Newsletter for Wednesday, Sept. 14
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A view from above. Photo via @m_donch on Instagram.
‘LOYAL CUSTOMERS’ CAN NOW REQUEST A DRIVERLESS UBER IN PITTSBURGH
Some Pittsbughers got an email this morning inviting them to start hailing driverless cars. Those rides will be free, but aren’t guaranteed. Your location and the time, how many people you’re traveling with and the cars’ availability, of course, will affect if you’re zipping around the Strip District and other nearby neighborhoods in one of these cars. This is what you can expect if you hail one. And if you’re Downtown around 9 this morning, you might see Mayor Bill Peduto taking a driverless ride.
WHAT’S SCARY ABOUT ‘DRIVING’ A DRIVERLESS CAR?
Speaking of those driverless cars, Incline reporter MJ Slaby got behind the wheel of one on Tuesday. From bridges to the speed limit to four-way intersections, the robot car followed the rules to a fault. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t Pittsburgh left.
WHY PITTSBURGH WON $15 BUT IS STILL FIGHTING
Fred Connor traveled to Harrisburg with others from Pittsburgh this week to tell lawmakers that he can’t live on his income at Burgatory: $9.50 an hour. “If you pay me $15 an hour, I can survive off that,” he said. Last year, Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order to raise the minimum wage of about 300 city employees to $15 an hour. That increase is happening gradually: first, to $12.50 in 2017, then $13.75 in 2019, and finally to $15 in 2021. But while Pittsburgh may have won that battle, the war isn’t over.
"People-only" trivia, raffles and prizes for the top three teams to raise money for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Western Pennsylvania Humane Society at 1101 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (Chateau)
When: September 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15 per person; $100 for a table of up to 8