A Pa. task force gave its recommendations for policies regarding autonomous vehicle testing to PennDOT on Tuesday with safety and development in mind. The recommendations would allow PennDOT to collect a variety of data including hours on the road, as well as the ability to restrict the self-driving cars from certain routes and require cybersecurity protections. Have opinions? Next up is a public, online forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec 12.
When students need to know who to call and where to go to report a sexual assault, they usually aren't close to their Carlow University student handbook. But they are usually close to their phones, said Jennifer Carlo, the school's dean of students. Thanks to a new state grant, Carlow will be expanding and improving its sexual assault resources, including a new app with resources from police phone numbers to counseling services to bus schedules.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review attempted to convince its readers this week that the Unity Tree on Penn Avenue Place is not, in fact, an attack on Christmas. Using more than 700 words, reporter Ben Schmitt explained that the Christmas tree decoration got its name from a then-9-year-old girl named Alexandra, who won a regional contest. She wrote, “The tree would be a symbol of unity we hope to achieve as one city under God regardless of race, creed or social status.” The Trib's readers were not buying it. “This article will never convince me that political correctness wasn’t behind the naming of the Christmas tree,” wrote commenter and truth-seeker John David. “This young woman seems to want Christmas religion neutral and appears as an indoctrinated liberal.” And a happy holiday to you, too, John David.
Want to watch (or enjoy or mock) "Hairspray Live!" in public? Cruze Bar will be showing the live NBC musical and handing out free popcorn. If you feel inspired to belt out a tune, karaoke follows the watch party.
Where: Cruze Bar at 1600 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: December 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
Actors Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston (and their facial hair) are in Pittsburgh filming a movie and loving it. The duo was spotted at a Penguins game Monday and a Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture last week. Pittsburghers are, quite frankly, desperate to get a little Carell-Cranston time. One woman invited "The Office" actor to her wedding by highlighting that there would be a *mashed potato bar*.
Catch the Port Authority’s 71D or 29 bus if you’re looking for some holiday cheer. Define holiday cheer, you ask? Santa's head and nutcrackers strapped to the front of a moving vehicle; a monkey wearing Santa's hat; and stockings hung by the door with care. Clark Griswold would be so proud. Want a sneak peak? Check out this video.