Potential return of registration stickers prompts pushback from PennDOT

Potential return of registration stickers prompts pushback from PennDOT

Want those vehicle registration stickers to return to license plates? At least one Republican is pushing his solution to bring a new incarnation of that system back, arguing it would be cheaper for taxpayers and better serve public safety.

But PennDOT officials have taken umbrage with the bill, authored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). They say that proponents of bringing back the stickers, which would be modified to include the inspection and registration of a car, have used disingenuous statistics and that the current system saves taxpayer money.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, PennDOT confirmed that there will now be a third option on drivers licenses when it comes to a person's sex and Governor Tom Wolf announced that he will be launching a new office that will review and recommend changes to social and protective services. 

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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PennDOT announces plan to roll out gender neutral driver's licenses, despite legislative skepticism

PennDOT announces plan to roll out gender neutral driver's licenses, despite legislative skepticism

PennDOT is planning on rolling out gender-neutral driver's licenses in the next year, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed Wednesday, despite concerns from the chair of the House Transportation Committee that the action is circumventing the legislative process.

First reported Tuesday evening by CNHI’s John Finnerty, the plan is to give Pennsylvania residents the option of choosing X as a gender neutral option when obtaining a license. PennDOT spokesperson Erin Trasatt-Waters said the plan is to have the option available by next summer.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by six percent in 2020

Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase by six percent in 2020

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Tuesday that they will be increasing tolls for cash and E-ZPass customers beginning in 2020, as the commission grapples with increasing debt obligations.

 

The six percent increase in toll rates comes as the Turnpike continues to struggle meeting funding obligations required under two state-level statutes — Act 44 of 2007 and Act 89 of 2013.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Auditor General: $4.25 billion in transfers to State Police has slowed road, bridge repairs

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Thursday that the state has transferred an estimated $4.25 billion from the state’s Motor License Fund to the Pennsylvania State Police since 2012, hindering efforts to repair roads and bridges across Pennsylvania. 

DePasquale was flanked by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards near the Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg as he called for legislative fixes to how both PennDOT and the state police are funded. 
Thursday, April 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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