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2013-06-27 16:20:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement in response to the House Transportation Committee voting an amendment to Senate Bill 1 out of committee: "Today's vote shows that the legislature understands transportation's importance to Pennsylvania's safety and economy. "I want to thank Chairman Hess and Chairman McGeehan for sponsoring this amendment, as well as other representatives from both parties for their...

2013-06-21 16:20:41

Transportation Funding Plan Needed to Advance Projects HARRISBURG, Pa., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today unveiled a new website, www.DOTDecade.pa.gov, that illustrates where and how additional transportation funding would be invested across Pennsylvania if a long-term funding solution is put into place. The Decade of Investment website shows projects that could be funded over the next decade through three scenarios - no additional...

2013-06-07 12:20:40

PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the critical link between public safety and transportation funding, and called for action on additional transportation investment during an event under the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh. The event was held under the 85-year-old Liberty Bridge. The bridge, which carries nearly 36,000 vehicles each day, is structurally deficient and was very close to being weight-restricted two years ago prior to...

2013-05-30 16:20:40

LEMOYNE, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the link between public safety and transportation funding, and called for action on additional transportation investment during an event at the Interstate 83/Route 581 Interchange in Cumberland County. The event was held near the newly completed Lowther Street bridge that will allow I-83 to be widened and remove the existing single-lane bottleneck at the interchange. Though work will begin this year...

2013-05-21 12:21:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced that over the next several months, crews will paint more than 120,000 miles of traffic lines that will help guide motorists on state roadways. When temperatures warmed to 50 degrees and above, PennDOT's 21 paint crews as well as contract painters began the mammoth task of applying approximately 700,000 gallons of white paint and 1 million gallons of yellow paint - enough to fill 435, 4-foot deep, 12-foot...

2013-05-20 12:20:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced its new YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PennsylvaniaDOT, to expand its public outreach on safety and education initiatives, as well as department operations. "Our YouTube channel is our next step in communicating with our customers in more personal, interactive ways," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "The channel is a great way to provide important information to a universal audience. I encourage people...

2013-04-16 12:20:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration Bradley L. Mallory today joined local farmers and officials from the state Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) to highlight Rural Roads Safety Week, which runs through April 19. The event was held at the Furnace Hill Farm in Lebanon to educate motorists about the importance of driving safely around farm equipment on rural...

2013-04-15 16:20:17

Young Drivers Encouraged to 'Just Drive: Work Zone Smart' CARLISLE, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Administration Bradley L. Mallory today joined school officials and students at Carlisle High School to unveil a new video called "Just Drive: Work Zone Smart," PennDOT's latest effort to encourage work zone safety. National Work Zone Awareness Week runs April 15 through April 19....

2013-04-11 12:21:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced that efforts to better manage staff vehicle usage has resulted in a 30 percent reduction in staff-assigned vehicles and $4 million in savings on mileage reimbursements. By focusing its vehicle assignments to those employees who regularly log the highest number of business-related miles each year PennDOT has been able to substantially decrease employee mileage reimbursements. Overall, the department has reduced...

2013-04-01 12:20:49

Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways Decrease HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There were 1,310 people killed in crashes on Pennsylvania roads last year, the third-lowest number on record and 24 more than in 2011. Areas of highway safety, toughened by laws Governor Tom Corbett has signed, also saw reductions in fatalities and crashes. PennDOT data from police reports also shows that there were 124,062 crashes on Pennsylvania roadways in 2012, a decrease from...