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Jul 19, 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...

Jul 19, 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...

Apr 10, 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...

Apr 01, 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...

Mar 15, 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...

Nov 19, 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...

Aug 27, 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...

May 06, 2011, 15:06 ET

PennDOT to Start Posting Travel Times for Parkway East on May 9

On Monday, May 9, motorists on the Parkway East (I-376) in Allegheny County will have a new feature available to help them plan their daily...

Oct 16, 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...

Feb 16, 2005, 00:00 ET

Rendell Administration Launches Second Annual Great Pennsylvania Cleanup

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty,...

Aug 21, 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...

Aug 20, 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.,...

Jun 18, 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...

May 08, 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...

Sep 26, 2002, 01:00 ET

PENNDOT Debuts Interactive Website For Young Drivers; Teens Will Find `Crossroads' Website Entertaining, Educational

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Gov. Mark Schweiker, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) Secretary...

Jun 10, 2002, 01:00 ET

Fort Pitt Detours Meet and Exceed Driver Expectation

PITTSBURGH, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 71 percent of Pittsburgh motorists said the impact of the closing of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel was...

Apr 18, 2002, 01:00 ET

epenndot.com Web Site Visits Jump

PITTSBURGH, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorists seeking clear, reliable information regarding the closing of the outbound lanes of the Fort Pitt...

Mar 05, 2002, 00:00 ET

PENNDOT Secretary Promotes Motorists' Transportation Options; Visit Coincides With the Closing of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel in 30 Days

PITTSBURGH, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote public transportation and traveling options available to Pittsburgh motorists during the closing...

Dec 13, 2001, 00:00 ET

PENNDOT Opens Bids for Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel Project

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PENNDOT today opened bids for the rehabilitation project of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel. Trumbull...

Dec 13, 2001, 00:00 ET

Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel Bid Process Explained

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PENNDOT opened bids this morning for southwestern Pennsylvania's largest rehabilitation project ever at...