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Shapiro Administration Reminds Motorists about the Dangers of Flooding, Urges Never Drive through Flooded Roadways

At an event today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) urged motorists to never drive through flooded roadways.

Shapiro Administration Finalizes Agreement to Expand Western Pa. Passenger-Rail Access

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) finalized an agreement with Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) to expand passenger rail service on the Pennsylvanian Amtrak line in Western Pennsylvania. Thanks to this expansion, more Pennsylvanians will have access to modern, safe, reliable passenger rail that gets them where they need to go – connecting Pennsylvania communities and bringing jobs, economic development, and infrastructure investment along with it.

Shapiro Administration Announces Additional Federal Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Funding, Community Engagement Sessions

Conditional awards include locations on and near the PA Turnpike

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced additional conditional awards for Round 1 of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. These awards further the Shapiro Administration’s work to address climate change, grow the Commonwealth’s economy and ensure that the future of Pennsylvania transportation is on track to be cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable than ever before.

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall after intersections at 39 locations were replaced with 42 roundabouts.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police, Safety Partners Announce Free Car Seat Checks Ahead of National Child Passenger Safety Week

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 free car seat checks across the state as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) from September 17 through September 23. Additionally, Saturday, September 23 has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.”

Shapiro Administration Marks I-95 Reconstruction Milestone as Steel Beams are Set on the Southbound Lanes

At an event today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll was joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, and Rob Buckley, President of Buckley & Co. to commemorate the setting of the first beams for the permanent reconstruction of Interstate 95 in northeast Philadelphia. After a fire on June 11 caused the roadway to collapse, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Carroll led a coordinated state, local, and federal response to reopen the roadway safely and as quickly as possible, and efforts were ahead of schedule each step of the way to get traffic flowing on I-95 again. A temporary roadway with six lanes of traffic opened on June 23, only 12 days after the initial fire and collapse.

PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police, Safety Partners Urge Responsible, Designated Driving Ahead of Labor Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and safety partners gathered today to urge motorists to celebrate responsibly ahead of the Labor Day holiday.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Labor Day Holiday

PennDOT announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, September 2, 2023, through Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Shapiro Administration Modernizes Commercial Driver’s Skills Test, Addresses School Bus Driver Shortage

​​The Administration continues to work to improve customer experience, expand Pennsylvania's workforce, create opportunity and make Commonwealth services more accessible

PennDOT announced that a new, modernized commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test will be implemented at all PennDOT Driver License Centers that offer CDL skills tests and at all third-party CDL driving skill testers beginning August 28, 2023.

Shapiro Administration, U.S. Senator Casey, Federal Highway Administration, and Labor Partners Announce Federal Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Funding for 54 Projects in 35 Counties

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Andrew Rogers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the first round of conditional awards for federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding.

PennDOT Announces New 511PA Features Ahead of the Little League World Series

New features also include additional bridge information, human trafficking prevention

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced updates to the 511PA traveler information service including new features and real-time travel and alternate-route information for fans headed to the Little League World Series (LLWS).<br><br>

PennDOT Announces All Bucks County Roadways Reopened Ahead of Schedule After Flooding

Less than three weeks after significant flooding in Bucks County, all four state roadway sections that were closed due to severe weather and flash flooding on Saturday, July 15, are reopened ahead of schedule.

PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Seeking High School Students for Young Ambassadors Program

PennDOT and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful are inviting 10th -12th grade students to help keep Pennsylvania clean and beautiful through the Young Ambassadors of Pennsylvania program.

PennDOT Reopens Key State Roads in Bucks, Northampton Counties Weeks Ahead of Schedule

The Shapiro Administration continues to deliver for Pennsylvanians by reopening critical roads and bridges following damage repairs

Less than two weeks after roads were closed due to devastating flooding, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has reopened all state roads in Northampton County and Route 532, a key state road in Bucks County, weeks ahead of schedule.

Shapiro Administration, Transportation Stakeholders Discuss Transportation Investments, Highlight 2023 Progress

In just six months, 74 bridge projects have been completed – including the quick repair to I-95 in Philadelphia – and 1,200 miles of roadway were improved.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll was joined today by regional and transportation-industry leaders to discuss the importance of transportation investments and provide an update on progress the department and its industry partners have made on roads and bridges across the state.

