Pittsburgh to partner with Ford to improve city’s mobility

Pittsburgh to partner with Ford to improve city’s mobility

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stood with John Kwant, vice president of Ford City Solutions Tuesday to announce a partnership between Ford, the city, and the Department of Infrastructure and Mobility that will make the Steel City the first to participate in the company’s City of Tomorrow Challenge.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh mayor announces climate change preparedness program

Pittsburgh mayor announces climate change preparedness program

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is on record with the opinion that from floods to fires, the city has often been unprepared when disaster has struck. To confront the impact of climate change head-on, the mayor on Monday announced Prepared Pittsburgh, a program that will help residents prepare for environmental and medical climate-related scenarios.

Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive orders to diversify construction workforce

Pittsburgh Mayor announces executive orders to diversify construction workforce

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Tuesday announced two executive orders intended to increase minority participation in the construction industry.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

Relationship between Uber and Pittsburgh strains from self-driving tests

A tiff between Uber and their former ally, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, opened up last week as the rideshare giant announced they were closing down testing of self-driving cars in Arizona — while gearing up to restart testing in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Sacramento.

The company came under scrutiny after the fatal crash that involved one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona, in March. In the aftermath Uber voluntarily halted its testing and government entities such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation proposed safety measures to prevent similar instances. Uber remains under investigation for the accident.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County incorporation bill has public hearing in House

Allegheny County incorporation bill has public hearing in House

In a deindustrialized world and amid declining populations, Allegheny County municipalities from Wilkinsburg to Rankin have found it difficult to stay afloat. 

To ease the burden, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald — along with his predecessors Dan Onorato and Jim Roddey — testified at a public hearing in support of HB 2122 Tuesday, legislation that would allow municipalities to elect to voluntarily disincorporate.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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