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.
5 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
4 days 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.
11 days 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.
11 days 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.
11 days 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.
11 days 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.
16 days ago
AAA: New Jersey gas tax hike spells bigger business at Delaware, Pennsylvania pumps | The Latest from WDEL News |
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.
18 days 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.
18 days 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.
18 days 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.
19 days ago
Trump's failed infrastructure plan is a wasted opportunity
The president's trillion-dollar proposal could have been a signature achievement.
20 days 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.
20 days 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.
23 days ago
Which states are voting on transportation funding this year?
Gas taxes may be the most practical way to raise money for transportation, but they can also be politically perilous. That's why transportation advocates are closely watching four statewide ballot measures this November that would affect fuel taxes or transportation funding.
24 days 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.
25 days 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.
25 days 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.
28 days 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. 
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
5 weeks ago
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.
5 weeks ago
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.”
5 weeks ago
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.
5 weeks ago
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.
5 weeks ago
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.
5 weeks ago
State recognizes bike route through region
USBR 36 extends 398 miles across Pennsylvania, from Ohio to New York.
6 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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. 
7 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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.
7 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 weeks ago
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.
9 weeks ago
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.
9 weeks ago
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.
9 weeks ago
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.
9 weeks ago
Public meeting set on vehicle fee
The Clinton County commissioners will hold a public meeting on the potential $5 vehicle registration fee, the latest in a series of actions on the highly controversial proposal.
9 weeks ago
PennDOT rail freight grant program opens application period
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has opened the application period for the 2018-19 Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.
10 weeks ago
Jockeying begins over Lehigh County's proposed $5 vehicle registration fee
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong kicked off his public lobbying for his $5 vehicle registration fee with a presentation to Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday night.
10 weeks ago
PennDOT officials give update on the North Atherton Street construction project
As of Thursday, most of North Atherton Street in Ferguson Township is down to only one lane either way. And with Penn State student move-in weekend looming, the concern of a traffic snarl through the corridor is legitimate.
10 weeks ago
Berks commerce buoyed by PhilaPort improvements
A $300 million port upgrade in Philadelphia should help Berks County businesses as well.
10 weeks ago
Centre County celebrates federal grant for for I-99/I-80 interchange
The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) and supporters of the ‘DRIVE Forward’ transportation initiative recently hosted an event to celebrate a federal grant for the highspeed I-99/I-80 interchange project.
10 weeks ago
Truckers' lawsuit may force turnpike to delay $112.5 million payment for transit | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A lawsuit filed by truckers challenging the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s annual $450 million payment for public transit still is wending its way through federal court, but it could have a more immediate effect on transit agencies across the state.
10 weeks ago
Route 33 left off list of critical freight corridors in the Lehigh Valley
When the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study was organizing its list of area freight corridors that could use extra funding, familiar names made the list. But when PennDOT made the state's list to submit to the Federal Highway Administration, it took off Route 33.
11 weeks ago
$5 registration fee in Juniata County will not happen
Even though PennDOT is making road and bridge work funds available if counties adopt a $5 fee on all registered vehicles, Juniata County does not intend to participate.
11 weeks ago
Funding is set for I-99/I-80 interchange project
Improvements to the I-99/I-80 interchange have been in the works for a decade, and it’ll only be a couple more years until construction finally gets underway. That’s thanks to a $35 million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant.
11 weeks ago
Self-driving car companies muted on updated PennDOT guidelines
Updated voluntary guidelines released last week from PennDOT ask that companies have a second person in the car when traveling faster than 25 mph or provide a solo driver with extra safety training.
11 weeks ago
Rep. Shuster's transportation plan gets mixed reviews
Shuster said his draft plan serves as “a new starting point for Congress to begin to seriously address, in a fiscally responsible and bipartisan manner, how we are going to provide the nation with the 21st century infrastructure it needs and deserves.”
12 weeks ago
PennDOT issues voluntary rules for autonomous vehicles
For the first time, Pennsylvania is getting rules for operation of self- driving cars and trucks in the state. They come as Uber hopes to restart autonomous vehicle testing on the streets of Pittsburgh before the end of the summer.
12 weeks ago
PennDOT seeks public input on highway safety through online survey
Those interested in providing feedback can complete PennDOT's annual online highway safety survey. The survey takes five minutes to complete and all responses are completely anonymous. 
12 weeks ago
Tug-of-war plays out over speed camera bill
More than 20 pages of crossed out text characterize a bill that’s been going back and forth between the two houses of General Assembly. Senate Bill 172, which would place speed cameras in active work zones, saw a number of changes during June.
12 weeks ago
There might be a state trooper in that PennDOT truck
The enforcement will take place in PennDOT’s District 10 — Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties.
12 weeks ago
State Street is deadliest road in nation, experts say
The number of deaths on State Street in Harrisburg makes it the deadliest stretch of road in the nation, according to national traffic safety experts.
july 2018
PennDOT crash-impact vehicle hit by tractor-trailer saves lives
A crash-impact vehicle on the back of a state Department of Transportation dump truck proved its worth in gold Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into it in the right northbound lane of Route 15 at the Beautys Run Road interchange.
july 2018
Driver who dodged more than 1,600 Pa. Turnpike tolls pleads guilty, must pay $12.5K
A Mount Joy woman's decision to chronically blow through EZ Pass-only lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike without paying will ultimately cost her $12,500 and a ton of community service.
july 2018
2 injured when PennDOT truck is rear-ended on Blue Route
The driver of a pick-up truck was trapped after rear-endng a PennDOT dump truck and blinking traffic warning sign on the Blue Route Monday, officials said. The incident occurred at mile marker 12.6 southbound on I-476 just after 10:30 Monday morning.
july 2018
Bridge replacement work big part of $43 million in Lancaster County PennDOT projects
By the end of 2018, about 14 percent of the state-maintained bridges in Lancaster County will be considered structurally deficient, thanks to a special state program to replace 30 of them. The three-year Rapid Bridge Replacement Project began in 2016, when the county had 133 structurally deficient bridges. That meant 18 percent of the 727 state-maintained bridges in Lancaster County were in need of replacement.
july 2018
Federal agency to reimburse state $9 million for Route 30 emergency repairs
The Federal Highway Administration has agreed to reimburse the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation $9.27 million so far for emergency repairs to a collapsed section of Route 30 in East Pittsburgh.
july 2018
Man charged with theft of nearly $5,000 in unpaid tolls |
A Newville man is accused of using the Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls 76 times over two years without paying, racking up more almost $5,000 in unpaid tolls.
july 2018
SEPTA unveils Regional Rail locomotives
The purchase of the new locomotives was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s comprehensive transportation funding bill.
july 2018
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