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Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

If it’s 20 degrees and snowing, the bus will probably be late. The good news? Soon, bus travelers won’t have to worry abut late buses in any weather.Last week, Port Authority added new routes to their GPS-enabled live-tracking system, accessible to users online. All 61 and 71 routes, both 54s and...

Parking tickets

Parking tickets

By MCT Campus

September 8, 2014

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority issued more than 16,400 tickets in the first six months of 2014.

Move it or lose it: Towing and tickets dwindle savings

Move it or lose it: Towing and tickets dwindle savings

By Aaron Stier-Cohen / Staff Writer

September 8, 2014

When Joe Mangiarelli saw that his car had been towed, he guessed it might have been because the Parking Authority officer had a quota to fill.“When it comes to towing, it’s usually at the officer’s discretion,” Shannon Leshen, Pittsburgh city police community relations officer, said. “Ther...

Protests held in Oakland against police brutality

Protests held in Oakland against police brutality

By Theo Schwarz / Staff Photographer

August 27, 2014

Students and community members held a protest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., incidents in Gaza, and against police brutality.

Oakland protestors condemn violence in Ferguson

Oakland protestors condemn violence in Ferguson

By Sabrina Romano / Staff Writer

August 27, 2014

National issues resonated on campus as students and community members participated in a peaceful march to promote awareness of police brutality.The protest came as a response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and incidents in Gaza, but functioned to raise awareness of police brutality, ...

Mayor Peduto creates education panel to compete for funding

Mayor Peduto creates education panel to compete for funding

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

August 27, 2014

The federal government may grant Pennsylvania $20 million in education funding due to plans from Mayor Bill Peduto’s office..Peduto announced Monday the creation of a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education, a specialized task force of 20 local education professionals who will work toward win...

Urban Hiking

Urban Hiking

By The Pitt News File Photo

August 25, 2014

Urban hiking usually takes place in unfamiliar neighborhoods. 

Take an urban hike, venture to parts unknown

Take an urban hike, venture to parts unknown

By Emma Solak / For The Pitt News

August 25, 2014

Some hikers require heavy gear and extensive preparation, but with Urban Hikers, you can hit the trail with only a cup of joe and curiosity for Pittsburgh culture. In 2003, a group of Pittsburghers began leading organized hikes to explore  different neighborhoods of the city. As a cohort, they cal...

Welcome Back: Never miss the bus again with PAT live tracking

Welcome Back: Never miss the bus again with PAT live tracking

By Brad Hanlon / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

By the end of this year, wasting time waiting for a late bus may be extinct in Pittsburgh.Through new government funding, Port Authority — Allegheny County’s public transit provider — has announced its intention to install new live-tracking GPS systems into its bus fleet in the near future, al...

Welcome Back: Pittsburgh immigrants find comfort in the city

By Meagan Hart / Staff Writer

August 19, 2014

Tulshi Siwakoti was born in Bhutan and spent 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal before finally being able to come to the United States in 2009 and joining his parents in Pittsburgh in 2010.“I lived in a very different part of the world. Everyday life was very tough. Here in America, you can have a real job...

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