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Rockview Driver License, Photo Center Closed
3/9/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, due to a facilities issue, the Rockview Driver License Center at 812 West College Avenue in Pleasant Gap will be closed until further notice. 

Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely

3/2/2017
With the approach of warmer temperatures and the motorcycle riding season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT today urged riders of all ages to prepare by taking a free motorcycle training course. These courses are available to Pennsylvania residents throughout the commonwealth through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP). 

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day Holiday
2/13/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, February 18, through Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents Day. 

Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Leaders Announce Pennsylvania REAL ID Extension
1/19/2017
Pennsylvania has been granted an extension until June 5, 2017, from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fix state law to allow for federal REAL ID compliance after Governor Tom Wolf and bipartisan leaders including Senators Scarnati, Corman, and Costa, and Representatives Turzai, Reed, and Dermody, wrote to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
1/9/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, January 14, through Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For New Year’s Holiday

12/23/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, December 31, through Monday, January 2, 2017, for the New Year’s holiday.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Christmas Holiday
12/19/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, December 24, through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.


Autonomous Vehicles Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safety, Testing
12/6/2016
The state’s Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force has delivered recommended guidance to PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for developing policies to oversee testing of highly automated vehicles (HAVs) and has scheduled an on-line public forum for Dec. 12 to review the report.

Year In Review: PennDOT Supports Local Economies, Improves Customer Service
11/30/2016
Wider use of technology to make operations more customer-friendly and a new initiative, “PennDOT Connects,” to foster a broader, more inclusive approach to transportation planning and project delivery are the hallmarks of PennDOT’s accomplishments in 2016, said Secretary Leslie S. Richards.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday
11/17/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 24, through Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

PennDOT Secretary Hosts Teen Driver Safety Forum

10/20/2016
As a means of addressing safe driving among teenagers and in recognition of Governor Tom Wolf’s proclamation of Teen Driver Safety Week October 16 – 22, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards hosted an online Teen Driver Safety Forum with students from 10 schools throughout the commonwealth today.

Federal Government tells Pennsylvania to Meet REAL ID Requirements or Face Restrictions on Residents Gaining Access to Federal Facilities
10/13/2016
The Federal Department of Homeland Security has notified Pennsylvania that state residents will face new restrictions gaining admittance to federal facilities in January because Pennsylvania’s driver’s licenses and IDs are not in full compliance with federal REAL ID requirements.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day
10/4/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, October 8, through Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. 

Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Richards Welcome New Federal Automated Vehicle Guidelines, Focus on Safety

9/20/2016
Guidelines Parallel Work Underway By Pa Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.

PennDOT Relocates Gettysburg Driver License Center
9/8/2016
PennDOT is proud to announce that its Gettysburg Driver License Center will relocate from its current location at 59 North Fifth Street to 37 North Fourth Street.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Labor Day
9/2/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, September 3, through Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.

New License Plates Help Fund Bicycle Safety Efforts

9/1/2016
The new “Share the Road” special fund registration plate designed to help fund bicycle safety is now in stock and being shipped to interested vehicle owners, PennDOT announced today.

PennDOT Relocates Fairless Hills Driver License Center
8/25/2016
PennDOT announced today that its Fairless Hills Photo License Center located in the Deon Square Shopping Center at 514 S. Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills, will relocate to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 110 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills.

PennDOT Relocates Norristown Driver License Center

7/28/2016
PennDOT is proud to announce that its Norristown Driver License Center will relocate from its current location at 2101 Swede Road to 1700 Markley Street, Suite 30.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Independence Day

6/27/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.


PennDOT Secretary Takes Lead in Young Driver Safety Initiative
6/21/2016
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards is using a personal approach in a new program aimed at delivering an important safety message to young drivers who are convicted of moving traffic violations.


PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day
5/23/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. 


Governor Wolf Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
5/2/2016
With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.


PennDOT Reminds Drivers to Focus Full Attention on the Road
4/7/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in recognizing April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and reminds all motorists that driving is a skill that requires their undivided attention.
 
