Peduto: Transportation changes coming regardless of Smart City grant

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto expects Pittsburgh to win the race to improve transportation regardless of whether it is selected for a $50 million technology grant. That’s because, the mayor said Tuesday, through partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and others the city is poised to take great great strides in transportation. If the city is selected for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge grant, the steps may begin sooner, he said.