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Wolf Administration Offers Resources for Older Driver Safety

12/06/2019
With nearly a quarter of Pennsylvania's licensed drivers 65 years of age or older, today the Wolf Administration hosted an event at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg to highlight the unique challenges faced by older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, which is observed December 2-6.

PennDOT Announces Bridge Naming Effort to Honor Fallen Employees

12/05/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a statewide effort today to memorialize fallen employees with bridge dedications.

PennDOT P3 Board Approves I-81 Project to Address Safety and Mobility Needs

12/04/2019
The PennDOT Public-Private Transportation Partnerships (P3) Board today approved a proposed P3 project to reconstruct a 4.5-mile section of I-81 near Wilkes-Barre.

Pennsylvania Removes All Commercial Vehicle Restrictions

12/02/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted all commercial vehicle restrictions from all Pennsylvania interstates.

Pennsylvania Removes More Travel Restrictions

12/02/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted temporary restrictions on sections of Interstate 81, 84, 280 and State Route 33.

Pennsylvania Removes Selected Travel Restrictions, Others Remain in Place

12/02/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have lifted the temporary restriction on certain vehicles on a portion of Interstate 78 and US 22 and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike.

Pennsylvania Implements Travel Restrictions

12/02/2019
In response to current weather conditions and a full commercial vehicle ban on Interstate 78 and 80 in New Jersey, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will be implementing restrictions on certain trucks and other vehicles and limiting speed limits, effective 6:00 AM December 2, 2019.

Pennsylvania Announces Updated Travel Restrictions

12/01/2019
With snow anticipated to fall at rates of an inch per hour in northeastern Pennsylvania and in response to a full commercial vehicle ban on Interstate 78 and 80 in New Jersey, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are imposing restrictions on certain trucks and other vehicles and limiting speed limits.

Pennsylvania Announces Travel Restrictions in Advance of Winter Storm Forecast

12/01/2019
With snow anticipated to fall at rates of an inch per hour in northern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are imposing restrictions on certain trucks and other vehicles and limiting speed limits.

PennDOT Provides Resources, Taking Steps for Safe and Efficient Thanksgiving Travel

11/25/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today outlined steps they are taking and highlighted tools available to drivers to make travel as safe and efficient as possible for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

11/21/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 28, through Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

PennDOT, TSA: Final Holiday Travel Season Before Federal REAL ID Enforcement

11/18/2019
At an event at the Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA), reminded Pennsylvanians who want to continue using their driver's license or photo ID card as identification to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility to upgrade it to a REAL ID-compliant version before federal enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins on October 1, 2020.

Wolf Administration Reminds High School Students to Enter "Innovations Challenge"

11/13/2019
With the December 20 entry deadline rapidly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) remind students in grades 9-12 to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The Innovations Challenge encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.

Wolf Administration Stresses School Bus Safety, Announces Results of Enforcement Initiative

11/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined today by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Susquenita School District transportation partners to reinforce the importance of school transportation safety and highlight the potential school transportation challenges posed by changing daylight conditions.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

11/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. 

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce Implementation of Statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot

10/30/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot program to reduce work zone speeds, change driver behavior, and improve work zone safety for workers and motorists.

Wolf Administration Honors Students, School Bus Drivers at Pennsylvania Safety Awards Ceremony

10/23/2019
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers joined Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to honor twelve students for communicating important school bus safety messages, and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.

Wolf Administration Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Teens on Safe Driving

10/21/2019
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Department of Education and local safety advocates held a face-to-face forum at Northeastern High School in Manchester today, sharing their collective knowledge with students to kick off Teen Driver Safety Week in Pennsylvania.

PennDOT, Federal Transit Administration Celebrate the Opening of New Mount Joy Train Station

10/21/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Executive Deputy Secretary Yassmin Gramian and Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Jennie Granger today joined Federal Transit Administration Region 3 Administrator Terry Garcia Crews, as well as state and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the reopening the Mount Joy Train Station.

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until October 31

10/11/2019
The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) announced today that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through October 31.

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

10/10/2019
With the winter season approaching, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) CEO Mark Compton, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield held an event today at PEMA to outline the commonwealth's plans for winter services, highlighting the tools the public can use to successfully prepare for the season.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Columbus Day Holiday

10/07/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, October 12, through Monday, October 14, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

PennDOT Reminds Customers of October 2020 Federal Enforcement Deadline for REAL ID

10/01/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that in exactly one year, on October 1, 2020, federal enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin at airports and secure federal facilities nationwide.

Pennsylvania Receives Funding to Assist Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems in Work Zones

09/19/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it has been awarded an $8.4 million United States Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS) into work zones. The project's goal is to develop a consistent approach to allow for automated vehicles (AVs) to safely operate in work zones and is the first of its kind in the country.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Construction, Maintenance Services

09/16/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through October 22 at <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/penndotroadwork">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/penndotroadwork</a>.

PennDOT Data Shows Pennsylvania Roundabouts Reducing Fatalities, Injuries, and Crashes

09/16/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall at 19 roundabouts at 16 locations after they were built.&nbsp;

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Transportation Improvement Projects to Enhance Mobility Statewide

09/09/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that applications will be accepted to fund improvement projects that will enhance Pennsylvania roadways, bridges, transit facilities, park and ride facilities, sidewalk, crosswalk safety improvements, bicycle lanes and route designations under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through November 8, 2019.

PennDOT Transportation Planning Initiative Named Finalist in America's Transportation Awards

08/28/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was named as one of the Top 12 projects nationwide in the America&#39;s Transportation Awards competition for its &quot;PennDOT Connects&quot; transportation planning initiative, that engages community stakeholders, planning organizations, and local governments to help ensure that community needs are understood at each phase of a transportation project&#39;s planning process.

PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Labor Day, Penn State Football Travel Planning

08/27/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists to visit the &quot;Historic Holiday Traffic&quot; page at <a href="http://www.511PA.com">www.511PA.com</a>&nbsp;to plan optimal travel times on major roadways across the state this Labor Day weekend.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

08/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, August 31, through Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
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