PennDOT Customers Can Opt To Save a Life Through Organ Donation
4/5/2016
PennDOT invites driver license and identification card holders to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April by registering to be an organ donor and sharing a unique opportunity to help others in need live longer, better lives.


Banking and Securities, PennDOT Hail Court Decision on Auto Liens
4/1/2016
Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann and Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards praised a Commonwealth Court decision that will release hundreds of liens on autos of Pennsylvania drivers and return the titles to their owners.

Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely
3/10/2016
With the prediction of an early spring and warmer weather ahead, PennDOT recommends free motorcycle training through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) as part of a rider’s preparation for the 2016 riding season.
 
Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement
2/10/2016
At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
 
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Presidents Day
2/8/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, February 13, through Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents Day.
 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues Updated REAL ID Guidance
1/14/2016
No immediate impact to Pennsylvania citizens is expected based on the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding its schedule for implementing the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. The act deals with identification requirements for boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
1/11/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, January 16, through Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For New Year's Holiday
12/22/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Friday, January 1 for the New Year’s holiday.  Photo centers will not offer extended hours on Thursday, December 31, and will close at the same time as driver license centers.
 
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Christmas Holiday
12/15/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.  Photo centers will not offer extended hours on Thursday, December 24, and will close at the same time as driver license centers.

Federal Regulations, Law Changes Affect Commercial Drivers
12/04/2015
With an eye toward improving the safe operation of commercial vehicles in Pennsylvania and meeting federal guidelines, Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a law that made significant changes to the issuance and renewal of commercial driver’s licenses.

Help Available to Assess Older Drivers’ Safety
12/04/2015
With the number of older Pennsylvanians steadily increasing, the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Aging, and Insurance remind citizens that striking the right balance between safety on our roadways and the mobility of older drives is very important.

Gov. Wolf Announces System To Reduce Wait Times For Drivers
12/03/2015
As part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative, PennDOT is now relying on a new monitoring system to check wait times at Driver License Centers and take immediate steps to make improvements for customers.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday
11/18/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 26, through Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Veterans Day
11/02/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

Students, Drivers Honored at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Awards
10/21/2015
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards joined other Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to honor twelve students for communicating important school bus safety messages and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills during a ceremony at the Governor’s residence.

Wolf Administration Reminds Parents of Role in Creating Safer Teen Drivers
10/19/2015
Governor Wolf Proclaims Teen Driver Safety Week. Recognizing that parents are an integral part of training and preparing young drivers for success, PennDOT emphasizes that adult supervision is a critical component in keeping teen drivers safe on the road.

New Plates Let Motorcyclists Show Pride In, Support Of Veterans
10/06/2015
Pennsylvania motorcyclists can now show their support for veterans by purchasing newly authorized “Honoring Our Veterans” special fund registration plates for motorcycles.
 
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day
10/05/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, October 10, through Monday, October 12 for the Columbus Day holiday.

New School Year Brings Students, School Buses Back To Roads
08/14/2015
As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be vigilant in order to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads to pick up students waiting for a ride.

PennDOT and MDOT Partner to Make Car Buying Easier
06/01/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced a joint agreement to streamline customer service and to ease title and registration transactions for residents buying a car out of state.  Thanks to an agreement signed on April 16, the new Online Agent/Dealer Program allows Pennsylvania and Maryland car dealers to electronically title and register vehicles in the other state.

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Memorial Day
05/18/2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 23, through Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Governor Declares May Motorcycle Safety Month
05/12/2015
With the promise of warmer weather and increased motorcycle riding on Pennsylvania roadways, Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, stressing the importance of all motorists sharing the road and riders practicing motorcycle safety.

PennDOT Encourages Saving Lives through Organ Donation
04/08/2015
With April marking National Donate Life Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reminded driver’s license and identification card holders that spending a few minutes online to register as an organ donor can help another person live a fuller, longer life.

Evaluation of the Use of Registration Stickers
04/11/2011
This research, conducted by Penn State University, evaluated the potential costs and benefits of doing away with license plate registration stickers as part of the registration renewal process for Pennsylvania.