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Wolf Administration Highlights Holiday Travel Safety

11/23/2021
With the busy holiday travel period just around the corner, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) came together outside of PTC's headquarters in Harrisburg to remind drivers of the importance of safe driving and consistent seat belt use.

DEP and PennDOT Seek Volunteers to "Pick Up Pennsylvania" to Benefit Streams, Rivers, and Lakes

11/10/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourage Pennsylvanians to volunteer for "Pick Up Pennsylvania," a statewide campaign of fall litter cleanups to benefit streams, rivers, and lakes, now through November 30. Volunteer groups who participate in the PennDOT Adopt-A-Highway program are also encouraged to participate.

PA Safety Partners Discuss Transportation Safety, Announce Results of Operation Safe Stop 2021

11/08/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined today by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Lower Allen 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.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

11/04/2021
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 Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Wolf Administration Continues Work to Address Bus Driver Shortage; Encourages Drivers to Apply

10/21/2021
PennDOT Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Dr. Noe Ortega today joined the Pennsylvania School Bus Association to encourage interested individuals to obtain Commercial Driver's License to address bus driver shortage in Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Teens on Safe Driving

10/19/2021
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), State Police, Department of Education and local education and law enforcement representatives held a face-to-face forum at Cedar Cliff High School in New Cumberland today, sharing their collective knowledge with students from Cedar Cliff and Red Land high schools to mark Teen Driver Safety Week in Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration Urges Motorists to Move Over, Slow Down ahead of 'National Move Over Awareness' Day

10/15/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding motorists to move over or slow down ahead of "National Move Over Awareness" Day. The day highlights the importance of safe driving through emergency response areas and is observed on the third Saturday of October each year.

PennDOT Receives Concurrence on Transportation Funding Study

10/14/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that it has finalized its PennDOT Pathways Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study after receiving concurrence from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). A PEL Study is a collaborative and integrated approach to transportation decision-making that considers several factors, including the environment, community and economic goals.

Wolf Administration Highlights Collaborative Pilot to Pave Roadway with Recycled Plastic

10/13/2021
Officials from the state Departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Environmental Protection (DEP), and General Services (DGS) today highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture.

PennDOT Multimodal Project Named Finalist for Improving Accessibility at Ohiopyle State Park

10/08/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that its Ohiopyle Multimodal Gateway Project is among the Top 12 finalists in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' 2021 America's Transportation Awards competition.

Pennsylvania Launches New Driver License Program, Expanding Eligibility to Improve Independence for Visually Impaired

10/06/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that visually-impaired Pennsylvania residents can now use bioptic telescope lenses to obtain a learner's permit and ultimately earn a driver's license.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Columbus Day Holiday

10/04/2021
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, October 9, through Monday, October 11, in observance of Columbus Day.

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

10/04/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Acting Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield, and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) COO Craig Shuey today held a media briefing to outline the commonwealth's plans for services in the coming winter season and discuss how the public can successfully prepare.

State Transportation, Agriculture Secretaries Discuss Progress and Needs on Lower-Traffic Roadways, Critical Link Between Industries

10/01/2021
The secretaries from the state Departments of Agriculture and Transportation (PennDOT) today highlighted their industries' link to each other and the state economy.

PennDOT Offers Virtual Networking Workshop for Diverse Businesses

09/28/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced their participation in a Supportive Services Statewide Networking Workshop presented by the PA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Center in partnership with the PA Diverse Business (DB) Supportive Services Center. The workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:20 PM.

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Construction, Maintenance Services

09/27/2021
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 26 at <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021PDConstruction">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021PDConstruction</a>.

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&#39;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 &quot;National Seat Check Saturday.&quot;

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.
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