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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...


Sep 07, 2016, 11:50 ET PennDOT Joins Cambria County Transit Authority, State and Local Officials for CNG Public Private Fueling Station Ground Breaking

PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Toby Fauver today joined Cambria County Transit Authority (CamTran) Executive Director Rose...


Aug 22, 2016, 11:41 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 23 Airports

 Twenty-three airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $8.8 million in state investments,...


Aug 11, 2016, 12:49 ET Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission Adopts Updated 12-Year Transportation Program

 The State Transportation Commission today updated the 12-Year Transportation program. The new plan anticipates $61.9 billion being available...


Aug 04, 2016, 14:17 ET Pennsylvania Selected to Host State Transportation Innovation Council Roundtable Discussion

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary...


Jul 29, 2016, 13:12 ET 2016 Rail Freight Grant Program Opens Application Period

PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways has opened the application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program...


Jul 21, 2016, 12:19 ET Five-Ton Commercial Vehicle Restriction Starts Saturday on I-95 in Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention

In preparation for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today issued a reminder...


Jul 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Commends Local Officials for Embracing Transit-Service Efficiencies

 With its recent vote to consolidate its shared ride public transportation service into the Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority...


Jun 27, 2016, 08:19 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Independence Day

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


Jun 23, 2016, 14:55 ET Commercial Vehicles Over Five Tons to be Restricted on I-95 in Philadelphia During Democratic National Convention

Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 between Exit 13 (Interstate 76 West/Route...


Jun 21, 2016, 13:17 ET PennDOT Secretary Takes Lead in Young Driver Safety Initiative

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards is using a personal approach in a new program aimed at delivering an important safety message to young drivers...


Jun 09, 2016, 15:27 ET PA Public-Private Partnership Board Approves Commonwealth Fiber Optic Communication Project

 Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board recently approved a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission project to install a fiber optic...


Jun 01, 2016, 09:58 ET Pennsylvania Takes Steps to Lead on Autonomous Vehicle Development, Testing with Newly Established Task Force, Legislation

Citing the future anticipated benefits to travel safety, the environment and mobility, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined elected,...