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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The Panther Report | Pittsburgh Bridges

The Panther Report | Pittsburgh Bridges

By Jon Moss and Neena Hagen February 21, 2022
In collaboration with WPTS, The Pitt News presents The Panther Report podcast. In this episode, Jon Moss and Neena Hagen discuss the Charles Anderson and Fern Hollow bridges with WPTS news director Sam Bliss.
The underside of the Charles Anderson Bridge.

‘Concerning’: Anderson Bridge in Oakland plagued by ‘poor’ ratings for nearly a decade

By Neena Hagen and Jon Moss February 1, 2022
Soaring high above Junction Hollow, the Charles Anderson Bridge ferries more than 20,000 vehicles between Oakland and Schenley Park every day.
President Joe Biden speaks on Friday at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mill 19 to tout his administration’s investment in infrastructure.

Editorial | Pittsburgh needs better infrastructure now

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 30, 2022
As factors like age and exposure to climate change affect structures season after season, Pittsburgh’s C- infrastructure grade isn’t on track to get better. The basis for our travel must take precedence or else we’re just waiting for the next thing to crumble or sink.
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration’s investment in infrastructure

‘Make it in America’: Biden discusses infrastructure after Frick Park bridge collapse

By Punya Bhasin, Assistant News Editor January 29, 2022
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration’s investment in infrastructure as well as the City’s work in advanced manufacturing and robotics. His visit came in the wake of a Friday morning bridge collapse in Frick Park.
Photos: President Biden discusses infrastructure following Frick Park bridge collapse

Photos: President Biden discusses infrastructure following Frick Park bridge collapse

By Jon Moss, Pamela Smith, and Clare Sheedy January 28, 2022
President Joe Biden visited Pittsburgh on Friday to tout his administration's investment in infrastructure as well as the City's work in advanced manufacturing and robotics. His visit comes in the wake of a Friday morning bridge collapse in Frick Park. 
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden step off of Air Force One in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in September for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Biden to visit Pittsburgh on Friday, talk infrastructure

By Martha Layne, News Editor January 24, 2022
President Joe Biden plans to visit Pittsburgh on Friday to discuss his infrastructure agenda, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh on March 31, 2021.

‘Once in a generation investment’: Biden proposes new infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2021
President Joe Biden laid out his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan in Collier on Wednesday afternoon. He said this plan will help rebuild infrastructure and provide job opportunities, in hopes of stimulating America’s economy and decreasing federal debt.
Focus on science — not profit — when passing laws

Focus on science — not profit — when passing laws

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor September 18, 2018
As temperatures rise and extreme weather events become increasingly common, we need to anticipate the expected changes in climate and modify our plans for public and private infrastructure accordingly.
The City of Pittsburgh added bike lanes to parts of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard last August. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

Bike lanes are for cyclists only

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor August 27, 2018
Drivers in Pittsburgh should support the development of bike infrastructure in the City, because it will not only make rides safer for cyclists — it will also ensure that bicycles come into less contact with cars, alleviating stress that drivers could face.
A landslide in Virginia. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Address landslides in local infrastructure plans

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 16, 2018

More than 70 landslides have hit Pittsburgh this year — but the one on Route 30 last week was possibly the worst. The collapsed roadway severely damaged four residences and raised the City’s landslide...

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