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, […]

Fighting For Public Transit and Equitable Communities

By Molly Nichols and Casy Stelitano Between 2007 and 2013, the Port Authority of Allegheny County was faced with a severe funding crisis and cut 30% of their service, eliminating over 100 bus routes, laying off hundreds of workers and closing a garage. In just 4 years, fares went up 25%. This story is far […]