Voices of the light rail: Red Line

Transfer to the Blue Line » Shay Jones - Bethel Village   Julia DeGore - Bethel Village Jacob Kirsch - Fallowfield Justin Reidenbaugh - Highland Andrew Hurd - Poplar Hal Miller - Potomac Lonny Tinsley - South Hills Village Transfer to the Blue Line »         Use the links below to explore the Pittsburgh region's light-rail system.

Voices of the light rail: Blue Line

Transfer to the Red Line » Andrew Schroeder - Killarney Rick Hall - King's School Road Ryan Rusnak - Memorial Hall Gregory Burrell - Mesta Marianne Vogt - Monroe Sydney Lenhart - Overbrook Junction / Willow Alysha Allen - South Bank Transfer to the Red Line »         Use the links below to explore the Pittsburgh region's light-rail system.

Montgomery Locks in danger, warns the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Here at PublicSource, we do mostly enterprise and in-depth reporting and leave the breaking news to our daily news partners. But, from time to time, we come across breaking news when no other reporters appear to be around. Reporter Emily DeMarco was recently at a Port of Pittsburgh Commission meeting when a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official talked about the state of some of Pennsylvania's locks and dams.

Old diesel equipment still spewing soot into Pittsburgh’s air

Morry Feldman downs two horse pills with breakfast. Then, he uses four different sprays. Two puffs into the mouth.  Two into the nose. Repeat at dinner.

Feldman, 59, has severe asthma and allergies. And Pittsburgh is among the worst places he could live or work because of the region’s poor air quality.

Big projects, no retrofitting requirements

These are some of the projects with public financing that have been announced since the Clean Air Act was passed by the Pittsburgh City Council and signed by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. All of these projects would have been required to retrofit a percentage of their diesel equipment used at the construction site if the regulations were in place.

Finding stories about Pittsburgh’s roads in electronic data

From Feb. 27 to March 1, most of the PublicSource staff will be in Louisville, Ky., for a National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting conference, learning more about how to use electronic data to provide readers with better stories.
Click on the headline above to see how PublicSource reporter Emily DeMarco used public data to report a story about Pittsburgh's roads.