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Shapiro Administration Reinforces EV Charger Network with Additional Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investment to Upgrade Existing Chargers

Proposal period will open July 2 and close August 14

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced program details for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVC-RAA) program. The program – created through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) -- will focus on repairin¬¬¬¬¬¬g and replacing broken or non-operational electric vehicle (EV) chargers to improve the reliability of existing EV charging infrastructure across the state.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day

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, May 25, 2024, through Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Shapiro Administration Highlights Tourism Impact, Invites Public to Join in National Travel and Tourism Week Activities at PennDOT Welcome Centers

Today, on the heels of Governor Shapiro launching Pennsylvania’s new tourism brand – the Great American Getaway – PennDOT announced its 14 Welcome Centers will host National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) from May 19-25. Around the state, tourism partners and counties will promote their businesses in-person to Welcome Center customers via static displays, giveaways and information tables. Partners include privately-owned Pennsylvania tourism attractions as well as state and national parks and museums. 

PennDOT Invites Applicants to the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Applications will be accepted until June 6

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the department is accepting letters of interest and resumes for voluntary positions on the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PPAC). PPAC advises and comments on all aspects of cycling and pedestrian program activities being undertaken or financially assisted by PennDOT and other agencies of state government. Applications are reviewed by PennDOT and ultimately subject to approval by the Governor.

PennDOT Announces 2024 ‘Innovations Challenge’ Statewide Winning Team

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that a team of students from Norwin High school in Irwin, Westmoreland County, has been selected as the statewide winner for the 2024 Innovations Challenge. Mentored by Thomas Harskowitch, a teacher at Norwin High School, team members included Troy Horvath and Noah Wilson.

Shapiro Administration Announces Additional Funding Opportunity for Electric Vehicle Charging

Proposal period opens May 13

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced program details for Round 1B of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding opportunity. The proposal period will open on May 13, and close on July 10 at 5:00 PM EDT. These opportunities 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, PA Turnpike, PSP, Construction Industry Highlight National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) gathered today at Soldier’s Grove to honor roadway workers and urge motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). The week, which runs April 15-19, is designated to highlight the critical importance of safe driving through work zones. The theme of this year’s NWZAW is “Work Zones are temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.”

PennDOT and Department of Health Encourage Pennsylvanians to Help Save Lives by Registering to Become an Organ Donor

Nearly 7,000 Pennsylvanians await organ transplants, each donor can save up to eight people

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Health (DOH), along with Pennsylvania organ donation organizations, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Gift of Life Donor Program, are encouraging all driver’s license and identification card holders to help save lives by registering to become an organ donor during National Donate Life Month in April. 

PennDOT Welcomes Proposals for Innovative Projects to Improve Transportation in Pennsylvania

Accepting proposals for Public-Private Partnerships 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. <br><br>

Shapiro Administration Announces $20 Million in Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced $20 million in investments for Round 1A of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. Pennsylvania was one of the first states to open a NEVI-funded charging station in December 2023, and the Shapiro Administration is moving efficiently to drive out federal funding and build critical transportation infrastructure ahead of other states. This funding represents another step in the Shapiro Administration&#39;s commitment to combatting climate change and providing Pennsylvanians with transportation options that are cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable.

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

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (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.

Shapiro Administration Shares Resources for Visitors, Motorists Ahead of April 8 Solar Eclipse

New traveler information page established to help visitors planning trips to northwest PA for unique viewing opportunity.

In advance of the solar eclipse that will darken skies across all of Pennsylvania on April 8, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are advising residents to plan ahead, especially those living in or traveling to the Northwest Region.

PennDOT Announces Update for Automated School Bus Enforcement

Updated when Gov. Shapiro signed SB 851, law now allows vehicle owners to contest liability virtually or in-person with a PennDOT Hearing Officer

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has published updated Program Guidelines for School Bus Side Stop Signal Arm Enforcement Systems to the PennDOT website, with further instructions for vendors on the hearing process, as well as other guidance and key reminders related to the program. Frequently Asked Questions and a list of PA Approved School Bus Side Stop Signal Arm Enforcement Systems can also be found online.

​ICYMI: What Leaders in Both Parties Are Saying About PennDOT's Ability to Get Stuff Done for All Pennsylvanians

This week, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll and PennDOT&#39;s executive team testified before the state House and Senate Appropriations Committees about Governor Shapiro&#39;s budget proposal. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised Secretary Carroll and PennDOT for its ongoing work to provide Pennsylvanians with a safe and reliable transportation network.

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce the Start of Work Zone Speed Safety Camera Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike), in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), today started enforcement of the statewide Work Zone Speed Safety Camera program. Previously referred to as Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement, the initial five-year pilot program was made permanent when Governor Josh Shapiro signed House Bill 1284 into law on December 14, 2023. Act 38 of 2023 reaffirmed Shapiro’s commitment to public safety and built on his promise to ensure every Pennsylvanian feels safe in their community, including on the roadways.

Shapiro Administration Invests $467 Million in Liquid Fuels Funds to Maintain Municipalities' Roadways

&nbsp;The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced its investment of $467.2 million in liquid fuels payments to help municipalities across the Commonwealth maintain their roads and bridges.
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