Government, Business, Safety

PennDOT Says Licensing Law Will Increase Safety, Opportunities for Drivers

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently commended a new state law related to licensing and credentialing that includes provisions associated with commercial driver license holders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2021
Government, Business

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Multimodal Transportation Fund

Road in PIttsburgh A view in Pittsburgh. PennDOT will accept applications through Nov. 6 and grant recipients will be announced next year. (clu/Getty Images)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications from those seeking to finance projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Transportation Commission OKs 12-Year Investment Plan

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The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission recently updated its transportation program, which outlines plans to direct billions of dollars to future infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2020
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Unveils 27 Multimodal Projects

Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge over Lehigh River The Pennsylvania Turnpike goes over the Lehigh River in the Poconos region of the state. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced $30.2 million in funding will be dedicated to multimodal projects that are meant to improve safety and mobility.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

Interstate 81 A 4.5-mile portion of Interstate 81 near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will see improvements, including widening both directions to three lanes. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019

Yassmin Gramian Will Serve as PennDOT Chief, Gov. Tom Wolf Says

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Yassmin Gramian will serve as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2019
Business, Fuel

Coal State Pennsylvania Is Joining Carbon Market

Coal Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Pennsylvania, the heart of the U.S. shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market.

Christopher Martin | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls to Rise — Again

Pennsylvania Turnpike Entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (Wikicommons)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll rate increase to keep pace with rising debt-service costs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Touts $4.5 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Tom Wolf A bridge crosses the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pa. (Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently addressed thousands of township officials in an attempt to rally local support for his $4.5 billion infrastructure plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Trucking Companies Question Pennsylvania Travel Ban Citations

Truck Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during the Feb. 12 winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear.

WNEPTV | WilkesBarre Pa
February 15, 2019