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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...

2014-02-25 12:21:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that 33 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain more than 43,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved today for funding from three PennDOT-managed programs. "Pennsylvania has more operating railroads than any other state, and investing in our rail freight network keeps these invaluable assets in prime position to generate economic growth and jobs,'' Corbett said. "Improving rail...

2014-02-12 20:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT announced today that five teams have submitted statements of qualification for the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, an innovative Public Private Partnership (P3) aimed at reducing the state's number of structurally deficient bridges. Through the project, at least 500 bridges of similar design would be replaced under one contract. Cost savings are anticipated since the same basic design and construction standards...

2014-02-06 16:20:27

Incidents and Construction Now Available For All State Roads HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 511PA traveler information system is now providing motorists with better access to traffic information with a new and improved website, www.511PA.com, as well as improved phone and personal-alert systems. The redesigned website, which works on both computers and mobile devices, provides free, 24-hour travel information for thousands of miles of state...

2014-02-06 16:20:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania's new transportation plan will allow PennDOT to distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges. The allocation is $25.1 million more than the 2013 figure, roughly an 8 percent increase. "This investment helps our towns meet the tough challenge of maintaining municipality-owned roads and...

2014-01-28 16:20:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has extended the temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. "Winter shows no signs of easing its barrage of bitterly cold weather, and we are extending the waiver to prevent any possibility of people being left without deliveries of fuel," said...


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