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Technical Tours

*Note: Attendees must be registered for the Conference (full or daily) in order to register for the tours.

Pittsburg International Airport Tour

Wednesday, July 18 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The Pittsburgh International Airport Tour will include two parts.  All airport tour participants will see both segments of the airport.

  • Part I – Land Development and Natural Gas Development. The group will view the land development completed on Airport property since 2004 including the Clinton Industrial Park and Cherrington Commerce Park, both of which are built and occupied by new office and flex space buildings. The group will also view the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling activity on Airport property and visit the active well pads.
  • Part II – Cargo #3 Ramp and Deicing Pad “C” Replacement. The group will view a 2.5 acre concrete ramp expansion and 500’ extension of a taxiway at the Cargo #3 Ramp. The project included concrete and bituminous paving, a 1.6 acre underground stormwater detention facility, and airfield lighting and signage upgrades. The group will also view the active construction of the Deicing Pad “C” replacement, which expands the deicing pad from four to five deicing positions and includes a new deicing collection system, underground stormwater detention, replacement of existing glycol collection tanks and full depth pavement reconstruction.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required: $40

CMU Lab and Pittsburgh Smart Corridor Tour

Wednesday, July 18 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

This tour will visit (1) an intersection equipped with a Surtrac Adaptive Traffic Signal Controller and associated video vehicle identification and communications capabilities.  (2) the Carnegie Mellon NavLab to view and hear a short presentation on two autonomous vehicles and a video roadway infrastructure inspection system.  The tour involves bus transportation from the Wyndham Hotel to an intersection and to Carnegie Mellon University.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required: $40

Port Authority Traffic Facility Transit Tour via Light Rail

Wednesday, July 18 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The Port Authority tour will take attendees on a narrated Light Rail Vehicle trip to the operating facilities at South Hills Village. The tour will include an inside look at the Operations Control Center and maintenance facility.  All facilities are ADA accessible.  Comfortable walking shoes are highly encouraged, and a provided safety vest is required to be worn during the facilities tour.  The tour guide will be resident historian Chuck Rompala, Assistant Manager of Road Operations.  Total tour time will be approximately 3 hours.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required: $40

Three Rivers Boat Tour

Wednesday, July 18 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

The best way to see Pittsburgh is aboard a Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise. Learn about Pittsburgh’s past, present, and future from her most perfect point of view – the Three Rivers. The Pittsburgh riverboat tour will begin on the Monongahela River and will continue on both the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers while a technical guide relays interesting facts, and engineering history that makes Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania so special. You’ll be treated to the view of the lush landscape, towering skyscrapers, and all the amazing sights along the banks of the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela Rivers.  Come on down to the river and let us show you Pittsburgh!

Additional Ticket Purchase Required: $40

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