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Wolf Administration Highlights Holiday Travel Safety

Motorists are Encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by Checking 511PA Before Holiday Travel

11/21/2022
With the busy holiday driving period just around the corner, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission came together at the PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in Harrisburg to remind drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

11/18/2022
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 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wolf Administration Reminds Drivers of the Threat of Snow Squalls

11/14/2022
The Wolf Administration, along with the National Weather Service (NWS), is reminding drivers of the threat that snow squalls can pose during the winter months and advised them to observe warnings related to these dangerous weather hazards during Snow Squall Awareness Week, November 14 – 18.

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Exercise Caution During Tropical Storm Nicole

Heavy rains expected across PA tomorrow into Saturday

11/10/2022
With heavy widespread rainfall anticipated across the state Friday and overnight into Saturday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) reminds Pennsylvanians to exercise caution during periods of heavy rain.

Gov. Wolf Highlights Significant Infrastructure Investments in First Year of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

11/10/2022
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today shared examples of how the first year of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021 – is supporting transportation in Pennsylvania communities.

Wolf Administration, Safety Partners Stress Safe Driving Around School Buses, Announce Results of Operation Safe Stop 2022

11/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined today by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Newbery Township Police, and West Shore School District transportation partners to reinforce the importance of school transportation safety and highlight the potential school transportation challenges posed by changing daylight conditions. The results of Operation Safe Stop, an annual school bus enforcement and education initiative that was held on October 19 this year, were also announced.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

11/04/2022
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 Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day.

Wolf Administration: Tools Available Online to Help Student Drivers Learn Safely

11/03/2022
The Pennsylvania Departments of Education (PDE) and Transportation (PennDOT) last week reminded parents and caregivers that state resources are available to help keep students safe as they learn to drive. Parents are encouraged to utilize available state resources on both agency websites before they consider enrolling their children in private driving training schools (PDTS).

PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Name Students Chosen for New Young Ambassadors Program

10/24/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) today announced the slate of Young Ambassadors of Pennsylvania for 2022-2023. The new-to-Pennsylvania program seeks to build community stewards and civic leaders by inspiring, engaging, and empowering young Pennsylvanians to not only keep their communities clean and beautiful but also become ambassadors in their community for a shared vision of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania.

Governor Wolf, President Biden Visit Fern Hollow Bridge, Emphasize Importance of Infrastructure Funding

10/20/2022
Governor Tom Wolf joined President Biden at the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh today to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on Pennsylvania's transportation network.

Wolf Administration Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Teens on Safe Driving

10/19/2022
During a face-to-face forum at Red Land High School in Lewisberry today, representatives from the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Education and Pennsylvania State Police, as well as local education and law enforcement representatives shared their collective driver safety knowledge with students from Red Land and Cedar Cliff high schools.

PennDOT Announces ‘Innovations Challenge’ Contest for High School Students

10/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that students are invited to participate in the sixth 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. The Innovations Challenge is open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of their school's learning model.

Wolf Administration Honors Students at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

10/13/2022
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Director of the Bureau of Driver Licensing Kara Templeton joined the Pennsylvania State Police and school bus safety advocates to honor nine students for communicating important school bus safety messages through their submissions to this year's School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

PennDOT Invites Businesses to Prepare for NEVI Grant Program, Join Informational Webinar

10/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that resources are now available to help businesses and organizations to prepare in advance of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement, which is anticipated for late December/early January.

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness, and Winter Employment Opportunities

10/11/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Acting Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration Mike Keiser and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) Chief Operating Officer Craig Shuey today held a media briefing to outline plans for winter services, highlight job opportunities, and discuss how the public can prepare for the season.

DEP and Partners Join in Litter Cleanup in Luzerne, Call on All Pennsylvanians to Help “Pick Up Pennsylvania” This Fall

10/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) partnered with local leaders in Luzerne Borough in a litter cleanup on Toby Creek today and called on all Pennsylvanians to join in the "Pick Up Pennsylvania" statewide fall campaign to clean up streams, rivers, and lakes in their community.

Wolf Administration Urges Responsible, Safe Driving

10/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) encourage all Pennsylvania motorists to take responsibility for safety on our roadways and help "Put the Brakes on Fatalities."

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until October 31

10/05/2022
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.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Columbus Day Holiday

10/04/2022
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 8, through Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Columbus Day.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Construction, Maintenance Services

09/23/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through October 14.

PennDOT Reminds Customers of Updates to Identification Products and REAL ID Deadline

09/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds Pennsylvania residents that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its driver license and identification card products and urges residents who are renewing their products to decide if they will need a REAL ID before the federal enforcement deadline of May 3, 2023.

‘Pathways to PennDOT’ Conference Seeks to Connect Diverse Businesses with Transportation Projects

09/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it will host a one-day conference, Pathways to PennDOT, designed to connect small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) with potential contracting opportunities at the department.

PennDOT Invites Public to Comment on 2045 Freight Movement Plan

09/21/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on a revised draft of the agency's 2045 Freight Movement Plan (FMP) during a 15-day public comment period from September 21 through October 5, 2022.

I-579 Cap Project Named America’s Transportation Awards Finalist for Reconnecting Pittsburgh Communities

09/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that its I-579 Cap Urban Connector project is among the Top 12 finalists in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' 2022 America's Transportation Awards competition.

PennDOT Data Shows Pennsylvania Roundabouts Reducing Fatalities, Injuries, and Crashes

09/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall after intersections at 33 locations were replaced with 36 roundabouts.

PennDOT Resumes Environmental Reviews for Bridge Replacement Projects

09/15/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has resumed planning work and federal environmental reviews for six bridge replacement projects proposed as part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (MBP3).

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Transportation Improvement Project Funding

09/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that applications will be accepted through November 14, 2022 to fund transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF).

PennDOT phases in newly-designed driver licenses, identification cards

09/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its driver license and identification card products.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania DUI Association Urge Responsible, Designated Driving Ahead of Labor Day Holiday

08/30/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Pennsylvania DUI Association gathered today to urge motorists to celebrate responsibly ahead of the Labor Day holiday.
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