Media Hits

Since its inception, CONNECT has been gaining visibility in the greater Pittsburgh region and beyond. Check out the media hits below to see some of CONNECT's coverage over the years.

CONNECT, COGs show an alternative path to municipal consolidation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, May 5, 2019


Volunteers firefighters can have free rent and free college tuition. So why are there so few in Pa.?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, May 5, 2019

New South Hills-based team aims to break cycle of overdoses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 2, 2018

CONNECT aims to get Pittsburgh and 39 neighboring municipalities to work together


April 14, 2017

Can Metro Detroit's municipalities cooperate?

Model D

November 14, 2016 


Local Leaders To Focus On Inter-Municipality Issues At Annual Meeting
90.5 WESA
April 19, 2016

CONNECT Communities make move toward Complete Streets
Bike PGH
April 5, 2015

The Next Great Tradition
EMS World
December 31, 2015


Pittsburgh-area communities find shared interests at CONNECT event
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 10, 2015 

Congress of Neighboring Communities Meets in Pittsburgh

CBS News 

April 3, 2015

Link no longer available.

CONNECT and 3 Rivers Wet Weather Release the Initial Sewer Regionalization Implementation Report
May 13, 2014

Link no longer available.

Solving county sewer problems will require a regional approach, officials say
Pittsburgh City Paper
April 2, 2014 

Switching on: Installing LED streetlights to save Pennsylvania taxpayers money
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 25, 2014 

Group promoting cooperation between Pittsburgh, neighboring towns wants to keep Aspinwall in loop
Aspinwall Herald
March 19, 2014 

McNeilly Avenue, split between Dormont and Pittsburgh, set for upgrade
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
February 19, 2014

Promise of LED grabs attention of Allegheny County Communities 
February 12, 2014

Peduto pushing Pittsburgh-area shared services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 25, 2013

Connected Peduto: The next mayor teams up with the suburbs
November 25, 2013 

Newsmaker: Kathy Coder
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
November 21, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Better Transit Bill
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 17, 2013 

Paramedic Program Aims to Cut ER Visits 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 5, 2013 

United Way "Be There" Campaign Takes Aim at School Attendance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 19, 2013

CONNECT - Congress of Neighboring Communities
Our Region's Business - WPXI
May 26, 2013

Getting the Payers to Play
EMS World
May 1, 2013 

Ross Native Ready to Lead Township as Manager
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 24, 2013

Group Can Connect Aspinwall with Stormwater Plans
Aspinwall Herald
April 10, 2013

Pilot Program Aims to Provide Preventative Care through EMTs

Essential Public Radio
March 20, 2013


Highmark, UPMC in Rare Partnership
Pittsburgh Business Times
March 18, 2013


2013 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Today Annual Report

Baldwin Not Alone in Efforts to Reduce Street-Lighting Costs
South Hills Record
February 13, 2013

Model Ordinance to Streamline Solar Panels Installation Offered to PA Municipalities
Essential Public Radio
February 13, 2013

Link no longer available.

Heinz Endowments gives grant to promote water control technology 
Pittsburgh Tribune Review 
January 31, 2013

Sprawl and Policies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 2, 2012


'We Buy Houses': Decline and Opportunity in Pittsburgh's East Suburbs 

The Atlantic Cities Magazine
August 21, 2012

Link no longer available.

Wet Weather - Essential Pittsburgh

Essential Public Radio
July 27, 2012

Link no longer available. 

Plan in works to avoid Port Authority cutbacks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 4, 2012

CONNECT conference unites municipalities on Port Authority resolution
The Pitt News
June 14, 2012

O'Hara, Aspinwall, Sharpsburg decry cuts in transit service
Valley News Dispatch
January 29, 2012

Federal Grant to Create More Local Opportunities for Solar Power
December 21, 2011 

PennFuture already taking on the Rooftop Solar Challenge
Clean Energy Authority
December 14, 2011


Upper St. Clair Working to Move Solar Power Forward
December 9, 2011

Federal Grant to Move Region's Solar Power Forward
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 8, 2011

PennFuture Team to Create Model Solar Ordinance
Pittsburgh Business Times
December 7, 2011

PennFuture: DOE grant to Western Pennsylvania Coalition Will Grow Solar Market, Green Jobs - Western Pennsylvania Plan Only Keystone State Application Approved by DOE
Business Wire
December 7, 2011

Bellevue to Contribute to CONNECT
The Citizen
December 5, 2011

EMS Companies Laud Plan for Direct Insurance Reimbursements

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 13, 2011

Manage stormwater runoff near your home, officials urge
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 17, 2011 


Solar panel business confronts hodgepodge of regulations

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

October 16, 2011


Municipalities struggling to solve problem of sewage overflows
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2011


Sept. 6 Baldwin Township Meeting Notes
September 7, 2011

West View Borough Reappoints Doerfler to Zoning Board, Appoints Fromlak to CONNECT
August 11, 2011

West View Borough Votes to Join CONNECT
July 14, 2011

Study Examines Sewage Line Upgrades
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
June 18, 2011


CONNECT Holds Third Annual Meeting This Friday
June 13, 2011

CONNECT Meets to Discuss Common Issues
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
June 2, 2011

Grant’s Aim: Efficient Sewers
March 10, 2011

Link no longer available.


CONNECTing the Municipal Dots 
Pop City
February 23, 2011


CONNECT Unites City and Suburbs 
PA Times
February 14, 2011


Water, water connections everywhere, an issue CONNECT’s 3 Rivers Wet Weather grant should help 
Pop City
December 15, 2010


Group offers cash for cooperation in county sewer improvements
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 18, 2010


KDKA Sunday Business Page
October 3, 2010

Link no longer available.

Meeting of local officials will focus on collaboration
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
August 21, 2010


CONNECT Feature: Interview with Kathy Risko 
August 14, 2010


‘Also-urbs’: Pittsburgh and 35 towns create catalyst for cooperation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 15, 2010


Local Congress aims to cut costs via collaboration
June 18, 2010


Suburbs CONNECT for greater clout in lobbying state
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
June 17, 2010


Our Region’s Business
WPXI Channel 11
June 6, 2010

Link no longer available.


CONNECT begins its second year of bridging divides
Pop City Media
June 2, 2010


Local governments CONNECTing
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 8, 2010


Pitt helps pool municipal resources
The Pitt News
February 16, 2010


Focusing on snow job’s big picture: Officials say governments need to improve cooperative efforts to clear the roads
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 14, 2010


Newsmaker: Kathy Risko
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
January 2, 2010


Team work: A young city-suburbs group has much potential
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette
December 15, 2009


5 Ways we are already acting like a region
Pop City Media
December 9, 2009


Organization hopes to spur urban-suburban cooperation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 7, 2009


City tries to link with 35 close neighbors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 6, 2008