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Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

Final Pitches for the DOT Smart City Challenge

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Final Pitches for the DOT Smart City Challenge

The USDOT has pledged up to $40 million (funding subject to future appropriations) to one city to help it define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network.

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Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Travelers familiar with Pittsburgh know that any time you visit you are almost certainly going to travel through one of the three main tunnels surrounding the city. The Fort Pitt Tunnel, a resource that is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, was recently renovated, which impacted this historic resource. As part of the mitigation for this effect, the three-county PennDOT region worked closely with the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission and other local groups in Pittsburgh to create a video to capture not only a brief history of the tunnel but to capture the iconic view of traveling through the tunnel and into the City of Pittsburgh.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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William Peduto was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh in the General Election on November 5, 2013. He has worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council, as a staffer and Member of Council representing District 8, and resides in the Point Breeze neighborhood of the city.

“So there’s always been a partnership between the ability to create and innovate and the ability to build—that’s in our DNA. We went through a thirty-year recession/depression, and now we have re-emerged where we were before, which is with a new 21st-century model. When we look at our infrastructure, we have the opportunity to be innovative once again.”

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Streetfilms: Pittsburgh Mayor Boosts Cycling & Livability

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Streetfilms: Pittsburgh Mayor Boosts Cycling & Livability

Mayor Bill Peduto is putting the rest of the United States on notice. His city is on the rise and he fully intends on implementing bicycling, walking and complete streets policies that enhance and make his city more attractive to young talent and business. For the first time in over half a century, Pittsburgh is expecting an increase in residents as the trend in the number of people moving back to cities grows.

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Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA: Ode to an Incline

While at ProWalk ProBike ProPlace, I took a long walk and ended up on the Monongahela Incline. Realized I documented just enough footage to put together a little tribute, for those of you who have never boarded a funicular or an incline before.

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Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge: Majestic Bike Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge: Majestic Bike Infrastructure

-Streetfilms on Vimeo

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Transit-Oriented Development for Allegheny County

Monday, February 11th, 2013

CENTER FOR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT Executive Summary Cities and regions from coast to coast are pursuing transit-oriented development (TOD) strategies as a way to achieve many goals, including increased economic competitiveness through improved quality of life, reduced congestion, lower transportation costs for households, improved air quality, reduced costs for providing city services, and growth management. […]

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Pittsburgh, PA: The Green Economy of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Pittsburgh region, a former industrial center, has transformed into a region of innovation with a thriving green economy. In this video, we hear the story of this transformation through the eyes of workers, politicians, and those leading initiatives that are creating a healthy, prosperous, and inclusive green economy. Learn about the green infrastructure, workforce […]

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Pittsburgh, PA: Bridges, Tunnels & More

Monday, November 21st, 2011

A collection of clips from around Downtown Pittsburgh. – FreewayJim on YouTube

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LED Street Light Research Project

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
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REMAKING CITIES INSTITUTE
The City of Pittsburgh intends to replace its entire inventory of 40,000 street lights with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures over the next five to ten years. When fully implemented the project is expected to save annually an estimated $1.7 million (70% savings) in energy and maintenance costs. In addition the conversion will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost 7 million metric tons annually.

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