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Jun 29, 2015, 14:14 ET

PennDOT, State Police Partner to Focus on Aggressive and Impaired Driving Enforcement through Independence Day

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the...

Jun 04, 2015, 11:44 ET

Construction Beginning on Public-Private Bridge Replacement Project

Standing on the site where parts for the state's newest bridges will be fabricated, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary...

May 27, 2015, 12:29 ET

PennDOT Honors 25 Employees with Star of Excellence Awards

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that 25 department employees received the agency's...

May 21, 2015, 12:33 ET

PennDOT Invites Public to Help Shape Pennsylvania's Transportation Future

The public is encouraged to visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to provide their input on transportation priorities for the update of the...

May 18, 2015, 15:30 ET

PennDOT, Police Partnering to Urge Increased Seat Belt Use

PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement beginning today and running through June...

May 11, 2015, 11:59 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Proclaims May 11-15 Bike to Work Week

Gov. Tom Wolf issued a proclamation commemorating May 11 to 15 as Bike to Work Week as representatives from five state agencies joined other state...

Apr 21, 2015, 16:35 ET

PennDOT, Conservation and Natural Resources Partnership to Save Time, Resources

 Starting this month, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) vehicles at seven state parks and one state forest will be...

Apr 09, 2015, 10:36 ET

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals until April 30

The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from...

Apr 08, 2015, 13:11 ET

PennDOT Encourages Saving Lives through Organ Donation

 With April marking National Donate Life Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reminded driver's license and...

Apr 08, 2015, 09:44 ET

Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths Hit New Record Low in 2014

Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 reached an all-time low, continuing a favorable trend as safety advocates work towards the nationwide goal...

Mar 30, 2015, 15:21 ET

Public Encouraged to Participate in Online Pennsylvania Transportation Planning Meeting

 As part of the update to the commonwealth's Twelve Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to visit...

Mar 20, 2015, 10:40 ET

PennDOT, Safety Partners Mark National Work Zone Awareness Week, Urge Safety as Construction Season Begins

 With National Work Zone Awareness Week occurring March 23-27, Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined representatives from...

Mar 02, 2015, 12:00 ET

Pennsylvania Statewide Roadside Cleanup Planned, Volunteers Needed

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which begins...

Feb 26, 2015, 16:10 ET

PennDOT Issues Statement on Vendor Error in Select Driver License Products

 Deputy PennDOT Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt J. Myers issued the following statement on actions being taken as a result of a...

Feb 19, 2015, 14:28 ET

Updated Performance Report Features State's Transportation Performance, Progress, Opportunities for Improvement

 PennDOT today announced that Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state's efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation...

Feb 11, 2015, 17:30 ET

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Prepared to Aid Massachusetts in Snow Removal

Responding to a request from Massachusetts, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike are prepared to send crews and equipment to assist with snow removal after...

Jan 23, 2015, 17:15 ET

Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare For Double Hit of Winter Weather

State officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for two storms to impact Pennsylvania over the weekend. Current weather...

Jan 12, 2015, 13:14 ET

PennDOT Agrees to Commercial Terms on Public-Private Bridge Partnership

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today that PennDOT has finalized all terms for the department's $899 million Rapid Bridge Replacement...

Nov 24, 2014, 15:47 ET

Preparation, Flexibility Urged Ahead of Potential Storm during Holiday Travel Period

 With weather forecasts calling for potential wintry mixes or accumulating snow on Wednesday, PennDOT is urging drivers to be prepared and...

Nov 24, 2014, 14:29 ET

PennDOT Invites Private Industry to Submit Qualifications for CNG Fueling Station Project

The state's Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the...