XXX bus, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Paperback Writer’s photostream

According to the Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA), over 100,000 pedestrians and 75,000 vehicles travel through Oakland each and every day. OTMA’s mission is to create a better and safer transportation environment for those who visit, work, and live in the Oakland area by decreasing the amount of people using single occupancy vehicles, supporting the use of public transit, and encouraging walking and cycling.


Pittsburgh Oakland, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Almir Rastoder’s

On Thursday, September 26, OTMA will hold their 1st Annual Oakland Transportation Fair. The event is free and open to the public. At the fair, you can learn about transportation initiatives that impact the Oakland neighborhood from various local institutions, regional transportation & land use policy leaders, and city and state planning agencies.

The following organizations will be fair exhibitors: City of Pittsburgh-Dept. of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh-Dept.of Public Works, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, PennDOT, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, URA, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, PAAC, UPMC. CMU, Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Traffic 21, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities, OBID, Zip Car, Carlow University, Bike Pittsburgh (and more).

To attend, please RSVP via email to by Friday, September 20, 2013.

1st Annual Oakland Transportation Fair
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (map)