Policy Brief

Pittsburgh International woes continue

Summary: November 2022 passenger counts from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) shows the facility struggling to regain levels experienced before the pandemic.  However, in metro areas with robust economies and non-hub airports, passenger traffic is up, showing that the performance of … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Hustlers, hucksters & pimps for faux ‘renaissance’

Attention, Pittsburgh sports fans! We direct your attention to the pitcher’s mound at Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore Orioles, for the latest round of “How Much Money an Uber-Wealthy Baron of Sport Yet Again Can Extort From Taxpayers.” Yes, … Continue reading


PPS should restart its building closure plan this year

February 1 will mark two years since Pittsburgh Public Schools’ (PPS) board of directors tabled a resolution to close six school buildings.  Those closures were part of a plan to relocate, reconfigure, add and close school programs that was estimated … Continue reading