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Wolf Administration's 'Innovations Challenge' Invites Students to Develop Technologies, Solutions to Combat Roadway Litter

08/22/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the third 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.

PennDOT Enhances 511PA to Assist Travelers to Little League World Series

08/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourages motorists traveling to the Little League World Series in Williamsport to plan their trip using the real-time travel and alternate-route information available online at <a href="http://www.511PA.com/LLWS">www.511PA.com/LLWS</a>.

PennDOT Opens Rail Freight Grant Application Period for 2019

08/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has opened the application period for the 2019 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), Secretary Leslie S. Richards said today.

Wolf Administration Highlights How Restore Pennsylvania Could Address Infrastructure Needs in Crawford County

08/05/2019
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration George McAuley and northwest region District 1 Executive Jim Foringer discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could improve infrastructure, including rural roadways in Crawford County.

Wolf Administration Highlights How Restore Pennsylvania Could Address Infrastructure Needs in Berks County

07/30/2019
Today, Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration George McAuley and French Creek State Park Manager James Wassell visited French Creek State Park to discuss how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could improve roadway and trail infrastructure in Berks County and beyond.

PennDOT Seeks Public Input on Highway Safety through Online Survey

07/23/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey found at <a href="http://www.PennDOT.gov/Safety">www.PennDOT.gov/Safety</a>.

PennDOT Provides Mid-Year Update on Road, Bridge Construction Progress

07/17/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced that hundreds of construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects have been issued this year.

PennDOT Wins Two Awards for Innovation in the America's Transportation Awards Competition

07/11/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) received two awards today in the regional America&#39;s Transportation Awards competition for an innovative transportation planning approach to a bridge replacement project in Philadelphia and bridge rehabilitation project in Pittsburgh.

PennDOT Marks 30-Year Anniversary of Adopt-A-Highway Program

07/09/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today marked the 30th Anniversary of their Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, where volunteers &quot;adopt&quot; a highway to collect litter. Started in 1990, the program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 100,000 volunteers, and over 10,000 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.

PennDOT Offers Holiday Travel Information for Independence Day Travel Planning

07/01/2019
With many Pennsylvanians expected to celebrate Independence Day with a getaway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists to &quot;Know Before You Go&quot; by checking the &quot;Holiday Travel Restrictions&quot; page at <a href="http://www.511PA.com">www.511PA.com</a>&nbsp;before planning their holiday travel.

PennDOT Announces 2018 Statewide Highway Fatalities

06/13/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that in 2018, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,190 from the record low of 1,137 in 2017. Last year was the third-lowest number of highway fatalities recorded and overall fatalities continue to trend downward.

PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Memorial Day Travel Planning

05/23/2019
With many Pennsylvanians expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists to use the &quot;Historic Holiday Traffic&quot; page at <a href="http://www.511PA.com">www.511PA.com</a>&nbsp;to plan their holiday travel.

Wolf Administration, State Officials Tout Cycling Improvements, Opportunities and Benefits in Pennsylvania

05/13/2019
To mark the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of planned improvements and opportunities for bicyclists during an event featuring a bike ride around Harrisburg by cabinet members and other state officials.

PSP, PennDOT Focus on Seat Belt Safety, Enforcement With 'Click It or Ticket' Mobilization

05/13/2019
With Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer travel season, less than two weeks away, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourage drivers to be safe on the roads. 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 enforcement and education initiative from May 13 through June 2, 2019.

Pennsylvania Highlights Innovations Designed to Save Lives, Time, and Money

04/22/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced that the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) detailed innovation deployment successes that benefit the travelling public in its 2018 STIC Year-End Report.

PennDOT Announces Statewide Innovations Challenge Winner

04/15/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that a team of students from North Allegheny Senior High School, has been selected as the statewide winner for its second Innovations Challenge.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Winter Services

04/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting winter services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through May 7 at <a href="http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PennDOTWinter">www.surveymonkey.com/r/PennDOTWinter</a>.

PennDOT Announces Next Steps in Public-Private Partnership Targeting Environmental Preservation

03/25/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced that three teams will be invited to submit proposals for a program to preserve 140 acres of PennDOT-owned land in Chalfont, Bucks County through a Public-Private Partnership (P3). The land will be transformed into a mitigation site capable of providing on-demand mitigation credits for PennDOT and private-development projects.

Wolf Administration Announces Increased Liquid Fuels Distribution to Municipalities for Local Roads and Bridges

03/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Review Updated Transportation Performance Report, Provide Feedback and Register for Online Public Meeting

03/11/2019
Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state&#39;s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation, and accountability by way of the 2019 Transportation Performance Report, viewable at <a href="http://www.TalkPATransportation.com">www.TalkPATransportation.com</a>.

REAL IDs Now Available to Pennsylvania Residents

03/05/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is proud to announce that optional REAL ID-compliant driver&#39;s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions Updated for Sunday Storm, Drivers Urged to Use Caution and Monitor Forecast

03/02/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike are encouraging motorists to monitor forecasts and also provided an update on vehicle restrictions expected to be in effect during a storm expected to impact the state on Sunday.

More Vehicle Restrictions Removed at 10:00 PM

02/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike have lifted additional vehicle restrictions that were imposed as part of the storm impacting much of the state.

Vehicle Restrictions Removed from Some Roadways at 6:30 PM, Motorists Urged to Monitor Weather Conditions

02/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike have lifted some of the vehicle restrictions that were imposed as part of the storm impacting much of the state.

PennDOT Driver License/Photo Centers in Several Counties Close Early Due to Weather

02/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, due to weather conditions, Driver License and Photo License Centers in the several counties will be closing at 1:15 PM today.

PennDOT Driver License/Photo Centers in Several Counties, Customer Call Center Closed Due to Weather

02/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, due to weather conditions, Driver License and Photo License Centers in the several counties will be closed today.

Vehicle Restrictions to be Imposed on Certain Roadways, Motorists Urged to Monitor Weather Conditions

02/19/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike are advising motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and conditions as a storm brings snow and ice statewide.

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Traffic Law Updates, Importance to Highway Safety

02/14/2019
To reinforce the importance of specific state laws, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Acting Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Robert Evanchick today urged drivers to review and obey driver safety laws that were recently updated and impact crash rates yearly.

Vehicle Restrictions Lifted from Several Roadways, Travelers Urged to Monitor Weather Conditions

02/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike have been monitoring roadway conditions, temperatures, and precipitation through today&#39;s storm and at 8:00 PM are lifting many vehicle restrictions that were imposed as part of the storm.

Some Vehicle Restrictions Lifted at 1:00 P.M. on Certain Roadways, Travelers Urged to Monitor Weather Conditions

02/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike are lifting some of the vehicle restrictions that were imposed as part of the storm impacting much of the state.
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