Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week they have applied to the US Department of Transportation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these technologies.

 

“This application further illustrates that we’re a national leader in supporting automated vehicle development with safety and flexibility in mind,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said in a release on the announcement. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Papal visit, DNC convention has PennDOT considering expediting Philadelphia projects

Papal visit, DNC convention has PennDOT considering expediting Philadelphia projects

In the next two calendar years, the Philadelphia region is expected to play host to two major national events: a visit by Pope Francis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Combined, the two events have been estimated at bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity—and millions of people—to the Philadelphia area and the Commonwealth as a whole.

The sudden influx of people presents unique transportation concerns and Acting Transportation Sec. Leslie Richards said her department is considering expediting some projects for the Philadelphia area so as to ensure smooth transportation through the region.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part II

Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part II

November 25th will mark the first anniversary of Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of Act 89 into law, which proponents described as “Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades.” The legislation was designed to provide an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion for the Commonwealth’s transportation system by its fifth year.

A key player in securing the passage of Act 89 was Department of Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch. The PLS Reporter sat down with Sec. Schoch to discuss the impact of Act 89 in the commonwealth, provided here in a three-part series. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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