Medical Center Opticians November Special

Get 40% off of your purchase of frames and package specials at Medical Center Opticians for the entire month of November!

Show off a new look next month, courtesy ofMedical Center Opticians!  Conveniently located at 3524 Fifth Avenue, Medical Center Opticians is your one stop shop for all things eye-wear!

For the entire month of November, enjoy 40% off of frames and package specials!  Give the gift of style and sight this holiday season, even if it’s a gift to yourself.  You’re worth it!  Stop by for details.

Pittsburgh Attracts Young Talent

More young, college graduates are choosing to settle in Pittsburgh!

According to a report published by the City Observatory, Pittsburgh is attracting an increasing number of young, college graduates.  In fact, from 2000-2012, the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34 residing in Pittsburgh increased by 29 percent!
Our incredible universities in Oakland (CMU, Pitt, and Carlow) draw this age group to the area, and with all the fantastic things Pittsburgh has to offer, it’s unsurprising that they don’t want to leave!

Oakland Forever


On October 10th and 11th, Schenely Plaza was alive with one-of-a-kind musical performances, delicious food, and unique activities. Community members came out in droves to show off their Oakland pride and take part in this truly inspiring celebration.

Due to the tremendous support for the event, Council President Bruce Kraus presented a Proclamation declaring October 10th and 11th Oakland Forever days. Congratulations to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this event such a success, and thank you to all who came out to celebrate our wonderful community!

Port Authority Adds Routes to Real-Time Bus Arrival System

Access to the latest, most accurate travel information is right at your fingertips!

Taking the bus just got easier!  Port Authority of Allegheny County announced that 17 more routes will be going live in its Real-Time Bus Arrival System. This will provide riders with the most accurate transit information, allowing them to know exactly when their bus will arrive.

Information from the Real- Time Bus Arrival system is currently available on Port Authority’s website, or can be accesses through third-party mobile apps including TiramisuTransit, andTransit Time Plus.


Forbes Digital Plaza Project Awarded $200,000

Oakland is well on its way to becoming America’s first Digital District!

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, through its first round of Multimodal Transportation Funds,  has awarded OBID $200,000 for the Forbes Digital Plaza Project! Funds were awarded to community projects that will improve public safety, enhance streetscapes, and upgrade multimodal infrastructure.  The project is one of only twelve in Allegheny County to receive funding.  We are thrilled to make this announcement, along with our partners UPMC, Pitt, Carlow, CMU, Oakland Transportation Management Association, City of Pittsburgh, Community Human Services, and the Oakland Task Force.

To learn more about the project and how you can play a role in making Oakland America’s first Digital District, like Innovation Oakland on Facebook, or click here!