Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The CommuteInfo program is designed to increase the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling or bikepooling.
Commuters in Robinson, Moon and Crescent townships can turn their morning and evening commutes into ones that save money and help the environment. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's CommuteInfo program works with transportation management associations, transportation providers, businesses and non-profit service organizations in Allegheny and nine other counties to increase the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling or bikepooling. CommuteInfo's goal is for commuters living, working or attending school within Allegheny County to choose ridesharing at least twice a week. In the region, 60 percent of workers commute to jobs outside their resident municipalities, according to …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Take our poll and give a grade to the roads, bridges and other parts of the public infrastructure.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Every four years, the ASCE grades the nation, state by state, on the condition and performance of the nation’s infrastructure in the form of a school report card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed fiscal investments for improvement. Put mildly, the country didn't do so well. America's GPA (grade point average) came in at a D+. The ASCE says some investment is needed to raise that GPA—an estimated $13.6 trillion by 2020. Pennsylvania fared a little better, earning a C- as its grade. The report card indicates the state has 852 high-hazard dams, 5,540 structurally deficent bridges and notes that 57 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Which local road, red light, or stop sign do you try to avoid?
Tuesday, January 15
This week, we’re asking readers to tell us, what is the worst intersection in Moon or Robinson? Moon officials are preparing a plan to revamp the intersection of Montour Run and Beaver Grade roads. The intersection, which straddles both Robinson and Moon townships, becomes congested during commuting hours. Marv Eicher, president of the Moon Board of Supervisors, told Patch that intersection improvements at the Thorn Run Interchange and the intersection at University Boulevard and Campus Drive, are among the township's goals for the 2013. So, we want to know, are there other intersections where you would like to see improvements? Which intersection in either Moon or Robinson is the worst in your opinion and how would you fix it? Which …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
State and federal funding prevent the cuts in transportation services for the disable for at least another year.
Hold the phone. Devastating cuts facing ACCESS riders will not occur as threatened in September under a special funding arrangement reached by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and two federal programs that benefit transit riders with disabilities, according to Port Authority of Allegheny County. Port Authority's Board of Directors Friday unanimously voted to accept the funding and rescind plans that would have reduced ACCESS service hours and service area starting Sept. 2. Those cuts would have affected riders in Moon, Robinson and neighboring communities as well as much of suburban Pittsburgh. Conversation focused on resolving broader transportation funding issues and the 35-percent reduction in general Port Authority service…