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
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
While PWSA gets permission to consider new lead pipe treatment, House to review new replacement rules next week

While PWSA gets permission to consider new lead pipe treatment, House to review new replacement rules next week

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority Board announced Friday they’d gained state approval to introduce a chemical into their water treatment process that would help to lower lead levels. 

Meanwhile, Rep. Alex Charlton's (R-Delaware), HB 2075, to amend state law and let PUC-regulated utilities use their dollars on full lead line replacements, has a hearing next week.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

After hearing impassioned testimony from disability advocates, Pittsburgh City Council met Wednesday to figure out how well the city enforces federal disability law.

The meeting, called for by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) was in response to an April council meeting where three bills to alter permits and licensing procedures were held up by public comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh City Council heard testimony from experts on the city’s ambitious, thrice-redrafted Climate Action Plan Tuesday.

Currently the plan includes reducing Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, cutting transportation emissions in half by 2030 and divesting the city’s pension fund from fossil fuels. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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