Policy Brief

  • How Pittsburgh stacks up to its peers

    Summary: In 2004, the Allegheny Institute published its first Benchmark City Report. Every three years since, the Institute has updated the comparison between Pittsburgh and four geographically dispersed hub cities (Salt Lake City, Columbus, Charlotte and Omaha) that, when averaged … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • Reconsidering the Laurel Pipeline flow

    One would think that the demise of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions gasoline refinery would hit the reset button for regulators who twice have put the kibosh on bringing cheaper Midwest product to Western Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) … Continue reading