AP: Pittsburgh’s $435 million commuter rail tunnel

Associated Press: Digging deep in Pittsburgh for rail line

AP’s Dan Nephin reports on a 1.2-mile extension of Pittsburgh’s commuter light rail system under the Allegheny River.  The $435 million project will bring rail access to Pittsburgh’s North Shore neighborhood, which houses such attractions as Heinz Field, PNC Park, and soon, a slots casino.

The Port Authority estimates the North Shore Connector will be completed in 2011.  Eighty percent of the project is funded through a federal grant, 16.66% coming from the state, and the rest from the local government.

Posted by Andrew Goodman.  Contact him at agoodman@design.upenn.edu.

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