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

09/22/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall at 26 roundabouts at 23 locations in the time since they were built, according to department data.

PennDOT Announces Public Comment Period for Long-Range Transportation Plan and Freight Movement Plan

09/21/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the launch of a Public Comment Period for the draft 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Freight Movement Plan (FMP). The plans are available for review through October 19, 2021. The LRTP sets an overall strategic direction for Pennsylvania's transportation system for twenty years and the FMP reviews current and future trends in freight transportation to improve multimodal freight movement for five years.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police Highlight National Child Passenger Safety Week, Urge Seat Checks

09/16/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project (PA TIPP) are encouraging drivers to take advantage of safety seat check resources across the state as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) from September 19 through September 25. Additionally, Saturday, September 25 has been designated as "National Seat Check Saturday."

PennDOT Accepting Applications For 2022-23 Improvements Under Multimodal Transportation Fund

09/10/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that applications will be accepted to fund new transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through November 5, 2021.

PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Penn State Football Travel Planning

09/09/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists traveling to Penn State home football games this season to plan their trip using the real-time travel information available online at <a href="http://www.511PA.com/psf">www.511PA.com/psf</a>.

PennDOT Receives Regional America's Transportation Award for Improving Mobility, Accessibility at Ohiopyle State Park

09/07/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that it was the recipient of a regional America&#39;s Transportation Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). PennDOT was recognized for its Ohiopyle Multimodal Gateway Project in the category of Community Development/Quality of Life for providing safer multimodal options around this popular state park.

PennDOT Lowers Speed Limit on Sections of Interstates 80 and 81 to 55 MPH

09/01/2021
In response to heavy rains resulting from the remnants Hurricane Ida, PennDOT has reduced speeds to 55 miles per hour on the following interstates: Interstate 80 between Interstate 99 and the New Jersey border; and Interstate 81 between Route 39 and Interstate 80.

PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Labor Day, Encourages Motorists to Plan Ahead for Safe Holiday Travel

09/01/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists to visit the &quot;Historic Holiday Traffic&quot; page at <a href="http://www.511PA.com">www.511PA.com</a>&nbsp;to plan optimal travel times on major roadways across the state this Labor Day weekend.

PennDOT's 'Innovations Challenge' Invites Students to Develop a Public Engagement Strategy for Transportation Planning, Project Development

08/31/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the fifth 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&#39;s learning model.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

08/31/2021
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, September 4, through Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.

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&#39;s first Dismantling Systemic Racism and Inequities (DSRI) report, which evaluates PennDOT&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &quot;Click It or Ticket&quot; 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.
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