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2014-07-14 16:20:29

Preservation-minded Individuals, Groups Sought to Maintain Bridge in New Location HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of General Services and Transportation are seeking buyers interested in purchasing and preserving the historic Pond Eddy Bridge in Pike County. According to DGS Secretary Sheri Phillips, her department is currently accepting letters of interest until Aug. 29, 2014 and bids until Sept. 5, 2014 from potential buyers...

2014-07-07 12:21:07

One Death, Reports of Intrusions Raise Concerns HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the June 1 death of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission worker in a work-zone crash and reports of public vehicles entering work zones or narrowly missing workers, PennDOT and the commission today called on drivers to use caution and obey laws in work zones. "There will be a lot of construction work this year because of our transportation plan, so PennDOT and other...

2014-07-02 12:20:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to make the Independence Day holiday travel safer through enforcement targeted at motorists impaired by drugs or alcohol. "Last year we saw Pennsylvanians make smarter decisions when it came to impaired driving over the Independence Day holiday, and I hope we continue to see that positive trend now," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "If you're...

2014-06-27 12:21:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT's pedestrian safety video for elementary school students, "Walk this Way," recently won bronze in the training and safety categories for the 2014 Telly Awards. "We take pride in our mission to make travel safer in Pennsylvania, and educating our children on safe behaviors is an important part of that mission," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "As we continue to reach out to our customers in new ways, we're...

2014-05-28 12:21:55

Auction Features More Than 230 Items HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips announced today that more than 230 items are currently up for public bid during the online PennDOT heavy equipment auction, which runs now through Tuesday, June 10, at 10 a.m. "With over 230 items available, this auction is a prime opportunity to get construction equipment at a good price," Secretary Phillips said. "Private contractors can now...

2014-05-19 12:21:39

"Border-to-Border" Initiative Emphasizing Zero Tolerance Across State Lines HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19 and runs through June 8. "Increased safety efforts, education and enforcement are helping to drive down the number of unbelted crashes and deaths, but there is still work to do," PennDOT Secretary Barry J....

2014-05-06 12:21:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In recognition of Governor Tom Corbett proclaiming May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today joined representatives of motorcycle riding and training communities, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), to kick off the awareness month. "Both motorcycle fatalities and crashes dropped last year from the year before and overall crash fatalities are at historic lows," Schoch said. "The...

2014-05-05 12:22:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People traveling through Pennsylvania can now get better traffic information before and during a trip with PennDOT's new, free 511PA mobile application. The application, available for iPhone and Android devices, provides hands-free and eyes-free travel alerts for the nearly 40,000 miles of road that PennDOT maintains, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and select New Jersey and West Virginia roadways. Users can also check the...

2014-04-16 12:22:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of PennDOT's efforts to update the state's Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state's first-ever Comprehensive Freight Movement plan. The plans will provide a strategic vision for investing in transportation assets to meet current and future demands. The plan's goals, objectives...

2014-04-10 16:20:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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