With Arizona death in rearview mirror, PennDOT introduces plan to regulate autonomous vehicles

With Arizona death in rearview mirror, PennDOT introduces plan to regulate autonomous vehicles

In light of a fatal accident in Arizona last month involving an Uber autonomous vehicle, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced a plan to increase safety regulations for self-driving vehicles in the commonwealth Monday.

“We value the contribution that companies and other entities engaged in autonomous vehicle research and deployment bring to Pennsylvania, but we can’t ignore the concern, and safety always comes first,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said at a summit in Pittsburgh on self-driving vehicles.

Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Gov. Wolf and Rep. Phillips Hill announce separate plans to expand broadband internet access

Gov. Wolf and Rep. Phillips Hill announce separate plans to expand broadband internet access

On Monday Rep. Kristin Phillips Hill (R-York) and Governor Tom Wolf held separate press conferences on the importance of getting broadband internet to all of Pennsylvania's residences and what they plan to do to get there.
Monday, March 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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George McAuley opens for IdeaLink 20/20 awards ceremony

George McAuley opens for IdeaLink 20/20 awards ceremony

Deputy Secretary for the Highway Administration, George W. McAuley Jr., opened the 2017 IdeaLink 20/20 awards ceremony for PennDot employees where employees shared innovative ideas to help improve the department. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Pittsburgh lawmakers discuss putting an end to driver's license suspensions

Pittsburgh lawmakers discuss putting an end to driver's license suspensions

The state House Judiciary and Transportation committees held a joint hearing in Pittsburgh Friday morning on various pieces of legislation by area lawmakers that would put an end to driver's license suspensions for individuals with non-driving convictions.

House Bill 42, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (Jefferson Hills), was the main topic of consideration, as it would remove a license suspension for convictions such as theft, purchase of tobacco or alcohol by a minor, or carrying a false identification card. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Bike to Work Week kicks off in Pennsylvania

Bike to Work Week kicks off in Pennsylvania

On Monday morning a group of cyclists met at the Capitol fountain and rode around the city of Harrisburg to kick off Bike to Work Week. 

The cyclists ended at the front Capitol steps and held a press conference to talk about the importance of the biking community and how PennDOT is working to integrate bicycle and pedestrian activities into their transportation network.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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