Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Performance Results

Performance Results

July 2021

Delivering Results that Improve Your Mobility and Quality of Life

PennDOT oversees programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. More than three-quarters of PennDOT's annual budget is invested in Pennsylvania's approximately 120,000 miles of state and local highways and 32,000 state and local bridges. PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,000 bridges, a system first established in 1911.

A comprehensive summary of accomplishments and funding usage in 2019 can be found in our 2020 Annual Report.


Statewide Accomplishments

136

Construction Contracts Completed By Private-Sector Partners*

1,332

Projects+

$6.7

Billion in Projects+

1,147

Miles of Roadway Improved*

136

Construction Contracts Completed By Private-Sector Partners*

1,332

Projects+

$6.7

Billion in Projects+

1,147

Miles of Roadway Improved*

+ Underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year | * From January 2021 Through June 2021


Across the state, 1,332 projects are underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year, with a total value of $6.7 billion. We projected $2.2 billion in construction lettings in 2020. Due to COVID-19 revenue losses and necessary letting adjustments, we ended the year with $1.6 billion in lettings. More information on our Transportation Funding page.

So far in 2021, 136 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners. 239 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces through June 2021. 1,147 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews through June 2021. This includes 441 miles of paving.

PennDOT has put out 1,784 bridge projects and 3,987 projects for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $14.8 billion since January 2015. See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.

More than 3,652 miles of roadway were improved by department forces in 2020.

The number of state-owned bridges in poor condition has decreased from a high of 6,034 in 2008 to roughly 2,600. See the condition of bridges near you on our Bridge Conditions Map.


District Accomplishments

PennDOT's 11 Engineering Districts throughout the state maintain, restore, and expand the state's highway systems. Each office does its part to deliver a safe and efficient transportation system on the nearly 40,000 miles of highway and rougly 25,400 bridges that PennDOT is reponsible for. Get accomplishments and results for your district by selecting your county from the dropdown list.

Multimodal

The department supports all modes of transportation, which includes public transportation, bicycling, walking, aviation, rail freight, passenger rail, and ports. This includes investments in and support for more than 300.3 million fixed-route bus trips, the state's 65 operating railroads and more than 5,600 miles of track, 125 licensed public airports, and more.

Pennsylvania Active Transportation Plan

Two bicycles are resting against a post outside a restaurant on a city street sidewalk.

In 2020, PennDOT advanced several Active Transportation Plan priorities to improve conditions for walking and biking across our state.

Department staff presented to local governments and planning organizations, as well as state and federal partners on the health and equity themes of the Active Transportation Plan as part of the educational outreach effort stressing the value of the PennDOT Connects process to identify and support local planning needs.

PennDOT continued coordination with the Department of Health and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to fund local planning efforts, improve trail facilities, and educate local communities on the value of active transportation to their citizens through the Walkworks and Local Technical Assistance Program.

The Department also succeeded in advocating for a legislative update to Title 75's definition of a 'pedestrian' to include an "individual with a mobility-related disability on a self-propelled wheelchair or an electric mobility device operated by and designated for the exclusive use of an individual with a mobility-related disability.""

The League of American Bicyclists ranks Pennsylvania 11 out of 50 in its annual Bicycle Friendly states ranking.

For more information on Active Transportation in Pennsylvania, see the online resources available:

Public Transportation

As of January 2021, there are 534 transit vehicles powered by alternative fuels in operation at Pennsyvlania transit agencies.

In 2020, 234 transit vehicles were replaced throughout Pennsylvania with the help of state funding.

Ports and Waterways

Container lifts and containers at the Port of Philadelphia due to PA Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program:

  • Fiscal Year 2019-20 Added Container Lifts — 17,982
  • Total Lifts increased since 2015 (through FY 2019-20) — 178,798
Keystone Corridor

Keystone Corridor passenger trips:

  • Keystone — 1,114,788
  • Pennsylvanian — 159,009
  • Total — 1,273,797 (FY 2019-20)
Aviation
  • 89 aviation grants awards
  • $29.8 million in funding (FY 2019-20)
  • 125 public airports/heliports licensed in PA
  • 15 scheduled service airports
  • 15 commercial airports
  • 63 federally sponsored airports
Rail Freight
  • 26 rail freight projects (RFAP/RTAP) approved in FY 2019-20
  • 7 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) projects completed in Calendar Year 2020, totaling approximately 23 miles of track improved/added
  • 5 Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) projects completed in CY 2020, totaling 43 miles of track improved/added
  • 65 operating railroads
  • More than 5,600 miles of track
Helping Seniors Daily

In Fiscal Year 2019-20, there were 27.6 million fixed-route bus trips for seniors and 2.7 million senior shared-ride program trips.

