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2012-10-29 11:20:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, beginning at 12:30 p.m. today the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are expanding temporary speed limit reductions and some vehicle restrictions to eastern and south central Pa. roadways. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the...

2012-10-29 11:20:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are strongly urging motorists to avoid all unnecessary travel in eastern Pennsylvania including the area from Harrisburg north to the New York border, east to the New Jersey border and south to the Maryland border. PennDOT and the PTC are carefully monitoring forecasts and motorists need to be alert that discussions are currently under way to consider banning all travel with...

2012-10-29 07:21:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, beginning at 10 a.m. today the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will temporarily reduce the speed limit to 45 mph and restrict certain types of vehicles on some southeast Pa. roadways. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on...

2012-10-23 11:20:46

PennDOT and Dept. of Agriculture Selected by NASCIO; Office of Administration Runner-Up HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Department of Agriculture have been recognized for outstanding achievement in state government information technology by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The organization presented the awards during a ceremony last night at its annual conference. "The awards presented by NASCIO, along...

2012-10-17 15:20:22

Governor Tom Corbett Proclaims Oct. 22-26 School Bus Safety Week in PA HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve students and six school bus drivers from across the state were honored today for winning the 2012 School Bus Safety Poster Contest and the 2012 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition. The event, which took place at the Governor's Residence, was also held in recognition of Governor Tom Corbett's proclamation designating Oct. 22-26 as School...

2012-10-12 15:20:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, PennDOT announced that its Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs. Today, the department along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing its Driver Licensing center employees, announced that those centers will remain closed on...

2012-10-11 15:20:21

Celebrates Legislation Aimed at Keeping Teens Safe HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today proclaimed Oct. 14-20 as Teen Driver Safety Week, noting two significant pieces of legislation that he signed into law in the past year aimed at increasing safety for teens. Corbett's proclamation coincides with the safety week's national observance. In the past year, Corbett signed Act 81, which enhanced teen driver safety by strengthening the...

2012-10-02 10:21:50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the public who are in the market for heavy equipment or machinery may be able to find what they are looking for among the 161 items up for bid during the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, or PennDOT, Online Heavy Equipment Auction now underway and running through Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. "In these tougher economic times, the ability to purchase heavy equipment through an auction is an economic benefit," Department of...

2012-09-26 10:20:17

In the news release, Governor Corbett Ceremonially Signs Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act and Announces Board Appointments, issued 26-Sep-2012 by Pennsylvania Office of the Governor over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "Rep. Richard Geist (R-Blair)" rather than "Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland)" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Governor Corbett...

2012-09-26 10:20:11

Act Authorizes Public Private Transportation Initiatives in Pennsylvania NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett ceremonially signed a bill today that authorizes public private partnerships (P3) for transportation initiatives in the commonwealth. These partnerships have the potential to strengthen the infrastructure of Pennsylvania and create jobs for Pennsylvanians. Sponsored by Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland), H.B. 3, The Public...