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

01/12/2021
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 16, through Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

PennDOT: New Law Will Improve Pennsylvanians' Ability to Obtain ID, Update CDL License Requirements

01/06/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today said that a new state law will provide opportunities that will give Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness the ability to be issued a free identification card and Pennsylvanians with visual impairments improved access to obtain a driver's license and will help improve roadway safety through updated commercial driver's license requirements.

Motorists Advised to Limit Travel, Watch for Changing Conditions During Upcoming Winter Storm

12/23/2020
In anticipation of winter storm conditions, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel during the storm and are anticipating that restrictions on trucks and other vehicles will be imposed on certain roadways around the state, and will remain in place until conditions warrant their removal.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers and Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center Closed for Christmas Holiday

12/21/2020
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 Friday, December 25, 2020, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

All Vehicle and Speed Restrictions Removed from PennDOT and PA Turnpike Roadways

12/17/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have lifted all vehicle and speed restrictions that had been previously enacted in response to yesterday's major winter storm.

PennDOT Extends Deadline for 'Innovations Challenge'

12/17/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the deadline for the fourth annual Innovations Challenge has been extended through Friday, January 15, 2021.

Many Driver License, Photo Centers and the Riverfront Office Center Will Have Delay Opening December 17 Due to Winter Weather Conditions

12/16/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that driver license and photo centers in many Pennsylvania counties and the Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg will have delayed openings on December 17 due to weather conditions.

PennDOT and PA Turnpike Will Phase in Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Storm

12/16/2020
In response to today's major winter storm, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will be implementing restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways around the state.

Motorists Advised to Limit Travel During Upcoming Winter Storm

12/15/2020
In preparation for a major winter storm event, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are advising motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel during the storm, and are anticipating that restrictions on trucks and other vehicles will be imposed on certain roadways around the state.

More than One Million Pennsylvanians Have Gotten A REAL ID

12/11/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has issued its one millionth REAL ID product, a major milestone in its work to issue REAL ID-compliant products to customers.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Commercial Driver Licenses, Commercial Learner's Permits

12/02/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner's permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

11/19/2020
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 Thursday, November 26, through Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

PennDOT Requests Public Feedback on Transportation Funding

11/18/2020
As part of its ongoing work to explore sustainable transportation options, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is requesting public feedback for the PennDOT Pathways Program. Information is accessible at <a href="http://www.penndot.gov/funding">www.penndot.gov/funding</a>&nbsp;and feedback will be accepted through December 17, 2020.

State Police, PennDOT Announce Annual 'Operation Safe Holiday' Enforcement

11/17/2020
With the holiday season just around the corner, while travel is not recommended in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind Pennsylvanians who must travel of the importance of safe driving and consistent seat belt use ahead of the long Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the holiday season.

PennDOT Reminds High School Students to Enter the 'Innovations Challenge' to Develop Solution to Ensure Adequate Transportation Funding for the Future

11/13/2020
With the December 18 deadline rapidly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds students in grades 9-12 regardless of their school&#39;s learning model to participate in the fourth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge, which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.

PennDOT Urges Caution in Work Zones

11/12/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is urging motorists to drive safely in work zones after three separate work zone intrusions resulted in motorists hitting a PennDOT crash truck.

Public-Private Partnership Board Approves Major Bridge Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program

11/12/2020
Pennsylvania’s Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board today approved a new transportation initiative that will help accelerate the reconstruction and rehabilitation of major bridges in partnership with the private sector.

PennDOT Announces Two Virtual Public Meetings to Review Draft Pennsylvania State Rail Plan

11/10/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites rail stakeholders and the public to provide input on the draft Pennsylvania State Rail Plan during two virtual public meetings on November 16 and 17.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day

11/04/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Support Automated Truck Platooning Demonstration

10/27/2020
The Smart Belt Coalition (SBC), a collaboration between transportation agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), as well as educational institutions in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio, conducted an automated truck platooning demonstration that began in Pittsburgh and ended in Michigan. The SBC partnered with Pittsburgh-based technology firm Locomation to complete the demonstration.

Wolf Administration Honors Students for Creative Safety Messages

10/22/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates, honored four students for communicating important school bus safety messages through their entries in the 2020 School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Columbus Day Holiday

10/06/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its Riverfront Office Center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, October 10, through Monday, October 12, in observance of Columbus Day.

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

10/05/2020
With the winter season approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is highlighting winter-service preparations and how the public should also get ready for the season.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Commercial Driver Licenses, Commercial Learner's Permits and Hazardous Materials Endorsements (HME)

10/01/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner&#39;s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

PennDOT Resumes Motorcycle Safety Training Courses

09/28/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) it is partnering with multiple vendors to resume motorcycle safety training classes for Pennsylvania residents through a statewide pilot program for the rest of the calendar year. Classes were put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic and are restarting with COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.

Governor Wolf Honors PennDOT Employees for Exemplary Service to the Commonwealth

09/28/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is proud to announce that several employees are recipients of the Governor&#39;s Awards for Excellence, presented annually for exemplary service to the commonwealth.

PennDOT Announces Achievements in the Realm of Highly Automated Vehicles

09/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced recent achievements reflecting leadership in the realm of Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) in Pennsylvania and the nation.

Wolf Administration Announces the Opening of Swiftwater CNG Transit Fueling Station

09/17/2020
Today, the Wolf Administration announced the formal opening of service at one of the 24 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations planned as part of a Public Private Partnership (P3). Officials from PennDOT, Trillium CNG, and Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) marked the start of fueling at the facility at 134 MCTA Drive in Swiftwater, Monroe County.

PennDOT Resumes Issuance of REAL ID

09/16/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has resumed issuing REAL IDs at reopened Driver License Centers offering driver license services throughout the state.

PennDOT Invites Public to Participate in New Safety Citizens Program

09/14/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites Pennsylvanians to participate in its new Safety Citizens program, which encourages community members to answer traffic safety questions in original and creative ways.
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