Wolf administration announces investments to improve 26 airports
Twenty-six airports will make infrastructure and equipment upgrades to maintain safety and expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities with the assistance of over $6 million in state investments, Gov. Tom Wolf announced.
3 days ago
I-83 study calls for $280 million to widen interstate, more
A comprehensive study of Interstate 83 dubbed the "I-83 Master Plan" is recommending widening the roadway to six lanes, creating new interchanges and more in anticipation of predicted progressively worse congestion.
5 days ago
Bus operators warn plan will cost state millions and lead to fare hikes
A move to merge management of the state’s busing services for Medicaid clients will cost the state millions and likely lead to increased fares and poorer service for riders, an analysis by the trade group representing Pennsylvania’s county transit agencies maintains.
6 days ago
Doing some holiday driving in Pennsylvania? This column won’t brighten your spirits.
The kicker here is that our infrastructure would be much better if our lawmakers were any better at budgeting, and following the law rather than maintaining a track record of raiding funds dedicated for road and bridges.
6 days ago
Port of Philadelphia plans to open new training center in the new year
The Port of Philadelphia plans to open a Regional Maritime Training Center in Southwest Philadelphia early in the new year. This is a first-of-its kind initiative, as there's never been formal training for the tractor trailer drivers, forklift and crane operators at the port. 
9 days ago
Driverless trucks to make work zones safer
Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation that allows the use of automated work zone vehicles by PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission.
9 days ago
Public-Private Partnership Board approves innovative bridge plan
The Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board recently approved a bridge bundling Adjusted Bid, Design-Build proposal to reconstruct 15 bridges along two interstates in Luzerne County.
12 days ago
PennDOT announces progress on bridge project
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said Saturday that the state’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is near completion, as most of the 558 poor-condition bridges listed for the public-private partnership have been completed.
12 days ago
Wolf sees bipartisan support for addressing Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hikes
“I think there's bipartisan support for actually taking a look at that, because I think we all recognize that's unsustainable,” Wolf said.
17 days ago
Police to disband in town where teen was killed as he fled
The town where an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by an officer is disbanding its police department, and Pennsylvania State Police will provide police services there starting this weekend.
18 days ago
Which PA counties see the most deadly vehicle crashes?
Here's a look at the crash statistics for each county in 2017, based on data provided by PennDOT.
19 days ago
With new law on books, Pennsylvania aims to be a vanguard of autonomous vehicle technology, officials say
Not content to bask in the glow of their legislative victory last month, supporters of self-driving vehicle technologies in Pennsylvania are already moving forward on their plans to make the state a hotbed for the still-embryonic industry.
19 days ago
What’s driving the increase in truck traffic?
According to PennDOT, northeastern Pennsylvania has more miles of interstate than any other region in the state, and those interstates can take trucks to a third of the U.S. population in a day's drive.
19 days ago
Route 219 officially opens for public use
After 16 years of planning and construction, a new section of Route 219 in Somerset County has opened for the public to use. The 11-mile stretch is four lanes, providing a safer and more efficient route for drivers between Somerset and Meyersdale. The route will also be connected to Route 68 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the future allowing economic growth to the Somerset and Meyersdale communities.
19 days ago
All Pa. Turnpike lanes to open for Thanksgiving travel
With the busiest six travel days of the year starting this week, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced all lanes of traffic will be open – barring emergencies – to accommodate the spike in motorists.
26 days ago
Pennsylvania's infrastructure gets C-minus, council says
The state earned a cumulative GPA of a C-minus on the 2018 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure .
26 days ago
Transportation lockboxes: The road funding policy that doesn't improve roads much
Voters in Connecticut approved a transportation "lockbox." But historically, they do little to address transportation funding problems.
4 weeks ago
Elections set up road funding battles in the states
Last week’s elections had enough good news to keep up the spirits of transportation advocates -- an effort to roll back a California gas tax hike failed, candidates promising to fix roads were elected as governors and dozens of local transportation ballot measures passed.
4 weeks ago
Under construction: PennDOT plans decade of work on Route 1
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is embarking on a major Route 1 reconstruction project that will see crews sharing the busy road with motorists from now through at least 2025 as they widen the road, replace bridges and more in an estimated, nearly $300 million overhaul of almost five miles between the Bucks County line in Bensalem to just past the Pine Street Bridge in Langhorne.
4 weeks ago
Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests on public roads
Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads. The company has filed an application with PennDOT to test in Pittsburgh, and it has issued a lengthy safety report pledging to put two human backup drivers in each vehicle and take a raft of other precautions to make the vehicles safe.
