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Feb 27, 2017, 15:35 ET Pennsylvania Municipalities to Receive Nearly $466.2 Million to Invest in Local Roads, 5 Percent Increase from Previous Year

Pennsylvania's far-reaching transportation plan, Act 89, will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute nearly...


Feb 23, 2017, 10:52 ET Wolf Administration Announces 'PennDOT Connects,' New Transportation-Project Approach

Recognizing transportation's role in connecting communities and supporting economic development, state Department of Transportation (PennDOT)...


Feb 16, 2017, 12:30 ET PennDOT, State Police Highlight Highway Law Updates, Urge Public Attention for Safety

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards and State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker today urged drivers to...


Feb 13, 2017, 10:37 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Jan 20, 2017, 18:00 ET Wolf Administration Applauds Federal Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Status for Pittsburgh and Penn State's Larson Transportation Institute

The federal government's designation of the City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State University as highly...


Jan 17, 2017, 11:14 ET Transportation Agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan form 'Smart Belt Coalition' to Collaborate on Automated, Connected Vehicles

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a...


Jan 11, 2017, 09:30 ET PennDOT Launches Video to Assist Pennsylvanians in Navigating Roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:41 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Jan 03, 2017, 13:00 ET PennDOT Applies to Make Pennsylvania National 'Proving Ground' for Automated Vehicle Technologies

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently applied to a U.S. Department of Transportation solicitation to be designated as an...


Dec 28, 2016, 11:27 ET PennDOT Deputy Secretary Toby Fauver named to U.S. DOT Air Service Work Group

PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Toby Fauver has been named to a new U.S. Department of Transportation Working Group on...


Dec 23, 2016, 10:10 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For New Year's Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Dec 19, 2016, 10:53 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Christmas Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Dec 06, 2016, 13:28 ET Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicles Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safety, Testing

The state's Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force has delivered recommended guidance to PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for developing...


Dec 05, 2016, 12:41 ET PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards Recognized in Two Women in Business International Awards Categories

Based on PennDOT's overall accomplishments this year, Secretary Leslie S. Richards was recently honored as Female Innovator of the Year for a...


Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 ET Year In Review: PennDOT Supports Local Economies, Improves Customer Service

Wider use of technology to make operations more customer-friendly and a new initiative, "PennDOT Connects," to foster a broader, more inclusive...


Nov 21, 2016, 09:48 ET Agencies Partnering for Safe, Improved Thanksgiving Travel

With increased traffic expected for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:29 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Nov 04, 2016, 11:54 ET PennDOT Reviews Preparations for Coming Winter

With snow already visiting some areas of Pennsylvania, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today outlined the agency's plans for winter services...


Nov 04, 2016, 09:27 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Veterans Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...


Oct 20, 2016, 12:00 ET PennDOT Secretary Hosts Teen Driver Safety Forum

As a means of addressing safe driving among teenagers and in recognition of Governor Tom Wolf's proclamation of Teen Driver Safety Week...


Oct 19, 2016, 11:47 ET Students, Drivers Honored at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Awards

In a ceremony at the Governor's residence today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards joined other...


Oct 17, 2016, 10:37 ET PennDOT Accepting Applications For 2017-18 Improvements Under Multimodal Transportation Fund

PennDOT announced it will begin accepting applications today for funding transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation...


Oct 13, 2016, 16:14 ET Federal Government Tells Pennsylvania to Meet REAL ID Requirement or Face Restrictions on Residents Gaining Access to Federal Facilities

The federal Department of Homeland Security has notified Pennsylvania that state residents will face new restrictions gaining admittance to federal...


Oct 11, 2016, 09:22 ET PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals until October 31

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


Oct 04, 2016, 08:18 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service...