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Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) was established by Ordinances 15, 16 and 17 of 2017, and is the newest department of the City of Pittsburgh.

The department began as a means of directing attention to, and meeting the needs of, responsible transportation of people and goods throughout Pittsburgh, and for managing the operation of and access to the public right-of-way (sidewalks, curbs, streets and bridges that make up our network).

DOMI maintains:

  • 1,060 linear miles of streets (890 asphalt, 90 concrete, 80 brick/block stone).
  • 2,423 lane miles of streets.
  • Tens of thousands of crosswalks and pavement markings.
  • 675 sets of steps covering 23.3 linear miles.
  • ~44,000 street lighting fixtures.
  • 613 signalized intersections + ~10,000 traffic control fixtures.
  • 850,000 street signs.
  • ~33 miles of guiderail.

DOMI lists as its three-year action agenda:

  • The adaptation to the lasting changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Acknowledgement of racial inequities and how those disparities impact transportation as they work toward mobility justice.
  • Reducing climate-related transportation impacts.
  • Reimagining structures and approaches in order to better achieve funding for transportation and infrastructure.
  • Supporting population and job growth.
  • Cultivating a world-class department.

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More about the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

Below is a list of contents in the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure's Transition Brief (prepared by Thomas Consulting Group for The Pittsburgh Foundation). 


  • Staffing/workforce. Influx of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded projects, requires increase staffing levels to handle the workload.  Morale is low due to burnout and high demand plus lack of competitive pay. Risk of loss of institutional knowledge next year as many are retirement eligible, and many division heads have already left.
  • Landslide remediation. The department doesn't have enough funding to do landslide remediation in some affected communities (build retaining walls).
  • Contracts.  Bus rapid transit (BRT) Cooperative Endeavour Agreements in progress with the Port Authority on what will be about a $300 million project. Pittsburgh is negotiating with CSX Railroad to purchase a line that goes through the City. Budgeted $1 million but may exceed it  (expected completion in first year of term).  In mediation with Norfolk Southern Railroad over the running of double decker trains in Pittsburgh. Result will be substantial quality of life (Northside community) and financial impacts to the City.
  • Allegheny Circle Conversion. A high-profile project converting a one-way circle to two-way


  • Enabling legislation.
  • Traffic operations.
  • Project design and delivery.
  • Performance metrics.
  • Budget and staffing.
  • 2020-2021 project accomplishments.
  • Planned and ongoing programs.
  • Opportunities and risks.
  • Reports. 

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