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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...

Nov 21, 2014, 13:13 ET

New Pennsylvania License Plates Help Show Pride in America

 Legislation passed earlier this year authorized PennDOT to produce new license plate designs, one of which serves as a testament to the...

Nov 17, 2014, 13:08 ET

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Long Range Transportation Plan

The public is invited to comment on the state's draft, Long Range Transportation Plan, which will help guide future 12-Year Programs and regional...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:29 ET

PennDOT: Ninety-one Projects to Improve Mobility, Safety with Act 89 Multimodal, Transit Funds

 Eighty-six projects in 35 counties will improve safety and mobility with $84 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund investments from Act...

Oct 24, 2014, 11:27 ET

Team Selected to Replace 558 Bridges through Public-Private Bridge Project

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was selected for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement...

Oct 14, 2014, 13:49 ET

PennDOT Asking for Public Comment on Improving its Mobile Customer Services

As part of PennDOT's continued efforts to modernize and improve customer service, the department has launched an online survey to collect public...

Oct 07, 2014, 13:19 ET

PennDOT Announces Details for Act 89-Funded "Green Light-Go" Traffic Signal Program

 A new program made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania's far-reaching transportation plan, will clear the way for traffic signal improvements...

Sep 29, 2014, 12:13 ET

Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnership Board Approves CNG Project for Public Transit, Private Fleet Fueling

Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board today approved a project seeking a private partner to develop clean-burning compressed natural...

Sep 12, 2014, 13:59 ET

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the...

Sep 10, 2014, 11:03 ET

New Streaming Video Gives 511PA Users Better Traffic Information

 PennDOT announced today that streaming video from its more than 700 traffic cameras is now available on 511PA. PennDOT recently upgraded its...

Sep 05, 2014, 14:31 ET

PennDOT Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Transportation Improvements under Act 89 Multimodal Transportation Fund

 PennDOT announced today that county and local governments, as well as other organizations, can apply for 2015-16 funding for transportation...

Aug 27, 2014, 14:00 ET

PennDOT, Police Focused on Reducing Impaired Driving Crashes through Labor Day

As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their...

Jul 14, 2014, 14:20 ET

Pennsylvania Departments of General Services, Transportation Seek Buyers to Purchase, Preserve Historic Pike County Bridge

The Pennsylvania Departments of General Services and Transportation are seeking buyers interested in purchasing and preserving the historic Pond...

Jul 07, 2014, 11:39 ET

PennDOT, Turnpike Commission Urge Drivers to Watch for Workers During Busy Construction Season

Following the June 1 death of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission worker in a work-zone crash and reports of public vehicles entering work zones or...

Jul 02, 2014, 11:33 ET

PennDOT, State Police Partner for Impaired-Driving Enforcement through Independence Day Holiday

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to make the Independence Day holiday travel safer through enforcement...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:15 ET

PennDOT Pedestrian Safety Video Receives Two Telly Awards

PennDOT's pedestrian safety video for elementary school students, "Walk this Way," recently won bronze in the training and safety categories for...

May 19, 2014, 11:56 ET

PennDOT, Police Partnering to Encourage Increased Seat-Belt Use

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19...

May 06, 2014, 12:15 ET

PennDOT, State Police, Motorcycle Community Join to Recognize Motorcycle Safety Month

In recognition of Governor Tom Corbett proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today joined...

May 05, 2014, 12:00 ET

PennDOT's New 511PA Mobile Application Puts Traveler Information in Drivers' Hands

People traveling through Pennsylvania can now get better traffic information before and during a trip with PennDOT's new, free 511PA mobile...