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PennDOT Releases Transportation Equity Report, Highlights Efforts to Dismantle Systemic Racism and Inequity in Transportation

07/14/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian announced the release of the department's first Dismantling Systemic Racism and Inequities (DSRI) report, which evaluates PennDOT's diversity and inclusion efforts, better understanding structural racism in transportation, and evaluating programs and initiatives that could help support equitable transportation in Pennsylvania.

PennDOT Marks Coatesville Train Station Milestone, Advises Contractors of Bid Opportunity

07/13/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advised the public and contractors that the new Coatesville Train Station is being advertised for bid beginning today.

Wolf Administration Highlights Responsible Celebration Ahead of Independence Day Holiday Weekend

07/01/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner held a media event today at the Fort Hunter boat launch urging safe and responsible celebration ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

Application Open for 2021 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside of the Surface Block Grant

06/29/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the application site for the 2021 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Surface Block Grant Program is now open, and applications will be accepted through October 15.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Independence Day Holiday

06/29/2021
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, July 3, through Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

PennDOT Invites Private Industry to Submit Qualifications for Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership Initiative

06/28/2021
The state's Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to enter into a progressive public-private partnership (P3) with PennDOT to administer the Major Bridge P3 Initiative.

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.
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