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19 Aug, 2016, 13:39 ET PennDOT and National Park Service Open New Sullivan's Bridge for Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel in Valley Forge National Historical Park

 PennDOT Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards this morning joined the National Park Service and federal, state and local officials to...


26 Jan, 2015, 18:36 ET PA Turnpike/PennDOT Warn Motorists of Possible Restrictions Due to Weather

Due to the predicted winter storm hitting the eastern half of the state, the PA Turnpike and PennDOT warn motorists that it may temporarily lower...


19 Jul, 2013, 13:00 ET PennDOT Seeks Public Input through Online Safety Survey

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT is seeking motorists' input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement...


19 Jul, 2013, 11:21 ET Two Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals will be Submitted for P3 Board Approval

Pennsylvania's Office of Public Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that due to legislation signed by Governor Tom Corbett in 2012, it has...


10 Apr, 2013, 10:38 ET PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Distractions, Focus on Driving

 As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, PennDOT today urged motorists to drive distraction free, and reminded drivers of the...


01 Apr, 2013, 11:11 ET PennDOT Announces Highway Deaths in 2012 Third-Lowest on Record

Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways Decrease  There were 1,310 people killed in crashes on Pennsylvania roads last year, the third-lowest...


15 Mar, 2013, 10:24 ET PennDOT Announces 22 Winners of Aviation Art Contest

 Twenty-two students from across the state have been selected as division winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation...


19 Nov, 2012, 14:16 ET Motorists Encouraged to Join PennDOT in Preparing for Winter Travel

 As the winter and holiday travel seasons approach, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has 5,400 operators...


27 Aug, 2012, 12:19 ET PennDOT Issuing Free Department of State Voter ID Cards at Driver Licensing Centers

New ID is a Safety Net for Residents who cannot obtain other types of Photo Identification  Since the Pennsylvania Voter ID law was...


16 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET PennDOT Presents School Bus Safety Awards; Poster Contest, Safety Competition Winners Honored

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven Pennsylvania students and six school bus drivers were recognized by PennDOT today during a...


21 Aug, 2003, 01:00 ET Detour to I-376 East From I-279 North

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a correction to the I-376 east detour route outlined in the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel press...


20 Aug, 2003, 01:00 ET Outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel to Open Saturday

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PENNDOT and Trumbull Corporation will reopen the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel at 9:00 a.m.,...


18 Jun, 2003, 01:00 ET Fort Pitt Painting Steals Halftime Spotlight

PITTSBURGH, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PENNDOT officials signaled the beginning of the countdown to the conclusion of the Fort Pitt Bridge...


08 May, 2003, 01:00 ET Veteran PENNDOT Engineer Named as Deputy Secretary

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PENNDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., has announced the appointment of Gary Hoffman, P.E., as Deputy...


30 Jul, 2001, 01:00 ET PENNDOT needs Volunteers for Expedition to Tour Fort Pitt Tunnel Contest

PITTSBURGH, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PENNDOT officials today placed an open call for volunteers for an expedition contest that will take them,...