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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Juneteenth

06/11/2021
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 Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates for Apportioned Vehicle Registrations to June 16

06/03/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the expiration date for apportioned vehicle registrations for Pennsylvania residents that were set to expire between May 31, 2021 and June 16, 2021 are extended through June 16, 2021.

New Law Updates CDL Licensing Requirements

05/25/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that a recently enacted state law, Act 131 of 2020, extends the validity period of a commercial learner's permit and helps address the issue of human trafficking through severe penalties levied on commercial drivers or those who wish to obtain a commercial driver's license.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

05/24/2021
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, May 29, through Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.

PennDOT Innovations Challenge Winners Announced

05/20/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a team of students from Lower Moreland High School, Montgomery County are the winners of the fourth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge.

PennDOT, PSP Focus on Traffic Safety with 'Click It or Ticket' Mobilization

05/17/2021
With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are urging drivers to keep traffic safety top of mind when behind the wheel. The agencies will work with municipal police departments and other safety partners across the commonwealth to participate in the national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt education and enforcement initiative from May 17 through June 6, 2021.

PennDOT Encourages Public to Join Telephone Town Hall, Review Draft Transportation Funding Study

05/13/2021
As part of the ongoing public comment period for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study exploring sustainable transportation funding options, a telephone town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 6:00 PM EST.

Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 12 Airports

05/12/2021
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will invest $10 million in state grant funds benefitting 12 Pennsylvania airports.

PennDOT and PA State Police Remind Drivers and Motorcyclists to Share the Road Safely

05/05/2021
As both temperatures and motorcycle traffic on commonwealth roadways are on the rise, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) join agencies throughout the nation in recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

PennDOT Shares Draft Transportation Funding Study for Public Review, Comment

04/29/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is hosting an on-demand virtual public meeting and comment period for a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study exploring sustainable transportation funding options. The public meeting is accessible online at all hours of the day through June 1, 2021, at <a href="http://www.penndot.gov/funding">www.penndot.gov/funding</a>.

PennDOT Survey Seeks Pennsylvanians' Feedback on Automated Vehicles

04/28/2021
On behalf of Pennsylvania&#39;s Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV) Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the launch of a survey designed to gain an understanding of Pennsylvanians&#39; perceptions and knowledge of automated vehicles.

License, ID Card Holders Can Save Lives Through Organ Donation

04/21/2021
In conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation and Health are spreading the message that driver&#39;s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an organ donor.

PennDOT: 2020 Traffic Fatalities Second Lowest on Record

04/20/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that in 2020, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,129 from the record low of 1,059 in 2019. Last year was the second-lowest number of highway fatalities recorded and overall fatalities continue to trend downward.

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until April 30

04/07/2021
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 Customers Reminded to Use Caution When Renewing License, Registration Online

03/31/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reminds its customers to exercise caution while renewing their driver&#39;s license or vehicle registration online, and to make sure that they&#39;re on PennDOT&#39;s official Driver and Vehicle Services website, <a href="http://www.dmv.pa.gov">www.dmv.pa.gov</a>, for making these transactions.

PennDOT Commercial Product Extensions Expiring March 31

03/24/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportations (PennDOT) reminds Pennsylvanians that expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner&#39;s permits will end after the current extension expires for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. There are no plans to implement additional extensions at this time.

Pennsylvania Highlights Transportation Innovations Designed to Save Lives, Create Efficiencies

03/17/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the release of the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) 2020 STIC Year-End Report, which details innovation deployment successes that benefit the traveling public.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Winter Services

03/16/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public&#39;s feedback on winter services through an online survey found at <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDWinter2021">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDWinter2021</a>.

PennDOT Announces New Scenic Byway Designation for the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway

03/11/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway in Chester and Delaware counties has received a National Scenic Byways (NSB) Designation from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

PennDOT Invites Public Review, Comment on 2021 Transportation Performance Report

03/02/2021
Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state&#39;s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation, and accountability in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2021 Transportation Performance Report (TPR), viewable at TalkPATransportation.com.

Wolf Administration Announces Liquid Fuels Distribution to Municipalities for Local Roads and Bridges

03/01/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $452.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

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

02/22/2021
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 Announces 'Major Bridge P3 Initiative' Next Steps, Private-Sector Opportunities

02/18/2021
As part of its study to explore sustainable transportation funding methods and completing critical projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the bridges being considered for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, and the coming industry opportunities to participate.

PennDOT and PA Turnpike Plan Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Weather Thursday

02/17/2021
In response to winter weather throughout much of the state on Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are planning to implement travel restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways. Additional speed and vehicle restrictions on these and other interstates could be added depending on changing conditions. Motorists are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel if possible.

PennDOT and PA Turnpike Implement Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Weather

02/15/2021
In response to winter weather and the potential for icy conditions through much of the state today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) plan to implement restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways around the state. These restrictions will begin at 6:00 PM todayand remain in place until conditions warrant their removal. Additional speed and vehicle restrictions on these and other interstates could be added depending on changing conditions.

PennDOT and PA Turnpike Implement Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Storm

02/13/2021
In response to winter weather and icy conditions through much of the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are implementing restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways around the state, which will begin at noon today and remain in place until conditions warrant their removal. Motorists are urged to avoid travel if possible.

New Law Provides Free IDs for Pennsylvanians Experiencing Homelessness

02/11/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today said that Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness are now able to obtain a free initial photo ID or renewal a photo ID as a result of Act 131 of 2020, which Governor Tom Wolf signed into law in late 2020.

PennDOT Wins National TSMO Awards Focused on Improving Safety and Efficiency of Pennsylvania Roadways

02/10/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was recently recognized with two 2020 Annual Transportation Systems Management &amp; Operations (TSMO) awards presented by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

02/08/2021
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, February 13, through Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents Day.

PennDOT to Launch Workforce Development Pilot Program Providing Improved Access, Creating Jobs for Employers

02/04/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the start of a Workforce Development Pilot program in partnership with rabbittransit, Chester County Transportation Management Association (TMACC), and Urban Outfitters. The Workforce Development Pilot will begin on February 8.
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