NPR reports a novel idea that is taking hold at some airports: Instead of leaving their cars in the long-term lot, travelers are renting them out. Rather than paying to park, they return to find a check waiting for them.
“At any moment there’s something like 360,000 cars in long-term parking lots in the top 30 U.S. airports,” says one of the teenage founders of FlightCar, which currently operates at Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles airports. “That’s very inefficient.”
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Footnote: Nothing like that is currently in the works at Pittsburgh International, according to airport authority spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny.
The new flyover ramp that carries traffic from northbound Interstate 79 to westbound I-70/I-79 in Washington County opened on Saturday. Hope you don’t miss the rumble strips and demolition-derby loop that has been put out of service.
Hulton Bridge traffic faces restrictions this week. Alternating one-way traffic will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday during repair work to beams; the bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday as crew adjust the tension of cables.
McArdle Roadway in Pittsburgh will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Avenue during what the city calls “general cleanup of the area.”
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley interchanges from 11:59 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday for demolition of the Rich Hill Road bridge. The 18-mile detour uses Routes 8, 28 and 910 and Freeport Road. The bridge is one of six being replaced in advance of a turnpike reconstruction and widening project.
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