A bobcat was found on the Gateway Clipper fleet's The Empress boat Sunday morning just before passengers were set to board. Pittsburgh Animal Care and Control officers safely captured the animal and sent it to the Animal Rescue Wildlife Center in Verona, WPXI reported. It's not known how the bobcat got onto the boat or where it came from, and it's the first bobcat caught in the city in recent years. WPXI has photos of the curious cat.
Fed up with a 200 percent increase in tolls over the last 12 years, truckers are suing the Pennsylvania Turnpike, TribLive reported. The Turnpike imposed an “unduly burden on interstate commerce” through toll hikes — and billions of dollars in toll money didn't benefit the Turnpike, instead going toward other PennDOT projects, the lawsuit argues. The trucking group wants to represent not just its members but motorists who paid tolls to the Turnpike in the past two years.
Meet VendSpin, a Pittsburgh-created app that's the newest approach to on-demand delivery. With the app, users log in, order a convenience store item — toothpaste, chips, whatever — and have it in minutes. Think of it as pizza delivery, but for the smaller items you want and need. Created by William Parker, the app also aims to solve access issues for users who aren't physically able to leave their homes, don't have transportation, or are worried about walking to the store after dark. Read more about the app and how it works.
To mark National Transit Worker Appreciation Day, Pittsburghers for Public Transit will distribute thank you cards. Cards will be available between 3—6 p.m. at the Wood Street Station Downtown and between 12—1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. at Forbes and Bigelow in Oakland. Even if you don't have a card, the group asks transit riders to give their driver a special shout-out.
Where: Multiple locations
When: March 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Attention Pittsburgh food truck fans: You can now find food trucks, peruse their menus, place your order, and pay — all in one app. Enjoying food trucks Downtown during lunch hour might be easier as soon as this summer, too, as a city planning official works to identify potential reserved spots for mobile food vending. Here's how to find out more about the app and about the plans for the future of food trucks in Pittsburgh.
Good Food Pittsburgh rounded up this list of 32 bars and restaurants where dogs are welcome to hang out on patios with their owners. From breweries to cafes to restaurants, these are all the spots that welcome (well-behaved) furry friends, so you can BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog).