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Oct 18, 2017, 16:03 ET Wolf Administration Announces "Innovations Challenge" Contest for High School Students

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today invited high school freshmen,...


Jun 22, 2017, 09:15 ET Wolf Administration Promotes Designated Driving, Highlights Awareness Events, Ahead of Independence Day Holiday

The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and local police urge...


Jun 13, 2017, 11:23 ET Innovative Paving Pilot Underway Due to Wolf Administration's 'Road MaP' Initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today discussed an innovative paving method being deployed for the first time...


May 22, 2017, 09:21 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day Holiday

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


May 16, 2017, 14:15 ET State Police, PennDOT Partner to Promote Seat Belt Safety Enforcement, Child Seat Inspections

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and busy summer travel season, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Pennsylvania Department of...


May 15, 2017, 12:19 ET Wolf Administration, State Officials Discuss Bicycle Safety, Benefits and Improvements for Cyclists to Mark Bike to Work Week

With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an...


May 08, 2017, 09:51 ET PennDOT Secretary Richards Receives Peter Quinn Award from GVF TMA

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards was given the Peter P. Quinn leadership award from the Greater Valley Forge (GVF)...


May 01, 2017, 17:08 ET Wolf Administration joins PennDOT in reminding motorcyclists to ride safely

With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, the Wolf Administration reminds everyone to share...


Apr 17, 2017, 13:36 ET Pennsylvania Wolf Administration Announces Traffic Deaths Drop to Record Low in 2016, Bucking National Trend

PennDOT today announced that traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached a record low in 2016 with 1,188 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways last...


Apr 03, 2017, 10:30 ET Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial

The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of...


Mar 30, 2017, 09:59 ET PennDOT Announces PPAC Meeting Schedule

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released the Pedestrian and Pedalcycle Advisory Committee (PPAC) meeting schedule for...


Mar 20, 2017, 16:36 ET Online Public Meeting to be Held Tomorrow, Public Encouraged to Register

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the public comment period on transportation priorities for...


Mar 20, 2017, 11:03 ET PA Wolf Administration Outlines Biking Improvements for 150 Miles of Route 6

As part of its effort to improve bicycle safety, accessibility, and connectivity along Route 6, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...


Mar 14, 2017, 22:02 ET Latest Summary of Pennsylvania Interstate Restrictions

PennDOT continues to post 45 mph speed restrictions on Interstates 78, 81, 83, portions of Interstate 80, and all of Interstates 176, 180, 283 and...


Mar 14, 2017, 17:22 ET Vehicle and Speed Storm Restrictions Lifted on Southeastern Pennsylvania Interstates

With the widespread winter storm impacting the state beginning to ease, Pennsylvania has lifted the vehicle and speed restrictions on expressways...


Mar 14, 2017, 11:16 ET Storm Restrictions Extended to All Trucks on Interstate 84 in NE Pennsylvania

With the widespread winter storm impacting Pennsylvania New York and New England, Pennsylvania will join New York in restricting all trucks...


Mar 09, 2017, 10:00 ET Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cleanup, Beautification Effort

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this...


Mar 07, 2017, 16:11 ET Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Review Updated Transportation Performance Report, Provide Feedback and Register for Online Public Meeting

Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state's efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability by way of the...


Mar 02, 2017, 10:07 ET Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely

With the approach of warmer temperatures and the motorcycle riding season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT today urged riders of all ages to prepare by...


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...