Monday, March 11, 2013
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The Giant Eagle store in Verona is among nearly 50 of the grocery chain's locations that will begin selling and renewing the Port Authority's new ConnectCard. The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle. The Verona Giant Eagle is located at 200 Allegheny River Blvd. Other nearby stores include the ones in New Kensington, 200 Tarentum Bridge Road, and Monroeville, 4680 William Penn Highway. Both stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and to check their balances. …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The license center closed last week due to plumbing issues.
The PennDOT Driver and Photo License Center in Plum Borough reopened on Friday. The center, located at 1600 Greensburg Road, closed last week due to plumbing issues. Repairs have been completed and the center now is open. Hours are as follows: • Driver License Center: Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. • Photo License Center: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's a traffic update from PennDOT.
Traffic will begin to use a portion of the newly reconstructed eastbound lanes of Route 366 (Bull Creek Road) in Tarentum today, Sept. 7. The off-ramp from northbound Route 28 to Route 366 is expected to opn by this evening. Approximately 13,000 vehicles use this ramp on an average day. Crews have been working this week to transition traffic from the westbound lanes of Route 366 to the eastbound lanes in the area of East 10th Avenue/Freeport Road (Route 1001). After the transition is complete on Friday, work will begin in this area to reconstruct the westbound lanes of Route 366. Work to shift all traffic in the project area to the new eastbound lanes and begin reconstruction of the westbound lanes will continue through Sept. 21. Once all …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Here's a traffic update.
The ramp from northbound Route 28 to Route 366 (Exit 14 Bull Creek Road) in Tarentum will be closed long-term beginning weather permitting on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Crews will be removing and replacing pavement at the ramp intersection with Route 366. The closure will begin at approximately 10 a.m. and will continue around-the-clock through mid-September. Signs will be posted to guide motorists. Posted detour: About 13,000 vehicles use this ramp on an average day. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. The $7.7 million project will improve about 1.6 miles of Route 366 from the New Kensington side of the Tarentum Bridge to Route 1034 (two lane section of Bull Creek Road) west of the Route 28 interchange in …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A memorial has been started at the New Kensington Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road by Plum native Stacey Dorovenis.
Plum native Stacey Dorovenis and her young daughter, Adrianna, have started a memorial for fallen Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki. Kotecki, 40, was shot and killed Wednesday night after an incident at a Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road, near the Plum/New Kensington border. Charles Post, 33, of Lower Burrell, shot Kotecki and then was killed himself. During this rainy Thursday afternoon, the Dairy Queen was closed, empty and quiet. Dorovenis, a Plum native and New Kensington resident, and Adrianna left a candle and a dog stuffed animal to pay a tribute to the officer's memory—Kotecki was a K-9 police officer. Dorovenis, a former New Kensington EMT, said she met Kotecki twice—once during an internship in New Kensington and the other…