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The Bus Rapid Transit project is intended to better connect communities in the Downtown-Oakland-East End corridor, and connect residents to job centers, educational opportunities, medical services and cultural attractions. 
 
The BRT also has the potential to unlock development and contribute to neighborhood growth, increase transit ridership and enhance the environment. 
 
The next BRT presentation will be Friday, March 31 at 8am at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Room 540. 
 
Check out the attached flyer for more info on other upcoming public meetings on BRT. 
 

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Oakland Town Hall
Meet OPDC staff and board members, ask questions about their programs and
services and connect with other neighbors. This is the first of four quarterly
town halls OPDC will host this year, each focused on a different theme.
Theme: Development and Transportation Planning
  • Get updates on the City of Pittsburgh’s Bus Rapid Transit Project
  • Brush up on your role in the institutional master planning process as we prepare for Pitt’s upcoming master plan renewal
Wednesday, March 22, 6pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street 
Childcare and refreshmentswill be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to use the childcare.
See the flyer for more info.
Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
February 15, Noon, St. Regis Church Social Hall, 3235 Parkview Avenue
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
February 16, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 

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If you know anyone currently or planning to commute to Oakland, please print out the attached flyer and/or pass along the info below.

CommuteInfo Wants You to be part of a New Vanpool from Evans City Area to Oakland 
 
A new vanpool group is trying to form from Evans City/Cranberry to Oakland. 
 
What you need to know:
  • Someone already has volunteered to take on the role of Coordinator
  • At least 7 additional people need to say they want to be part of this group 
  • At least 2 people would have to be willing to be drivers, others to help with data collection, or taking the vehicle in for service
  • The group would arrive to Oakland for an 8 AM start time, and leave at 4:30 PM.
  • Exact pick-up locations would be decided by the group
The estimated cost would be about $100 per person per month (assuming 8 riders – the cost would go down if there were more riders). This cost includes the vehicle, the maintenance, driver checks, insurance and parking (donated by the University of Pittsburgh). 
 
From the time of the group’s commitment, it usually takes 4 weeks to get started. 
 
For more information, email CommuteInfo@spcregion.org or call the phone number on the flyer above.

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays (alternating meeting times at Noon and 6pm)
January 18, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
NOTE: Evening meetings now on odd numbered months and daytime meetings now on even numbered months.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
​​Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
​January 19, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.

Pittsburgh Police are looking for a man who set fire to a trash can in a laundry mat in South Oakland last month. 
 
The incident happened around 7:25 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the business located in the 3200 block of Kennett Square. 
 
According to police, the fire spread from the trash can to a laundry tub. The business and apartments above it sustained extensive smoke damage. 
 
Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect’s identity is asked to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-323-7800. 
 

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PWSA Waterline Replacement Project Update (Lothrop/Terrace/Darragh) 
 
To view the Project Update Sheet for the Lothrop/Terrace/Darragh Streets Waterline Replacement Project, please click below. 
 
 
This information can also be found at www.pgh2o.com under the “Project Info” section of the home page. 
 
The project is approximately 75% complete. The anticipated project completion date is December 2016, weather permitting. Remaining work includes final service tie-ins, hydrant and catch basin installation, and sidewalk & final road restoration.

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Join us for a public meeting 
on the Proposed office building at 3422 Forbes Avenue
(lot 28-F-206, corner of Forbes Ave and Coltart St)
7 pm Thursday, October 6, 2016
Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street 
 
Developer Murland Associates will present plans for a proposed 7-story office building at Forbes and Coltart. Offer your thoughts and input. 
 
See the attached flyer for more info.

PennDOT/CMU Forbes Avenue Improvement Projects Website Updated

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On, August 31st, a public meeting was held to share the design plans and schedule for the Forbes Avenue Betterment Project and the Oakland/CMU Forbes Corridor Improvements Project. Over 250 people attended the meeting held at CMU’s University Center, Rangos Ballroom.

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For more information about the initiative, history of the project and project updates visit the project microsite.

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Click here to view or download the presentation.

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Submit a comment form by Monday, September 26th    

Please join the Zone 4 Public Safety Council, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief McLay for a town hall meeting this Thursday, Sept. 15th, 6-9 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Firefighters #1 Union Hall at 120 Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood.
  • Share public safety concerns.
  • Review crime statistics.
  • Provide feedback on community and police relations.
  • Tell us how the police can better serve your community.
  • Refreshments will be served.
Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience.

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.
http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/free-events/

​Also a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1

 

Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
July 20 Noon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213​. They ask you to please RSVP.​
No outside food/drink, no backpacks/briefcases
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
July 21, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.