Making Pittsburgh Great Again?

  URA/Private Partners Renew Push For Controversial Project OPN’s investigative article in March 2016 about a Public/Private partnership formed between the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), University of Pittsburgh and CMU, involves seizing publicly owned land to build a private roadway shuttle system-using autonomous vehicles, through the Junction Hollow section of Schenley Park. At that time, […]

ROAD WARS

An OPN News Editorial “If you do not change your direction, you may end up where you are heading”  Loa Tzu As Mayor, Bill Peduto is the number one representative of the people of Pittsburgh. So it’s all the more important to ask, and continue to ask, “Who does Number One work for?” In Pittsburgh, […]

URA Files Suspect Development Grant Without Consulting Residents

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article on August 29, 2015, revealing that one month earlier, on July 31, The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh submitted a $3 million grant application to the State of PA’s Department of Community and Economic Development, for a roadway to be built from the neighborhood of Panther Hollow in Oakland, […]