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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,...

2014-04-08 12:20:59

2013 Number Lowest Since Recordkeeping Started in 1928 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today. "Though Pennsylvania has made significant progress in reducing highway crashes and deaths, our efforts to ensure that all travelers reach their destinations...

2014-04-07 12:23:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT announced today it is accepting applications for funding for transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89. PennDOT can make available $20 million in Fiscal Year 2014-15 to distribute to successful applicants. Eligible projects can cost between $100,000 and $3 million and they require a 30 percent match from local sources. PennDOT will evaluate the applications and...

2014-04-03 12:21:24

18,000 New Jobs Expected This Year HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state's transportation plan, Governor Tom Corbett today outlined more than 250 projects that will start work this year due to the state's new transportation plan. At least $2.1 billion will be invested into the state's highway and bridge network; about $600 million more than what would have been available without the...

2014-04-01 16:20:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by registering to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month in April. Nearly 46 percent of driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors - that's more than 4.5 million Pennsylvanians. More than 8,500 Pennsylvanians currently await organ...

2014-03-26 16:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that four teams will be invited to submit proposals for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative to replace at least 500 bridges across Pennsylvania. Replacing the similarly designed bridges through one contract will bring cost savings since the same basic design and construction standards will be used for multiple bridges. "This...

2014-03-05 12:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. The statewide cleanup is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners through which interested individuals and groups can create cleanup events. Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which...


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