5 weeks ago
Trillium opens its fourth public CNG location in Indiana County
Trillium, along with PennDOT, celebrated the opening of the commonwealth’s newest compressed natural gas fueling station in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
5 weeks ago
PennDOT faces uphill battle in fixing local landslides
PennDOT is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to local landslides, and there is seemingly no easy solution moving forward.
6 weeks ago
A crisis in motion: America's transportation dilemma
Federal policy, and other factors, are disrupting efforts to improve transit and forcing urban planners to make tough choices.
6 weeks ago
Former Gov. Tom Corbett reflects on his administration's accomplishments at portrait unveiling
Transportation funding was among the accomplishments cited by former Gov. Tom Corbett as he returned to the state Capitol for the unveiling of his official portrait.
6 weeks ago
PennDOT continues transit subsidies without $112.5 million payment from turnpike
Despite not receiving a $112.5 million payment from the Pennsylvania Turnpike for second quarter in a row, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Thursday it will continue to support transit agencies across the state.
6 weeks ago
Gov. Wolf signs construction zone speed cameras bill
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill today which creates a five-year pilot project to place speed cameras in some highway construction zones. The bill is aimed at protecting highway construction workers from speeding motorists.
8 weeks ago
Addressing the Commonwealth's transportation needs
Pennsylvania's transportation secretary came to Luzerne County Thursday to talk about the status of the Commonwealth's transportation system.

Secretary Leslie Richards met with members of a group called "NEPA Moves."
8 weeks ago
I-99 road work nearing completion
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said on Thursday that work on a 3-mile stretch of Interstate 99 is expected to conclude by the night of Thursday, Oct. 25.
8 weeks ago
Rafferty Wins Transit Award
State Sen. John Rafferty Jr., the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been awarded the American Public Transportation Association’s 2018 State Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of the senator’s leadership in the passage of Act 89 of 2013.
8 weeks ago
PennDOT unveils latest I83 improvement project plans
PennDOT hosted an open house Thursday to reveal additional stages of its I-83 East Shore improvement plan.
8 weeks ago
First criminal charges over delinquent Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls filed in Allegheny County
The first criminal charges have been filed in Allegheny County by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission since announcing their efforts to collect delinquent tolls. The commission has been working with district attorneys across the commonwealth for over a year, going after those who owe the most first.
8 weeks ago
State to invest $2.7M in Erie Western PA Port Authority
The state plans to invest $2.7 million in the Erie Western PA Port Authority as a way to spur economic development through the Port of Erie, Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced.
8 weeks ago
Lyft and Uber Help Patients Make It to Medical Appointments
On-demand, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are playing a growing role in nonemergency medical transportation. Health care providers, insurers and others are working with these services to make better use of their resources and reduce transportation frustration for patients.
8 weeks ago
Self-driving car startup Aurora becomes Pennsylvania’s first ‘authorized’ tester
Aurora, the buzzy self-driving car startup, has become the first company officially authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test its vehicles on public roads.
8 weeks ago
Here’s how Philly hopes to improve transportation in the next seven years
Philadelphia released a transportation plan Wednesday that outlines the city's goals for street safety and transportation for the next seven years.
8 weeks ago
Editorial | We must keep the passenger rail expansion concept rolling
The crucial mission of expanding passenger rail service across western Pennsylvania requires vision and collaboration at all levels of government and economic development – with the Johnstown area at the heart of this regional issue.
9 weeks ago
PennDOT puts out call for public-private partnership proposals
PennDOT put out a call this week for unsolicited proposals for public-private partnerships, or P3s, for transportation and infrastructure projects.
9 weeks ago
PennDOT announces $65 million Route 61 reconstruction project
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday a major reconstruction project of state Route 61 that will include road improvements between Frackville and Saint Clair.
9 weeks ago
Wolf announces funding for 42 multimodal projects
Governor Tom Wolf announced that 42 highway, bridge, transit, ports and waterways, and bike and pedestrian projects will be in line for $49 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
9 weeks ago
Work zone cameras are coming to Pa. to enforce lower speed limits
The Senate on Tuesday voted 47-1 to pass a bill that permits automated speed enforcement cameras in work zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, interstates, and other "federal aid" highways in a five-year pilot project.
