Bus http://wesa.fm en Port Authority Looks To Panel Of Transit Experts For Recommendations http://wesa.fm/post/port-authority-looks-panel-transit-experts-recommendations <p>Transit and city planning experts from all over the country are converging on Pittsburgh this week to help the Port Authority of Allegheny County create a plan for the future.</p><p>Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said the nine consultants are part of the nonprofit <a href="http://uli.org/">Urban Land Institute</a> and will come up with recommendations about how to improve the county’s transit system.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 15:54:27 +0000 Liz Reid 29073 at http://wesa.fm Port Authority Looks To Panel Of Transit Experts For Recommendations Pittsburgh Ranks Eighth in Car-Less Commuting http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-ranks-eighth-car-less-commuting <p>From biking, to walking, to riding public transit, depending on your neighborhood, commuting to work in Pittsburgh can be easily accomplished without driving a car.</p><p>The <a href="http://iqc.ou.edu/2013/10/23/modeshare2012/">Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma</a> (IQCUO) agrees and has ranked Pittsburgh 8th among big cities for car-less commuting. After sifting through census bureau data by the American Community Survey on primary means of transportation to work, Pittsburgh emerged as a biker-walker friendly city. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:23:22 +0000 Katherine Blackley 19449 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Ranks Eighth in Car-Less Commuting County Officials Looking for Input on Downtown Transportation http://wesa.fm/post/county-officials-looking-input-downtown-transportation <p>A proposed plan to re-configure downtown bus routes has been placed on hold. However, not without raising concerns among riders.</p><p>The plan, according to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, is to reduce the overcrowding and gridlock that occurs on downtown Pittsburgh streets. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:16:32 +0000 Nick Frost 18484 at http://wesa.fm County Officials Looking for Input on Downtown Transportation