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PennDOT To Use Educational Video In Hopes Of Increasing Organ Donors

In an effort to increase the number of Pennsylvanians who are organ donors, PennDOT has installed video monitors at some driver’s license centers to educate the uninitiated.

02/16/2013

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Philadelphia Region Is Nation’s 9th Most Congested, Researchers Say

The annual survey compiled by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute finds the Philadelphia area’s position unchanged from the previous year.

02/06/2013

PennDOT crews prepare trucks ahead of a snow storm. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PennDOT Crews Prepare For Snow Storm During Evening Commute

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews have been out since yesterday spraying salt solution on the roadways to help prevent any snow accumulation from bonding to the asphalt.

01/25/2013

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University Ave.-34th Street Bridge Will Close for 2½ Weeks Starting Wednesday

The 84-year-old, steel-girder drawbridge across the Schuylkill River will be in the upright position through January 18th while they do the repair work on the bridge’s bearings.

01/01/2013

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Readying For Coming Winter Storm, Penndot Rolls Out Its Big Gun

“It is an 8,000 gallon tractor-trailer full of salt brine,” Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger explains.

12/28/2012

(The Lower State Road Bridge, during its reconstruction.  Photo provided by Penndot)

To Drivers’ Relief, A Key Bridge in Doylestown is Reopening

The Lower State Road Bridge, which spans the Neshaminy Creek, was shut down last January because of structural problems.

12/28/2012

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Pennsylvania House Approves Red Light Camera Expansion

A bill to expand the use of red light cameras to catch traffic violators in Pennsylvania is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

07/01/2012

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Dicker With Pa. For List of Voters Needing ID Cards

Philadelphia election officials, anxious to make sure voters have photo ID, are waiting impatiently for data from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

06/11/2012

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3½-Month Closure of Major Pa. Turnpike Access Artery Begins Next Week

Drivers who use Susquehanna Road through Abington to get to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County will have to find another route, starting Monday.

05/10/2012

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Platt Bridge Reconstruction Causes Stop-and-Go Headache For Drivers

Penndot is now looking at stepped-up speed enforcement and more warning signs to slow drivers down.

03/22/2012

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AAA, Pennsylvania Officials Put New ‘No Texting’ Law On Area Billboards

“Dnt txt n drv. It’s the law” is the message that drivers will see on 20 billboards around southeastern Pennsylvania.

03/06/2012

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2 Local School Districts Get $$$ For Walk-To-School Safety Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has just released thousands of federal dollars to help make it easier for children to walk or bike to school.

02/09/2012

(A front-end loader piles salt at a Penndot facility.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

PennDOT Musters As Philadelphia Area Weather Forecast Turns Flaky

The forecast of snow for Thursday night and early this weekend is spurring Penndot crews in the region to action, as they prepare to battle the first winter “event” of 2012.

01/19/2012

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Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses Getting New Anti-Fraud Feature

“It’s a black keystone with a white ‘PA’ in the middle, within a white circle, that when you rotate the card reverses to just the opposite,” says a Penndot spokeswoman.

12/05/2011

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Part 2: Delays Big & Small

“It’s disastrous,” says one area driver. “They shouldn’t be doing this construction during the peak hours when people are trying to get to work.”

12/02/2011

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