They need to get a Steeler or two into the crowd, then maybe they'd get some attention.
UberX, Sidecar and Lyft are dumping uninsured cars on the street.
I think Charmaine Pfender is being misrepresented here. Even if Ms. Pfender was defending herself against rape, it should raise some eyebrows that she attempted to buy bullets the morning of the murder. Also, she had an accomplice, who assisted her in chasing another individual through the woods and attempting to also murder him. Following this, Ms. Pfender and her accomplice buried the body of the man she killed in a shallow grave, and left the state.
207 countries? Did the world gain 11 countries since yesterday??
The term "Rideshare" should stop being used to describe the services provided by Sidecar and Lyft. The service they provide is clearly more similar to a taxi service and has no relation to traditional ridesharing like carpools or vanpools.
Just like any other service provider that provides bad or under par services; there is going to be competition that seizes the opportunity to bump you out or compete with adequate services. Free enterprise is what drives this economy and is the foundation of capitalism. The hell with Yellow Cab & godspeed to those employed by them...cause times are changing and Pittsburgh won't stand for subpar taxi services!!!
Lyft is a brand new service and there is bound to be some initial opposition. Lyft is changing the face of transportation. To try it out for free, download the Lyft app and enter code 37PZ7Z for $25 in FREE lyft credits. You never know when you will need a ride, and like all other cities, Pittsburgh will embrace this new, convenient, affordable service!
Seriously, PUC? I'm sure if they could, PUC would love to site any vehicle owner-operator in Pittsburgh for having passengers - provided that operator didn't pay PUC registration fees and etc. "Mom, don't give me money for gas...I didn't register my vehicle with PUC. It's only fair, mom - the Pittsburgh cab owner/operators do". Seriously?!
It's time to get proactive, people. Call your state rep and senator and tell them that Lyft and Uber are providing a quality of service that the incumbents fail to provide, and that the laws unfairly favor incumbents without providing a way for new contenders to enter the market with innovative solutions.
I have only had terrible experience with Yellow Cab or anything other than private taxi service in Pittsburgh.
I really hope these entrepreneurs can force some competition in this city. It's hard enough getting around as it is.
Is a car having a pink mustache and picking up a random stranger enough for a citation? I am 100% sure that driving with a pink mustache on a car is legal and also sure that the PUC will be unable to prove the rider being picked up is soliciting.
I thought UPMC didn't have employees!111
Jeff Romoff "earns" over 6million dollars a year, private jet, chef..on and on and on...and they have to have a food bank for their employees? Really?
This installation is intriguing. It will be very interesting to see how it changes with the audience interaction - cool selection!
This is an awesome idea! I could have used this at my stop at Fourth and Ross when my bus was half an hour late yesterday. It was so cold that I seriously thought I was going to get frostbite and I didn't want to leave out of fear of missing the bus. Glad someone is looking out for the health of bus riders.
Dear Dean of the College of Fine Art,
I recently heard about the College of Fine Art's decision to eliminate Astria Suparak's position at the Miller Gallery, and I cannot emphasize how disappointed and confused I am by this decision. What a loss to CMU and to Pittsburgh! My husband and I moved to Pittsburgh three and a half years ago and ever since we have been blown away by the challenging and exciting programming that Suparak has put together. When our friends ask us about why we love Pittsburgh, one of the first reasons we give is Suparak's exciting work at CMU's Miller Gallery. In the last three years, I have attended not only all of the exhibitions at the Miller Gallery but numerous lectures, film viewings and workshops because the content was engaging, challenging and connected to the problematic world I find myself living in. Every year I look forward to the exhibitions and programming at the Miller Gallery. It has been such an important part of our lives that no internal showcasing of CMU's faculty will exchange the kind of challenging and diverse questioning that Suparak's work has brought to Pittsburgh. I am sorry to say but the decision to exchange such an outstanding curatorial work for a faculty run exhibition space that showcases CMU faculty's work is small-minded and far from the forward thinking that CMU is known for. This decision is dispiriting, to say the least.
I just caught the last half of the movie on my local PBS station here in California. I watched it through tears. Rocky is a beautiful person who has found his bliss in India caring for the modern "untouchables", HIV orphans. Very touching. He is truly doing God's work there and inspires me to do something that makes a difference like he has. Can't wait to see the film again.
Wow! This was a wonderful documentary! I was amazed by the children, Rocky and the story. If you haven't seen this yet, find a way to see it.
It is mind blowing that CMU would let Suparak go. She made the Miller Gallery one of the most exciting and interesting art spaces in the country. Her shows made visitors think critically about the world around them. More over she tapped into a vast network of artists, collectives, filmmakers, and thinkers from the region, country and the world. I don't buy for a second that her shows were too edgy, political, or that she was too controversial. Quite the opposite: she brought huge numbers of people - many of whom who do not visit galleries often - into the Miller Gallery. Her shows, if ones looks at attendance alone and the buzz that they created in the local and national press - set the bar for what a campus contemporary art gallery should be: exhibitions that reach out to the community and exhibitions that address topics that matter. Suparak has the ultimate respect of her peers across the country in the art community and we can look forward to her next curatorial position because that space will then set the bar of what is being exhibited today. It is too bad that a handful of people in position of power at CMU could not see this. This does not reflect well on CMU and its reputation.
justseeds.org (based in Pittsburgh)
Thank you, Chris Potter, for reporting on this horrible decision. I am a CMU alumnus and an artist whose group (Temporary Services) has participated in two exhibitions organized by Astria Suparak. Here is what I posted on Facebook this morning and intend to send to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
To the Dean of the College of Fine Arts,
As an alumnus of the College of Fine Arts (BFA 1993) and an artist who has worked with Astria Suparak, I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the extraordinarily misguided decision to eliminate the position of Director of the Miller Gallery. Forcing the dismissal of Astria Suparak, precisely at the moment that her profoundly intelligent and critical curatorial work is receiving the greatest attention and acclaim on an international scale, shows enormous ignorance of what a loss this will be to Carnegie Mellon, its students, to the city of Pittsburgh, and to the many that observe Suparak's work with great interest from afar. Why make this change now following the landmark feminist exhibit "Alien She" that has been such a massive success for the gallery? Who is this decision supposed to benefit?
Five years after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, I co-formed the collaborative art group Temporary Services. We have had the good fortune to work with Astria Suparak on two exhibitions at the Miller Gallery: an exhibit devoted to our project and newspaper "Art Work", and the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. In both instances, Suparak proved herself to be easily one of the most fearlessly intelligent, imaginative, detail-oriented, ethical, and responsible curators we have ever worked with in our fifteen year history. We show images from both of these exhibitions in nearly every lecture we give because of the beautiful and expert installation of these shows that happened under her leadership.
I find it particularly unsettling that there is nothing on CFA's Facebook page or on the page of the Miller Gallery about Suparak's removal. Please know that as people learn of this decision, there will be an outcry, and quite possibly a strong backlash against Carnegie Mellon University, the School of Art, and the College of Fine Arts. Astria Suparak is a well-loved curator whose outstanding body of work is meaningful to thousands beyond Pittsburgh. The cancelation of her job, and her subsequent dismissal will not be taken lightly or forgotten quickly.
I would urge you to avert what is sure to be a very negative reaction to your decision, and reinstate Astria Suparak in her position immediately. Her work is the primary reason I continue to pay attention to Carnegie Mellon as an alumnus, and her departure will leave a terrible void for the students and community that have benefited from her passionate and memorable work at the school.
(member of Temporary Services; administrator of Public Collectors)
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