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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...

2014-03-26 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...

2014-02-12 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...

2014-01-02 12:20:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With possible winter storms forecast in the days and weeks ahead, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today explained that while crews will work around the clock as needed, roads will not be free of ice and snow while precipitation is falling. "PennDOT follows weather forecasts just like our customers do, but the bottom line is that weather is unpredictable and we need to be prepared for quick changes in weather and road...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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