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2013-03-15 12:21:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two students from across the state have been selected as division winners in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's aviation art contest. The contest theme was "50 Years of American Space Flight." "I'm always impressed to see how students show the world of flight through their eyes with such skill and creativity in this contest," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "With more than 300 total submissions, the...

2013-03-01 16:21:48

Emphasizes Need for Additional Investment HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced Pennsylvania's first-ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state's efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment. The report, a combined effort of the State Transportation Commission (STC), the State Transportation Advisory Committee...

2013-02-14 12:21:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $10 million state investment will fund important projects at 10 airports across Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett said today. "As I outlined in my transportation proposal, a multi-modal transportation system is essential to sustaining and growing our economy," Corbett said. "These investments will enhance safety and improve facilities to ensure that regional needs are met while supporting jobs and the local...

2013-02-13 16:20:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of tomorrow's recognition as National Donor Day, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced a new initiative at several driver's license centers across Pennsylvania educating Pennsylvanians on organ and tissue donation. Video monitors are installed or being installed at 20 driver's license centers featuring a video with the facts and benefits of organ and tissue donation. The video was produced by...

2013-02-11 12:20:38

PennDOT Crews, Equipment Clearing Roads in Connecticut, Turnpike Crews on Standby HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that following a request for assistance from the state of Connecticut, he quickly directed PennDOT to mobilize crews and equipment to help citizens of that state recover from one of the worst blizzards in recent memory. "Our neighbors in Connecticut are struggling with closed roads, power outages and dwindling...

2013-02-05 16:21:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition expressed positive reactions toward Gov. Tom Corbett's transportation funding initiative. "Governor Corbett's proposal represents a major step toward addressing Pennsylvania's transportation funding needs in a comprehensive way," said George Wolff, the coalition's founder. "That's what brought this diverse group together, and we'll continue to work in support of this important...

2013-02-05 12:21:06

Plan Would Cut Flat Tax on Gas at the Pump by 17 Percent Over 2 years HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced his plan to inject nearly $2 billion of additional funding into Pennsylvania's transportation system. This investment in Pennsylvania's future increases public safety, drives commerce, creates jobs and provides reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to our future generations....

2013-01-16 12:21:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the ninth consecutive year, PennDOT has been presented with the national Partner Award for its continued support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Department of Transportation Partner Award recognizes states for their support of litter-cleanup programs and emphasizes the importance of anti-litter programs through public/private partnerships....

2013-01-09 16:20:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board today approved a project soliciting private sector proposals to manage and operate PennDOT's 511 system, 511PA, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Roadway Information Program (TRIP). In operation since 2009, 511PA provides traffic-delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 670 traffic cameras. The...

2012-11-19 16:20:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the winter and holiday travel seasons approach, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has 5,400 operators and more than 2,250 trucks ready for winter weather, and encouraged motorists to join in preparations for the season. "PennDOT's primary goal during winter weather is keeping our nearly 40,000 miles of roadway passable, which means they won't necessarily be free of ice and snow during storms,"...