Transportation News Update: February 26, 2024

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

  • Microtransit: On-demand van programs role in bringing riders back to public transportation
  • Dozens of existing EV charging sites to be repaired/replaced through $5 million federal investment from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • PennDOT names key projects needed for second daily Amtrak train service between Pittsburgh and New York City
  • Minnesota transit agencies mimicking Uber and Lyft are seeing big ridership gains
  • Smart Loading Zones automated enforcement — managing curb space to increase delivery efficiency while decreasing congestion/emissions
  • Forbes Ave & Braddock Ave Traffic Signal Replacement Projects in design phase with construction set to begin Summer 2024
  • Charles Anderson Bridge construction work is out to bid, tentative schedule for completion Fall 2026
  • Pennsylvania budget reveals $40 million additional funding for PRT transit agency, Allegheny County 2024 Transportation Priorities, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit's Bus Rapid Transit (PRTX) project construction activities continue along Fifth and Sixth Avenue with changing detour routes
  • How a transit assistance grant program is working in Denver after concerns that the existing discount program still left many in need behind, and how Allegheny County's low-income transit rider pilot program is set to be expanded
  • The ongoing shift in mode of transportation to work according to the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Automatic speed checks in work zones are here with Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program
  • Pittsburgh named 9th among the 20 most walkable cities in the country