Ed Blazina

Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Unveils Bill to Allow Driverless Testing

Pennsylvania Unveils Bill to Allow Driverless Testing Trucks move through the toll on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (George Sheldon/Getty)

Forty years ago, Pennsylvania became a leader in self-driving vehicles when it deployed one to help clean up the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Harrisburg.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Pittsburgh Unveils Long-Term Transportation Blueprint

Pittsburgh Mobility Plan pittsburghpa.gov

Picture Pittsburgh 50 years from now with these transportation changes: a terminal in a central location to handle a hyperloop system, vehicles for vertical takeoffs and landings, and high-speed trains; aerial trams linking neighborhoods; and new bridges crossing the Monongahela River at Hazelwood for motorized vehicles and at the former Wabash rail bridge piers for bikes and pedestrians.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 24, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Plan Would Save Truckers 33% in Pennsylvania Taxes

 Trucks loaded with topsoil Trucks loaded with topsoil maneuver near a housing construction site in Zelienople, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 16, 2021
TCA

Norfolk Southern to Develop Second Pittsburgh Route for Double-Stack Freight Cars

Raymond Shobe/Flickr

Last June, a landslide from the Mount Washington hillside in Pittsburgh pretty much closed the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks near Station Square for 11 days, crippling the company’s ability to move double-stack freight cars through the region.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 25, 2017
TCA

New Interchange in New Stanton, Pa., Designed to Ease Traffic Flow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s decision to move an Interstate 70 interchange in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, has helped ease traffic congestion for residents and firms, such as UPS and FedEx, that have distribution warehouses there.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 3, 2017
Government

Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Freight Movement Expected to Increase 40% by 2040

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The 10-county southwestern Pennsylvania region can expect the amount of freight moving into and out of the area to increase by 40% by 2040.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 18, 2017
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Transportation Planners Told to Embrace Technology, Changes

A possible vision of the future from Daimler.

Regional planners should be flexible, innovative and adaptive as they develop transportation recommendations for the future.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 12, 2016
Business

Changed Rules Causing Delays in Commercial Truck Driver Licensing in Pennsylvania

The Sage Corp.

New licensing requirements for commercial truck drivers that begin Dec. 21 in Pennsylvania are causing the state to close more than 25% of its testing centers and creating long waiting periods for applicants to take their test at the ones that remain.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 21, 2015