Public Transit http://wesa.fm en Pittsburghers Tell Port Authority CEO How to Improve Transit http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-tell-port-authority-ceo-how-improve-transit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What needs to be done to improve the region’s public transit? That’s the question </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Port Authority of Allegheny County</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://paac.mindmixer.com/">posed to the public through a survey</a>, and the first round of results are in.</span></p><p>Port Authority CEO <a href="http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5539799-74/mclean-financial-authority#axzz32MaMinjT">Ellen McLean</a>&nbsp;said the results were revealing.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:48:01 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 29602 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers Tell Port Authority CEO How to Improve Transit 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 Mayor Bill Peduto Responds to Pittsburghers' Transportation Questions http://wesa.fm/post/mayor-bill-peduto-responds-pittsburghers-transportation-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From potholes, to public transit, to bike lanes, the possibilities of transportation reforms in Pittsburgh are endless. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a monthly conversation with Essential Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill </span>Peduto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explained his vision for better transportation and who he's working with to make those plans possible. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:12:49 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25728 at http://wesa.fm Mayor Bill Peduto Responds to Pittsburghers' Transportation Questions Transit Activists Ask Pennsylvanians to Call State Reps About Transportation Bill http://wesa.fm/post/transit-activists-ask-pennsylvanians-call-state-reps-about-transportation-bill <p>The Pennsylvania General Assembly has just four voting days left this year, and they still have not passed a transportation funding bill. A Senate bill that would fund roads, bridges and public transit has been languishing since it was passed in June.</p><p>Now, a local nonprofit is trying to turn up the heat on key legislators by calling the constituents in their districts.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:44:08 +0000 Liz Reid 19714 at http://wesa.fm 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 A Fresh Viewpoint on Pittsburgh Public Transit http://wesa.fm/post/fresh-viewpoint-pittsburgh-public-transit <p>Architect intern, Ben Samson, created a proposed transit map for Pittsburgh in his <a href="http://samsonwaacthesis.blogspot.com/">graduate thesis</a> at Virginia Tech. The map has since gone viral and people are talking.</p><p>Samson believes his plan speaks to the core of what the city needs. He says he started working on this project because of his combined love for architecture and Pittsburgh. He wanted to take on the biggest architectural problem in town, the transit system. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:09:37 +0000 Nick Frost 19315 at http://wesa.fm A Fresh Viewpoint on Pittsburgh Public Transit