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Jun 09, 2016, 03:27 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 cable...


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,...


May 26, 2016, 11:00 ET PennDOT to offer non-commercial driving skills tests at certified third-party sites

As part of ongoing efforts to further enhance customer service, PennDOT has launched a new pilot program that authorizes a limited number of...


May 26, 2016, 10:26 ET New PennDOT Open Data Portal Puts Road, Bridge and Other Transportation Data at Public's Fingertips

Less than a month after Governor Tom Wolf announced steps to make Pennsylvania's data more transparent and accessible to the public, the Pennsylvania ...


May 23, 2016, 08:37 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day

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


May 16, 2016, 12:37 ET PennDOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool To Assist Riders

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health (DOH)...


Apr 29, 2016, 12:06 ET PennDOT Announces First Use of Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals to Better Control Left Turns

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced it will be activating a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to...


Apr 29, 2016, 11:09 ET Wolf Administration Announces Plans To Improve Bicycle Access, Discusses Revitalization For Pennsylvania Wilds Region

Officials from the state departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Community and Economic Development...


Apr 28, 2016, 10:54 ET Public Invited to Join PennDOT Welcome Centers in Celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week

Pennsylvania's 14 Welcome Centers, which are managed by PennDOT, will conduct special programs and promotions to mark National Travel and Tourism...


Apr 11, 2016, 01:16 ET PennDOT Urges Drivers to Observe Work-Zone Speed Limits, Be Mindful of Workers

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today urged motorists to obey work zone speed limits and drive...


Apr 07, 2016, 11:19 ET PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership 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 07, 2016, 09:55 ET PennDOT Reminds Drivers to Focus Full Attention on the Road

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in recognizing April as National Distracted...


Apr 06, 2016, 01:22 ET Pennsylvania Traffic Deaths in 2015 at Second-Lowest Level Since Record Keeping Began

Traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania totaled 1,200 in 2015, the second-lowest since record-keeping began in 1928 and five more than the record low in...


Apr 05, 2016, 12:42 ET PennDOT Customers Can Opt To Save a Life Through Organ Donation

PennDOT invites driver license and identification card holders to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April by registering to be an organ donor...


Mar 28, 2016, 01:14 ET PennDOT Selects Team for Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Public-Private Partnership

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced at a media event that the Trillium CNG team, which...


Mar 11, 2016, 08:20 ET Pennsylvania Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely

With the prediction of an early spring and warmer weather ahead, PennDOT recommends free motorcycle training through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle...


Feb 29, 2016, 01:21 ET Municipalities to Receive Nearly $445.3 Million in Liquid Fuels Payments, 16 Percent Increase from Previous Year

Pennsylvania's transportation plan, Act 89, will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to distribute nearly $445.3 million in ...


Feb 22, 2016, 12:38 ET PennDOT Study Outlines Significant Potential Savings for South Central Pa. Transit Consolidation

A recently completed Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) study has found that Adams, York, Cumberland, Perry, Franklin, Dauphin and...


Feb 15, 2016, 09:57 ET Public Urged to Monitor Forecasts, Prepare for Changing Roadway Conditions

With winter weather expected to impact the entire state through Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today advised...


Feb 10, 2016, 10:31 ET Pennsylvania's Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement

At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated...


Feb 08, 2016, 11:21 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day

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


Jan 27, 2016, 04:18 ET Pennsylvania Hours of Service Waiver Extends Maximum Driving Time for Motor Carriers Transporting Fuels

Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards has signed an hours of service waiver to extend the maximum driving time to 14 hours for motor carriers...


Jan 24, 2016, 09:35 ET PennDOT Driver License, Photo Center And Services At Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg and One Site In Northampton County Closed Monday Because of Weekend Storm

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the Driver License, Photo Center and full-service center in Harrisburg...


Jan 24, 2016, 03:52 ET PennDOT Crews Continue Storm Clean Up

PennDOT crews continue to clear snow in the Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and the central and southern regions of Pennsylvania in the wake of the...


Jan 23, 2016, 10:48 ET Certain PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed Because of Expected Heavy Snows on Saturday Across Sections of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Driver License and Photo Centers in 38 counties, including its...