Random transit post: I came across this short piece on an inter-regional rail idea called The Ohio Regional Rail Plan
that includes Pittsburgh. Granted it's based in Cleveland, but still it's interesting. It's a little less ambitious
(and thus a bit more realistic) than the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative
which also envisioned greater rail links to Pittsburgh.
There have been various proto
-ideas floated for more intra
-regional rail in Pennsylvania, but I am unclear where any of those plans stand at the moment.