Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week they have applied to the US Department of Transportation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these technologies.

 

“This application further illustrates that we’re a national leader in supporting automated vehicle development with safety and flexibility in mind,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said in a release on the announcement. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh region officials announce $7.8 million in grants for transportation improvement projects

Pittsburgh region officials announce $7.8 million in grants for transportation improvement projects

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined members of the Allegheny County delegation in the state House and Senate to announce $7,778,309 in funding for various improvement projects around the region. 


“We are very grateful to have such strong partnerships with the members of the State Senate and House who represent Allegheny County in Harrisburg, as well as Governor Wolf,” said Fitzgerald. “It is through those partnerships, and all of us working together for the greater good, that we are able to see success such as these.”

Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

In an effort to tackle over $750 million in debt and to remedy an aging pipeline infrastructure, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Board of Directors approved a $130 million 2017 operating budget last week that includes rate increases for the next two years. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, PWSA’s rates will increase by $6.90 per month for the average customer, and an additional $4.80 per month in 2018.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Following what was called “collective unrest” Monday stemming from the November 8 General Election results, state and local official in Pennsylvania have started releasing plans to deal with alleged hate crimes.

Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh City Council eyeing $1.5 million for police body cameras

Pittsburgh City Council eyeing $1.5 million for police body cameras

Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation earlier this week that would provide $1.5 million for police body cameras. 


Through a five-year contract with Taser International, Inc, a body worn camera manufacturer and digital management company out of Arizona, Pittsburgh police officers would be outfitted with 550 additional body cameras and cloud storage for the footage. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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