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State Employees Honored with Governor’s Awards for Excellence for “Find My Ride Apply” Transportation Assistance Tool

05/20/2022
At a ceremony today, Governor Tom Wolf presented a group of employees from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Administration (OA) with the Governor's Awards for Excellence, in recognition of their efforts to develop Find My Ride (FMR) Apply, an easy-to-use online tool that allows individuals in most Pennsylvania counties to apply for transportation assistance programs.

PennDOT, Partners Tout Improvements, Safety, and Opportunities for Bicycle Use

05/20/2022
To mark May 20, 2022 as Bike to Work Day in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), rabbittransit and Commuter Services of PA held an event at the Middletown Train Station to highlight improvements and opportunities for cyclists in Pennsylvania.

State Employees Honored for Developing Pennsylvania's Litter Action Plan

05/19/2022
At a ceremony tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will present a group of employees from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with Governor's Awards for Excellence, in recognition of their efforts to develop the first-ever Pennsylvania Litter Action Plan.

Wolf Administration Reminds Riders, Drivers to Practice Safety

05/16/2022
With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles travelling on Pennsylvania roadways on the rise, the Wolf Administration today reminded drivers and motorcyclists to share the road, obey traffic laws and watch out for one another throughout the riding season.

PennDOT 'Innovations Challenge' Winners Announced

05/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that a team of students from Monroe Career and Technical Institute in Bartonsville, Monroe County has been selected as the statewide winner for the 2021-2022 Innovations Challenge.

PennDOT Announces 2021 Statewide Traffic Fatalities

05/11/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that in 2021, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,230 from 1,129 in 2020.

PennDOT Announces the Completion of the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

05/10/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to establish the priorities and critical transportation strategies to guide Pennsylvania's project investments.

Federal REAL ID Enforcement Begins May 3, 2023

05/02/2022
With the one-year countdown beginning today for the federal enforcement of REAL ID for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) and Philadelphia International Airport officials to remind Pennsylvania residents who want REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and photo ID cards and have not yet gotten one to gather the needed documents now to ensure they leave plenty of time to get their REAL ID before the federal enforcement date.

License, ID Card Holders Can Save Lives Through Organ Donation

04/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Pennsylvania organ donation organizations Donate Life PA, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program in spreading the message that driver's license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an organ donor.

Public Invited to Learn About Progress on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Electric Vehicle Charging

04/20/2022
As the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) continues developing its plans for electric-vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure investments from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the public is encouraged to learn about planning and funding for electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as submit questions during a webinar on Wednesday, April 27.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Winter Services

04/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public's feedback on winter services through an online survey.

Pennsylvania Highlights Transportation Innovations Designed to Save Lives, Create Efficiencies

04/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the release of the department's Focus on Innovations report, which showcases innovations recently developed and implemented across the organization.

PennDOT, PSP, PTC, Construction Industry Highlight National Work Zone Awareness Week

04/06/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), and Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) hosted an event today urging motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). The week, which runs April 11-15, is designated to highlight the critical importance of safe driving through work zones. The theme of this year's NWZAW is "Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down."

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until April 30

04/01/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) announced today that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30.

PennDOT Eliminates Truck Weight Class Stickers

03/18/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that in a continuing focus on modernization and streamlining processes as well as an added convenience to customers the use of weight class stickers has been eliminated, effective January 29, 2022.

PennDOT Selects Team for Major Bridge P3 Initiative

03/09/2022
PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian announced today that Bridging Pennsylvania Partners (BPP) was selected as the Apparent Best Value Proposer to administer the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative to repair or replace up to nine bridges across the state. The department and BPP will now enter into a pre-development agreement to finalize the design and packaging of the bridges to be built, financed, and maintained.

PennDOT, State Association of Township Supervisors Announce Municipal Funding, Discuss Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Local Road and Bridge Needs

03/01/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) today discussed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) as well as local-governments' road and bridge needs and investment options.

Planned Vehicle Restrictions Updated, New Roadways Added

02/24/2022
In response to changing forecasts related to expected winter weather and icy conditions across most of the state tonight, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is adjusting start times of planned implement vehicle restrictions on several Pennsylvania roadways and adding more roadways to the restrictions list. Additionally, restrictions will be added on part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Both PennDOT and the PA Turnpike advise motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas during the storm.

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Law Awareness Week, Urge Safe Driving

02/15/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) came together today with Penn State Health at their Life Lion Hangar to highlight driver safety laws and urge motorists to put safety first.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

02/14/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, February 19, through Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents Day.

PennDOT Invites Public to Participate in Safety Citizens Program

02/02/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites Pennsylvanians to participate in its Safety Citizens program, which encourages community members to answer traffic safety questions in original and creative ways.

Vehicle Restrictions Planned for Part of Interstate 80

01/24/2022
Ahead of winter weather throughout western Pennsylvania today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is planning to implement vehicle restrictions on part of Interstate 80 starting at 3:00 PM today. Additionally, PennDOT advises motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas during the storm.

PennDOT Reminds Pennsylvanians of the Availability of Online Services as a Convenient Option for Residents

01/19/2022
PennDOT reminds Pennsylvania residents that they have an abundance of convenient transaction choices they can take advantage of from the comfort of their own homes by utilizing online options to fulfill their driver licensing and motor vehicle needs.

Wolf Administration, Federal, Local Officials to Celebrate New Middletown Train Station

01/18/2022
Local and elected representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Middletown area, transportation providers and Amtrak today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the recently opened Middletown train station.

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Issue Updates to Planned Vehicle Restrictions in Advance of Winter Weather

01/16/2022
In anticipation of winter weather beginning later today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are adjusting planned vehicle restrictions that were announced yesterday. Highlighted information indicates a change from the January 14 announcement. Additional speed and vehicle restrictions on these and other interstates could be added depending on changing conditions.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

01/11/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, January 15, through Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Vehicle Restrictions Anticipated, Motorists Urged to Avoid Unnecessary Travel in Coming Weather Event

01/08/2022
Ahead of frozen precipitation and potentially icy roadway conditions in most of the state tonight, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are advising motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. Additionally, the agencies anticipate implementing various speed and vehicle restrictions throughout the storm.

With Icing Potential in Upcoming Storm, Motorists Advised to Limit Travel, Watch for Changing Conditions

01/07/2022
In anticipation of frozen precipitation and potentially icy roadway conditions in many areas this weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising motorists to monitor weather forecasts and postpone unnecessary travel during the storm.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for New Year's Holiday

12/22/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, January 1, 2022, in observance of the New Year's holiday. Additionally, the Pittsburgh Driver License Centers and all services at the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021.

PennDOT Announces New 511PA Features: EV Charging Stations and Low-Bridge Locations, More Customizable Travel Alerts

12/13/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced updates to the 511PA traveler information service including new features and alert customization for passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle drivers. The department also shared brief videos outlining the features and how to use them.
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