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2014-09-10 12:21:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT announced today that streaming video from its more than 700 traffic cameras is now available on 511PA. PennDOT recently upgraded its 511PA website and mobile application to allow for the continuously streaming footage. Previously, the site and mobile application were limited to providing real-time conditions using still images that were refreshed every five seconds. "Our 511 system puts travel information at...

2014-09-05 16:20:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT announced today that county and local governments, as well as other organizations, can apply for 2015-16 funding for transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89. "We want to ensure the benefits of Act 89, Pennsylvania's far-reaching transportation plan, reach as many communities as possible," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. "The Multimodal Fund helps us make...

2014-08-27 16:21:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day. "Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it's against the law," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Although alcohol-related crashes have gradually decreased, drugged-driving crashes and...

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...

2014-05-19 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....

2014-05-05 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...

2014-04-08 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...


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