Shapiro Administration Announces $28 Million in Funding Opportunities Through Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

Eligible projects include Safe Routes to School

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the application round for the 2023 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Surface Transportation Block Grant Program will open to project sponsors May 30, 2023. Approximately $28 million in statewide funds will be made available.

Shapiro Administration Reminds Pennsylvania Riders, Drivers to Practice Safety

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Today, The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police, and motorcycle safety advocates joined forces to promote and encourage the safe operation of all vehicles. Governor Josh Shapiro has proclaimed May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. As rising temperatures bring an increase in the number of motorcycles travelling on Pennsylvania roadways, the Shapiro Administration reminds drivers and motorcyclists to share the road, obey traffic laws and watch out for one another throughout the riding season.

Michael B. Carroll Confirmed as Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the Pennsylvania State Senate has confirmed Michael B. Carroll as the next Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary.

Shapiro Administration Announces Improved Online Experience at PennDOT, More Than 20 Commonly-Used Driver Licensing and Motor Vehicle Forms Can Now Be Submitted Online

In keeping with Governor Josh Shapiro’s commitment to serve Pennsylvanians more effectively and efficiently, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that over 20 driver licensing and motor vehicle forms are now available for electronic submission to provide faster and more efficient customer service to our residents. This announcement comes just one week after Governor Shapiro signed an Executive Order establishing the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA) to improve online services and make it easier for Pennsylvanians to connect with the vital resources provided by the Commonwealth.

Shapiro Administration, Public Transit Agencies, Advocates Underscore Transit’s Importance and Encourage Public to Leverage Services

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Public Transit Association (PPTA), rabbittransit, The Center for Independent Living of Central PA and the United Way of the Capitol Region today commemorated Rider Appreciation Days, a statewide initiative of PPTA and transit agencies across the state.

PennDOT Announces Traffic Fatalities, Crashes Decrease Statewide in 2022

Public safety is a top priority of the Shapiro Administration

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that in 2022, statewide traffic deaths decreased to 1,179 from 1,230 in 2021. Reportable crashes were also down in 2022, amounting to the second lowest on record since 1951.

PennDOT and The Dept. of Health Highlight how License and ID Card Holders Help Save Lives Through Organ Donation

Today, the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Health (DOH) joined forces to raise awareness about organ donation. Recognizing the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, PennDOT and DOH were joined by Pennsylvania organ donation organizations, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program to spread the message that driver’s license and identification card holders can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering as an organ donor.&nbsp;

PennDOT, PA Turnpike, PSP, Construction Industry Highlight National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) hosted an event today urging motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). The week, which runs April 17-21, is designated to encourage safe driving through work zones. The theme of this year’s NWZAW is “You play a role in work zone safety. Work with us.”

PennDOT Announces New License Plates to Help Grow and Sustain Plants and Pollinators

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that, thanks to recently passed legislation, vehicle owners will now be able to purchase a &#39;Pollinator&#39; license plate.

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Partnership Proposals Until April 30

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 Invites Pennsylvanians to Join the Conversation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that registration has opened for its upcoming 12-Year Program (TYP) update, which will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

PennDOT “Focus on Innovations” Publication Highlights Improved Safety, Efficiencies Created

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today released its Focus on Innovations publication, which highlights innovations recently piloted and implemented across the organization to develop more efficient processes and improve safety. In his budget address, Governor Shapiro highlighted his commitment to ensuring Pennsylvania is a leader in innovation and using commonsense solutions to address the most pressing issues facing Pennsylvania communities. The Focus on Innovations publication builds on the Governor’s commitment.

PennDOT Reminds Pennsylvanians of Free Motorcycle Safety Program Training Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds residents that free Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) training opportunities are available to motorcycle riders across the state. Prospective, experienced, and new Pennsylvania riders who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license can develop and refresh operator proficiency through these free trainings.

The Shapiro Administration Announces New Military Themed License Plates Now Available

Today, the Shapiro Administration announced new military themed license plates will be available throughout the Commonwealth. Recently passed legislation allows the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to now offer Pennsylvanians’ license plates honoring military members and their families. Two of these new plates - the Air Medal license plate and the Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans license plate - recognize veterans’ special contributions during their service.&nbsp;

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Winter Services

Statewide Online Survey Available Until April 6

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking the public’s feedback on winter services through an online survey.
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