10 weeks ago
AAA: New Jersey gas tax hike spells bigger business at Delaware, Pennsylvania pumps | The Latest from WDEL News | wdel.com
A gas tax increase instituted in New Jersey in 2016 translated to a noticeable change in gas-buying habits for neighboring states, according to data released Thursday by AAA Mid-Atlantic.
10 weeks ago
PennDOT data shows roundabouts improving safety, reducing crashes
PennDOT announced Thursday that according to department data, crashes, injuries, and fatalities decreased at 11 roundabouts after they were installed.
10 weeks ago
PennDOT to study passenger rail between Altoona, Pittsburgh
PennDOT will examine the feasibility of providing passenger-rail service between Altoona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced.
10 weeks ago
Pennsylvania gets another extension on REAL ID program
Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension to comply with a federal law that requires driver's licenses and photo ID cards to meet anti-terrorism standards.
10 weeks ago
Trump's failed infrastructure plan is a wasted opportunity
The president's trillion-dollar proposal could have been a signature achievement.
11 weeks ago
EPA's fuel efficiency rules will leave Pa. with nothing but dirtier air
I am adding my voice to those of Gov. Tom Wolf, my administration colleagues, and many Pennsylvanians calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to halt its proposal to roll back gas-mileage standards that have improved car and SUV efficiency and innovation and saved Pennsylvanians money.
11 weeks ago
Pa. House acts on camera-based speed enforcement; measure still needs Senate action
The House voted 173-22 to pass a bill that, for the first time in Pennsylvania, would permit the government to issue speeding tickets based solely on the testimony of cameras posted in highway construction zones.
11 weeks ago
Transportation funding changes fail at the ballot box
Voters in Colorado, Missouri and Utah rejected new money sources for roads, while Californians opted to keep a recent gas tax hike.
11 weeks ago
PennDOT debuts flashing yellow arrow signal
The Pennsylvania Depart­ment of Transportation has announced it will activate a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left-turn safety at intersections.
11 weeks ago
Businesses, homeowners preparing to make way for Mon-Fayette Expressway
Some local businesses and homeowners are preparing for a major shift in the Duquesne-West Mifflin area, moving out in the near future.
11 weeks ago
New Pa. stretch completes I-95 after 62 years
Sometime this weekend in Bucks County, new road signs will be unveiled, barricades will be removed, and for the first time cars will drive on an I-95 that runs contiguously from Maine to Florida.
12 weeks ago
After 2 years, a fire and traffic headaches, work on the Liberty Bridge is done
Drivers will no longer have to endure traffic headaches associated with the Liberty Bridge rehabilitation project, now that the 2-and-a-half-year-long project has wrapped up. 
12 weeks ago
Wolf administration expanding small business opportunities through new pilot
The Wolf Administration has announced that the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) through a new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally-assisted engineering and design agreements on at least six projects.
12 weeks ago
3-year public transit plan under review in Valley
Chamber President/CEO Bob Garrett announced that PennDOT is giving the Valley three years to build up its ridership to prove there's a need for service in the counties of Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming. The project would be funded through 85 percent funding through PennDOT and 15 percent local match.
12 weeks ago
PennDOT says crane accident at CSVT still under investigation
Ted Deptula, assistant construction engineer for PennDOT District 3-0, at the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee meeting on Friday, said the collapse on Aug. 14 didn't delay completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway, but that particular area of construction was slightly delayed.
12 weeks ago
Bids opened to pave thruway's northern section as high water slows bridge work
New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Thursday submitted the unofficial low bid of $52.3 million to pave the northern section, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
12 weeks ago
$9 million improvement project to help University Park Airport meet growing demand
To help meet growing demand, the airport is embarking on a $9 million improvement project to address access and parking needs.
september 2018
On eve of global climate summit, 19 U.S. cities launch electric car effort
Representatives from 19 U.S. cities and counties signed on to a new initiative Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gases created by vehicles, by pledging to incorporate electric vehicles into their municipal fleets.
september 2018
With Seth Rogen in Vancouver, Philadelphia searches for its own celebrity transit voice
After hearing about Rogen's new gig, SEPTA held a contest throughout August asking its riders who they’d like to be the “voice of SEPTA.”
september 2018
Transit Advocates: Is the White House purposefully delaying project funds?
