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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...

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...