allegheny Conference to focus on revitalizing downtown Pittsburgh

90.5 WESA Erin Yudt February 9, 2024
Impressions: 334,700 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development announced its new board members and revealed its next three year agenda yesterday. The Allegheny Conference is a civic leadership organizati...

BLOGS 

Reconnection: a step towards mobility justice in the neighborhoods of Manchester and Chateau

BikePGH Keya Joseph February 5, 2024
Impressions: N/A Location: United States (Country)

West End Bridge, on the border of Manchester-Chateau, OpenStreetsPGH 2017 A planning grant will help determine the best way to reconnect the areas A recurring theme...

ONLINE 

What are Pittsburgh’s advantages over Silicon Valley? Andrew Moore has answers

NEXTpittsburgh February 7, 2024
Impressions: 213,300 Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Beyond Big Data: AI/Machine Learning Summit brought industry leaders together. Andrew Moore and Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CEO Audrey Russo ...

ONLINE 

Pa. lawmakers extend emergency declaration to keep fixing where I-95 collapsed

NBC10 Philadelphia Dan Stamm February 8, 2024
Impressions: 1,678,000 Location: Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States (City)

Months after the in Northeast Philadelphia, the emergency status that allows for streamlined repairs continues. On Wednesday, state Rep. Anthony Bellmon, D-Philadelphia, announc...