Public Meeting for Forbes Avenue Corridor Improvements Project 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Rangos 2 – 2nd floor 
 
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to share the design plans for the corridor. Project team members will be on hand to provide project details, answer questions, and gather public feedback.     
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Layout Workshop: Oakland.
Provide your input on the next phase of BRT planning.
Monday, June 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St 
 
Summer Public input on layout of streets and stations; environmental impacts analysis; and preliminary engineering 
 
For more information on this project, please visit www.portauthority.org
 
The purpose of this meeting is to:
  • update you on the status of BRT planning.
  • answer your questions about the planning process.
  • collect your input on station placement and street design.   

* – All City of Pittsburgh offices and most Citiparks facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. 
 
* – Oakland refuse collection rescheduled from Tuesday, May 30 to Wednesday, May 31
* – Liberty Bridge Weekend Closure May 26-30 
 
PennDOT District 11 is announcing the closure of the Liberty Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Friday night, May 26 through Tuesday morning, May 30 (weather permitting). 
 
The Liberty Bridge will close to traffic in both directions from 8 p.m. Friday night continuously through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The bridge will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Crews will conduct deck reconstruction work, placing new bearing seats and stringer beams, and installing new strip seal dams.  
 
The outbound Liberty Tunnel and PJ McArdle Roadway will remain open the entire weekend. A single-lane will remain open in the inbound (northbound) Liberty Tunnel, with traffic only able to turn right onto PJ McArdle Roadway.  
 
All Liberty Bridge traffic will be detoured during the closure. Most official detours involve I-376 and US-19 Banksville Rd.  A common GPS landmark would be Eat'n Park at 1250 Banksville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Friday, May 19th – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Schenley Plaza (near Porch) 
 
Have you always wanted to try biking to campus? This is your chance! Join your fellow Pitt community members and bike to campus on Friday, May 19th. New bicyclists and seasoned bicyclists alike are welcome! 
 
  • Enjoy the commuter café with free breakfast and coffee.
  • Enter to win raffle prizes, including a U-lock and bike lights.
  • Practice placing your bike on the bus rack in a low-stress environment with Port Authority’s demo bike rack.
  • Receive a free bike safety check from the Pitt Police.
  • Learn about bike laws and bike safety from the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) and The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
  • Meet the Pitt Bicycle Collective student club and learn about a new Bike Co-Op space being planned at Pitt.
  • Register your bike for free and receive a gift, complimentary of OTMA.
  • Meet other like-minded bicyclists!
Don’t have your own bike? Healthy Ride bike share is offering free rides all day on May 19th! In order to use a Healthy Ride bike, you must be registered. You can register for an account prior to May 19th online at HealthyRidePGH.com, or register through the smartphone app NextBike. 
 
Preparing for your ride?
This event is presented by: Pitt Parking Services Office, Bike Pittsburgh (BikePGH), Pitt Police, Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pitt Staff Council, Pitt Bicycle Collective, Healthy Ride, and Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC).

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Traffic Advisory
REMINDER- Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Road Closures & Transit Detours 
 
Initial Downtown road closures will begin on Friday, May 5 starting at 12:00 p.m. on the Boulevard of the Allies between Wood Street and Stanwix Street. This section of the Boulevard of the Allies will remain closed through Sunday. 
 
For Saturday, May 6 events (Pittsburgh 5K and Kids Marathon), North Shore and Downtown road closures will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and continue until 12:00 p.m. 
 
For Sunday, May 7 events (Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay), Downtown road closures will start at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 and continue around the city through 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. 
 
For more details on detours and closures, click here.  
 
The Port Authority will also post detours and schedule changes for race weekend, please be sure to view their information if you are planning to use buses or the T to get around.     

Road Restrictions Tomorrow In Oakland 
 
There will be traffic changes on Tuesday in Oakland due to a Mass of Christian Burial for Steelers' owner Dan Rooney. The mass is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge Street.  
  • One or more lanes of traffic will be shut down along Fifth Avenue between N. Neville and University Place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  
  • Only residents will be able to access the block of N. Dithridge bordered by Bayard Street and Fifth Avenue from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
  • South Dithridge will also be restricted between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone who parks on-street that street sweeping operations will begin Monday, April 3, 2017. 
 
Be sure to check the signs on your block for the posted days and times that street sweeping will occur.  Please remember to move your vehicle during the designated day and time to avoid a parking ticket, but most importantly, to do your part in helping to keep the City clean.  Any damaged, faded, defaced, or otherwise unreadable signs should be reported to 311. 
 

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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.

PennDOT District 11 is announcing work to inspect the Liberty Tunnel in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Sunday night, March 5. 
 
For safety reasons, the Liberty Tunnel will be closed overnights one direction at a time from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. while the inspection activities occur. Closures will occur according to the following schedule: 
 
Outbound (Southbound) Overnight Closures
  • Sunday through Thursday nights, March 5-9
  • Sunday through Thursday nights, March 26-30
Inbound (Northbound) Overnight Closures
  • Sunday through Thursday nights, March 12-16
  • Sunday through Wednesday nights, March 19-22
Outbound closures will not occur until two hours after the end of any major event at the PPG Paints Arena.  

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will perform a two-day "Pothole Blitz" this week on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9.  
 
Residents are encouraged to submit pothole repair requests to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center. The “Blitz” efforts will be based on 311 submissions. 
 
311 requests can be submitted by calling or texting to (412) 573-9736, via Twitter to @Pgh311, via the MyBurgh mobile phone app, or the online form on the city website: http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form 
 

Several main thoroughfares throughout Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday morning for the City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. 
Street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, along the parade route, which includes Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies and the parade's end at Stanwix Street. 
Streets will be opened up again at approximately 1 p.m. 
The parade will form on Liberty Avenue from 11th to 26th streets.  
Port Authority buses will have access to the busway at 26th Street. More than 50 buses will be detoured during the parade, but service will still be maintained. Two-car light rail trains will be running on the red and blue lines throughout the day from 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Please visit PortAuthority.org for more detailed detour information. 

Overnight Armstrong Tunnel Closures Begin Today for Tunnel Inspection
The Department of Public Works announced today that inspections of the Armstrong Tunnel will begin Monday, February 6, 2017 and continue through Thursday, February 23, 2017 requiring periodic overnight closures and detoured traffic.
The inbound Armstrong Tunnel will be closed overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., on February 6, 7, 8, 21, 22 and 23. The outbound Armstrong Tunnel will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on February 9, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. At no time will both inbound and outbound be closed.
Traffic will be detoured using Forbes Avenue, Ross Street and Second Avenue.
Dates and times are dependent on the weather, as well as the inspection, and any changes to this schedule will be publicly announced.
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.
 

Recently, Pittsburgh City Council has adopted a Complete Streets Policy. As a part of that policy, a Complete Streets Advisory Board will be formed to advise the City on best practices and projects for more bike-friendly and walkable streets.
More information on the new policy can be found here
 
On the Advisory Board will be 4 resident representatives. The Department of City Planning is accepting applications for resident representatives.
The application can be found here.