Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out

BY: - February 26, 2020

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.

Pennsylvania work zones will now have speed cameras. Where will they be?

BY: - January 6, 2020

Starting this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can establish speed cameras in work zones on highways across the commonwealth. 

Pa. Republican looks to block PennDOT from officially offering gender-neutral licenses

BY: - September 4, 2019

A Republican lawmaker from central Pennsylvania wants to stop the Wolf administration from officially offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses. But under state law — which makes no reference to sex or gender on licenses — the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says its legal authority is clear and would oppose the bill. On Wednesday, Rep. Jesse Topper, […]

Trucker lawsuit against Pa. Turnpike that threatened public transit funding dismissed

BY: - April 4, 2019

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that groups representing truck drivers and motorists brought against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission over rising tolls used to fund public transit. In a 56-page decision, Middle District of Pennsylvania Judge Yvette Kane wrote that the plaintiffs did not prove the Turnpike Commission is violating the Constitution’s commerce […]

Winter weather swings could make potholes worse than usual, PennDOT says

BY: - February 25, 2019

If you thought Pennsylvania’s roads couldn’t get any worse, the state’s top transportation expert has bad news for you. Pennsylvania transportation Secretary Leslie Richards told the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday that her office is expecting a worse-than-usual season for potholes this spring due to extreme temperature fluctuations over the winter. Potholes form when asphalt expands […]