Transit advocates are becoming increasingly alarmed that the Trump administration may be intentionally slowing down the process for local agencies to get the money they need to build new projects, like light rail, streetcars and bus rapid transit.
september 2018
Country’s oldest bridge at Frankford Ave. reopened after repairs
The oldest bridge in the United States—which beats the actual founding of the country by about 80 years—has been given a new life, thanks to a much needed reconstruction project.
september 2018
SEPTA wraps up Yardley Station improvements
The $5 million project made the station compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, SEPTA officials said in a press release.
september 2018
State recognizes bike route through region
USBR 36 extends 398 miles across Pennsylvania, from Ohio to New York.
september 2018
Most expensive project in PennDOT region history set to begin on I-83
This is the single largest highway construction contract to be awarded in the history of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Engineering District 8, the eight-county region including Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties — $104.7 million awarded June 26 to J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Chester County.
august 2018
Auditor General finds incompetence in handling of West York Borough liquid fuels money
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his recent audit of West York Borough’s Liquid Fuels Tax Fund showed sloppy record-keeping led to state allocations being mishandled two consecutive years.
august 2018
It was America’s first superhighway. Now much of it sits abandoned.
Known at the time as “America’s Super Highway,” the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940 as the first limited-access highway in the country. Considered state of the art, it served as a model for the Interstate Highway System and other freeways.
august 2018
PennDOT replaces hundreds of structurally deficient bridges
The wet summer has had an impact on the project with some construction expected to still be taking place next year. Three years after construction began, the bulk of the project will be finished before the end of the year. 
august 2018
Philadelphia's terminal market major asset to wholesalers
Much of Philadelphia’s produce wholesale business is concentrated in the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, a facility that marked its seventh anniversary in June. As such, the facility is a major sales driver for numerous reasons, vendors and market operators say.
august 2018
Monday Update: Residents continue fight against Scranton Beltway
South Abington Twp. residents who could be affected by a project intended to ease congestion on Interstate 81 continue to fight the project and seek answers as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission conducts preliminary studies ahead of construction.
august 2018
Fatal hit-and-run a reminder of work zone dangers on Erie's interstates
A PennDOT contracted construction worker — 26-year-old Jacqueline Ohly, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin — was killed on Tuesday shortly before 7:30 a.m. when she was struck by a hit-and-run motorist on the Interstate 90 eastbound lanes near Exit 35 in Harborcreek Township.
august 2018
Contracted PennDOT worker killed in Interstate hit 'n run
Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has identified 26-year old Jacqueline Ohly of Stevens Point Wisconsin as the victim. She works for a company subcontracted by PennDOT to string cable guide rails.
august 2018
Out-of-state toll cheats owe Pennsylvania Turnpike tens of thousands of dollars
Eyewitness News has discovered some out-of-state toll cheats still owe the P.A. Turnpike tens of thousands of dollars.
august 2018
After 60 years, I-95 is complete
Across the U.S., public infrastructure is crumbling because of legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date, and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as you seethe in beach traffic this weekend—a small, strange gap in Interstate 95 is being filled.
august 2018
Report shows that Pennsylvania combines crumbling infrastructure with high spending
When it comes to infrastructure needs, Pennsylvania has a lot more than most states. There’s two major cities, mountainous terrain, freezing winter weather and scorching summer heat.
august 2018
Frustrated by Philly politicians’ failure to upgrade bike lanes, cyclists turn to the courts
If the city signs off on the plan, and a small section of the 13th Street bike lane is protected, it will likely be the first time in Philadelphia that a lawsuit between private entities forced a change, however small, in public policy. If this works, cycling advocates may have discovered a way around their long-blocked efforts to improve Philly’s bike infrastructure: litigation.
august 2018
Pennsylvania to spend $64 billion in 12-year transport improvement plan
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will spend nearly $64 billion over the next 12 years to improve its transportation infrastructure, under an updated plan disclosed yesterday by the State Transportation Commission.
august 2018
Pennsylvania Turnpike toll scofflaws charged with theft in Bucks County
A group of four alleged toll scofflaws racked up $315,000 in unpaid bills to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and now face felony theft charges.
august 2018
Road work: West York got nearly $1M from state over 10 years, spent $90K
West York has received nearly $1 million in state Liquid Fuels funds over 10 years but has spent only about $90,000 of that money, according to PennDOT.
august 2018
Wolf, PennDOT give update on road-fixing blitz
PennDOT is moving ahead with accelerated repaving contracts after applying more than 109,000 tons of patching material and improving more than 1,000 miles of roadway through July to deal with the widespread outbreak of potholes after a long and destructive winter season.
august 2018
Woman racked up nearly $5,000 in unpaid tolls: Police
A Cumberland County woman is facing charges after police say she racked up a hefty bill in unpaid tolls for the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
august 2018
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