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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...

Apr 29, 2014, 14:00 ET

DEP, DCED and PennDOT Participate in Successful Meeting of the Council of Great Lakes Governors

Representatives from the departments of Environmental Protection, Community and Economic Development and Transportation joined dignitaries...

Apr 16, 2014, 13:16 ET

Public Invited to Share Input on Pennsylvania Transportation Priorities for Long-Range Planning

The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of...

Apr 10, 2014, 14:36 ET

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited P3 Transportation 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, 2014, 11:00 ET

Pennsylvania Records Lowest Number of Traffic Deaths Ever

The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since...

Apr 07, 2014, 13:00 ET

PennDOT Opens Application Process for Transportation Improvements Under the Act 89 Multimodal Transportation Fund

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

Apr 01, 2014, 14:40 ET

PennDOT Encourages ID Card, License Holders to Save Lives through Organ Donation

PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by...

Mar 26, 2014, 14:05 ET

Four Teams Invited to Submit Proposals for Public-Private Bridge Project

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that four teams will be invited to submit proposals for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement...

Mar 05, 2014, 09:37 ET

PennDOT, DEP Invite Volunteers to Join Statewide Spring Cleaning

PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort...

Feb 12, 2014, 18:05 ET

Five Teams Submit Qualifications to be Considered for Public-Private Partnership for Bridges

PennDOT announced today that five teams have submitted statements of qualification for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, an...

Feb 06, 2014, 14:39 ET

Pennsylvania Traveler Information Enhanced with New 511PA Website, Improved Phone and Alert Systems

Incidents and Construction Now Available For All State Roads Pennsylvania's 511PA traveler information system is now providing motorists with...

Feb 03, 2014, 19:06 ET

Temporary Waiver Granted Allowing Extended Service for Commercial Drivers Hauling Road Salt

At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has granted a temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued...

Jan 28, 2014, 13:51 ET

PennDOT Extends Temporary Waiver Allowing Extended Service for Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas

At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has extended the temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for...