Transportation News Update: February 2, 2023

In this issue of our #TNU, we're summarizing articles covering topics including:

  • Pittsburgh: Traffic calming requests paused in Pittsburgh while new system is developed, and DOMI is generating its annual paving list, plus some links to GIS mapping tools from DOMI
  • Pittsburgh: Building on the East Busway: PRT hosting community meetings for potential new transit station at Brushton Ave in Homewood and potential move of existing Wilkinsburg station
  • Pittsburgh: PRT accepting applications for new Bulk Pass Pilot Program for businesses and multi-family building managers to purchase group transit passes for employees/tenants at steep discounts
  • Oakland: Frazier Street Steps connecting Bates Street to residential South Oakland are slated for $1.4 million upgrade, and an additional $7 million in federal money is earmarked for citywide steps repair
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania: Latest leg of Mon/Fayette Expressway connects Rt 51 to I-376
  • National: US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization recommends use of Transportation Demand Management to increase efficiency of our transportation systems
  • Oregon: ODOT unveils new Innovative Mobility Program with micro-grants that aim to improve access to public transportation, reduce trips made by car, and reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions
  • New York: Traffic study reveals city's ultimate cause of congestion
  • Pittsburgh: Comprehensive report on the state of city-owned bridges
  • Pittsburgh: PRT receives funding to modernize light rail stations to become fully accessible
  • National: States move to replace the Gas Tax nationwide