Ride share companies Lyft and Uber may get boost in Harrisburg
As Pennsylvania lawmakers return to Harrisburg this week, a total of six proposals dealing with ride-sharing await their consideration. None seek to apply the brakes to the popular companies.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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A brief, animated history of urban annexation
The shape of New York City as it exists today looks nothing like it did at the town's effective founding, when the Dutch first purchased Manhattan for cheap in 1626. Over time, the city's legal boundaries would stretch to encompass what had been English-chartered towns in present-day Queens, and other remnants of New Netherland.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Police: Suspect Abducted, Raped Woman Repeatedly In Brookline
Pittsburgh Police have arrested a Brookline man, charging him with rape, kidnapping, robbery and assault after they say he abducted a 21-year-old woman from a West Liberty Avenue gas station. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Samuel Okorie.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Creating place: The role of Community Development Corporations in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods
To get to the root of the Pittsburgh region's community development boom, you have to first know a little bit about the way our city operates, and sit tight, because it's a bit complicated. In the city, funding for improvement projects can come from taxes, private donors or from foundations and in boroughs, the same is true.
Uber details insurance policy at hearing
An Uber spokesman testified at length Tuesday about the San Francisco company's insurance policies at a hearing before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, detailing when drivers for the ride-sharing platform are covered. But a representative of the Pennsylvania Insurance Federation argued that the policies Uber seeks to provide are not adequate for the risk to drivers and passengers.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Corbett A Fan of Lyft, Uber
Gov. Tom Corbett has expressed his support for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, and says he would like to see them expand services in Pennsylvania. Both companies currently are operating in Allegheny County, but the governor would like to see them expand, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says .
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Gov. Corbett expresses his support for Lyft, Uber in Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Corbett today came out in support of upcoming legislation in the state House and Senate aimed at formalizing the rules around ride-share companies like Lyft and Uber. Mr. Corbett wrote letters to Rep. Robert Godshall, chairman of the House Consumer Affairs committee, and Sen. Robert Tomlinson, chairman of the Senate consumer protection and professional licensure committee.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Two more Pittsburgh schools join middle school mentoring program
Two more Pittsburgh Public Schools -- Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 and Colfax K-8 in Squirrel Hill -- have become part of 'Be a Middle School Mentor.' The mentoring program, which now serves 14 schools, matches students in grades 6-8 with adult mentors who commit one hour a week to do activities with their mentees to help them set career goals and do well enough to qualify for Pittsburgh Promise post-secondary scholarships.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Pennsylvania lawmakers push for ride-sharing
Before a hearing of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's full five-member board, several Pittsburgh-area legislators testified Thursday to their constituents' desires for new ride-sharing services to continue operations in Allegheny County.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Online PhD Programs Publishes Ranking of U.S. Cities with the Most Doctoral Degree Holders
Online PhD Programs, an independent guide to earning a doctorate over the Internet, has published a ranking of the top 50 U.S. cities with highest percentage of doctoral degree holders .