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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

02/10/2020
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, February 15, through Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents Day.

Public Comment Period for PennDOT's Draft Statewide Public Participation Plan Now Open

01/27/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that it will hold a 45-day public comment period on proposed updates to its Statewide Public Participation Plan, which will begin today, Monday, January 27 and conclude on Wednesday, March 11.

PennDOT, TSA Remind Pennsylvanians About REAL ID Enforcement

01/24/2020
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminded Pennsylvanians to upgrade their driver's license or identification card to a REAL ID-compliant version at an event at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Pennsylvania Lifts Commercial Vehicle and Speed Restrictions

01/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted all vehicle restrictions from Interstates 86 and 90 in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Announces Travel Restrictions Effective Noon Saturday

01/18/2020
Due to high winds combined with sleet and ice in northwestern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is imposing restrictions on certain trucks and other vehicles on the entire length of Interstates 86 and 90.

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce the Start of Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pre-Enforcement Period

01/06/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced that the required 60-day pre-enforcement period for the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program has begun and will last until March 4, 2020. Pennsylvania's AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits using electronic speed timing devices.

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

12/24/2019
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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in observance of the New Year's holiday. 

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Christmas Holiday

12/18/2019
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 Wednesday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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.
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