Gloria Skillings arrived at Pittsburgh’s Penn Station from Philadelphia on a recent August evening. She opted to take the train for the scenic value and because it’s less hassle than flying.
Still, Skillings laments Pittsburgh’s Amtrak service, “It’s limited.”
She’s right. Only one train per day departs from Pittsburgh and services Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York City, and places in between. Likewise for travellers coming from NYC. They get one shot at getting to Pittsburgh on passenger rail. The Amtrak route is known as the Pennsylvanian
A group called Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail is pushing for increased service on the… Read the rest
UPDATE 2019: Please see this post for updated information on reporting potholes in Pittsburgh.
Mayor Peduto launched a pothole repair blitz this week to attempt to try to patch most of the holes that have been wreaking havoc on city roads.
The city can only fix the potholes if they know about them. If you see a pothole you can use the following links to report it to the city, county or state. Not sure who maintains the road – contact the state and they will forward the request to the appropriate place. If this is an emergency and… Read the rest