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Limited Services Available at Additional PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers in Yellow Phase Counties

05/21/2020
he Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that beginning Friday, May 22, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Limited Services Available at Additional PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers in Yellow Phase Counties

05/15/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that beginning May 15, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

PennDOT Announces Highway Fatalities at New Low in 2019

05/14/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that statewide highway fatalities reached a new low in 2019, dropping to 1,059, the lowest since record keeping began in 1928 and 131 less than in 2018.

PennDOT To Use Existing Photos for Driver License and Identification Card Renewals

05/12/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that PennDOT will use existing photos on file for customers who renew their driver's license and identification card.

PennDOT Reopens Additional Roadside Rest Areas

05/11/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at three additional rest areas statewide.

Limited Services Available May 8 at Three PennDOT Driver License Centers in Yellow Phase Counties

05/08/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that beginning May 8, 2020, the first three Driver License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Limited Services Available at Additional PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers in Yellow Phase Counties

05/08/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that beginning May 9, 2020, additional Driver License and Photo License Centers in yellow phase counties will reopen, adhering to restrictions on work and social interaction set by Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner's Permits

05/01/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner's permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

PennDOT Construction Projects to Resume Beginning May 1

04/30/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf's plan for a phased-in reopening of public and private construction, PennDOT highway and bridge construction projects will resume beginning May 1.

PennDOT Reopens Additional Roadside Rest Areas

04/06/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at five additional rest areas statewide.

Work Continues on PennDOT Emergency and Critical Highway and Bridge Infrastructure Projects

03/31/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that 61 emergency and critical highway and bridge projects will be active statewide this week. While the normal highway and bridge construction program has paused as the commonwealth addresses COVID-19 response, urgent emergency work has continued to ensure a reliable transportation system as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to unfold.

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations and Other Products

03/27/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner's permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Postponed to October 2021

03/26/2020
Today the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration.

PennDOT Reopens Additional Rest Areas

03/24/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at 23 select rest areas across Pennsylvania to all motorists, including the 13 facilities in critical locations that were reopened March 18 with portable restrooms and handwashing facilities.

PennDOT Reopens Select Rest Areas for Truck Parking

03/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be reopening select rest areas across Pennsylvania for truck parking. PennDOT rest areas were closed at midnight Tuesday in response to Governor Tom Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

PennDOT Closes All Driver, Photo License Centers, Extends Expiration Dates and Suspends Construction in Response to COVID-19

03/16/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Tom Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

PennDOT Closes Driver, Photo License Centers in Dauphin County in Response to COVID-19

03/16/2020
Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Governor Wolf's guidance, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is closing all driver license and photo license centers in Dauphin County to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

PennDOT Implements Additional Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19

03/14/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

PennDOT Secretary Asks U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Extend October 1 REAL ID Deadline

03/13/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) sent a letter today to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking them to consider extending the October 1, 2020 REAL ID enforcement deadline.

PennDOT Closes Montgomery County Driver License Centers and Southeast PA District Office, Pauses Regional Issuance of REAL IDs

03/12/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

​PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce the Start of Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement

03/04/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced that enforcement of the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program begins next week. Today marks the end of a 60-day pre-enforcement period that was required by Act 86 of 2018, which established the AWZSE program.

Federal REAL ID Deadline Approaching for Pennsylvania Residents

03/03/2020
REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and photo ID cards have now been available to Pennsylvanians who want them for a full year, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reports that it is well on its way to meeting the projected demand for the federally-approved form of identification.

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

03/02/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $487.5 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day Holiday

02/10/2020
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, February 15, through Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents Day.

Public Comment Period for PennDOT's Draft Statewide Public Participation Plan Now Open

01/27/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that it will hold a 45-day public comment period on proposed updates to its Statewide Public Participation Plan, which will begin today, Monday, January 27 and conclude on Wednesday, March 11.

PennDOT, TSA Remind Pennsylvanians About REAL ID Enforcement

01/24/2020
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminded Pennsylvanians to upgrade their driver's license or identification card to a REAL ID-compliant version at an event at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Pennsylvania Lifts Commercial Vehicle and Speed Restrictions

01/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted all vehicle restrictions from Interstates 86 and 90 in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Announces Travel Restrictions Effective Noon Saturday

01/18/2020
Due to high winds combined with sleet and ice in northwestern Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is imposing restrictions on certain trucks and other vehicles on the entire length of Interstates 86 and 90.

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Announce the Start of Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pre-Enforcement Period

01/06/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced that the required 60-day pre-enforcement period for the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program has begun and will last until March 4, 2020. Pennsylvania's AWZSE program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits using electronic speed timing devices.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for New Year's Holiday

12/24/2019
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 Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in observance of the New Year's holiday. 
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