Driver & Vehicle Services

In 2020, PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services licensed Pennsylvania's nearly 9 million drivers and 810,858 motorcyclists, while registering nearly 12 million vehicles and close to 377,000 motorcycles.

Driver and Vehicle Services Achieves Several Milestones in 2020

In keeping with its dedicated efforts to provide commonwealth citizens with fair and equitable services, PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services reached several milestones in the 2020 calendar year.

Non-Binary Gender Designation Option Available

Identity documents are vital to how people navigate the world, and having an affirming and accurate ID is critical for access to employment, healthcare, housing and so much more. Offering equitable and inclusive services for all Pennsylvanians is central to PennDOT's mission, and in July of 2020, PennDOT began offering a non-binary gender designation option for its driver licenses and photo identification cards.

A non-binary designation, which appears on a driver's license or photo ID card as an "X," is a third option for individuals who would prefer such a designation where traditionally only "M" (male) or "F" (female) options were available.

The designation is offered free-of-charge for identification products. Applicable duplicate fees apply to customers to obtain a duplicate license or photo ID card reflecting the change in designation. Customers who wish to change their gender designation can fill out Form DL-32 (PDF) and bring it to any PennDOT Driver License Center to complete the process. Individuals seeking to change their gender designation may self-certify their change, and no sign off from a doctor or social worker is needed. A gender designation change must be completed in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center.

Millionth REAL ID Product Issued

Customer service has been at the center of PennDOT's REAL ID program, and that continues to be our focus as the federal deadline approaches. PennDOT issued its one millionth REAL ID product in 2020, a major milestone in its work to issue REAL ID-compliant products to customers.

Based on data from other states with optional REAL ID programs, PennDOT anticipates that 2.5 million Pennsylvanians will choose to get a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or ID card, with 1.3 million obtaining them by May 3, 2023. Now that the million-product threshold has been crossed, PennDOT is positioned well to reach this target by the federal enforcement deadline. Obtaining a REAL ID is optional in Pennsylvania — some customers may not need one or may have another acceptable form of ID — like a passport or military ID — that will be acceptable after May 3, 2023. Approximately 5.7 million customers have made a conscious decision about REAL ID — either to obtain one or to use an alternative acceptable form of ID.

Customers have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: Customers may order their REAL ID online if they have been pre-verified and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; they can visit any PennDOT driver license center that is open for driver license services, have their documents verified and imaged, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 15 business days; or they can visit one of 12 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over the counter at the time of service.

Free IDs for Homeless Pennsylvanians

A new state law, Act 131 of 2020, which Governor Tom Wolf signed into law in late 2020, has provided the opportunities for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness the ability to be issued a free identification card. This new law makes significant changes to increasing many of our residents' independence, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

The law covers initial issuance and renewals for photo IDs for those who qualify for free issuance due to their homeless status.

Learn more with our Pennsylvania Homeless Identification Card Fact Sheet (PDF).

Looking Forward

Act 131 will also provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians with visual impairments improved access to obtain a driver's license and will help improve roadway safety through updated commercial driver's license requirements.

By September 27, 2021, a section of this legislation will be implemented so that a safe program will allow eligible individuals to use bioptic telescope lenses to help them to qualify for and obtain a driver's license. Bioptic telescope lenses are authorized for use in at least 28 other states and are designed to help individuals meet visual acuity standards who otherwise wouldn't be able to obtain a license. PennDOT is currently developing the program's training and licensure process.

Additionally, Act 131 updates the requirements and restrictions for commercial driver's license (CDL) holders, including reporting requirements for convictions and violations. This law will bring Pennsylvania into compliance with upcoming federal CDL regulations, which will include a lifetime disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle for human trafficking convictions. These sections of the law will become effective on various dates starting in early 2021.

Driver and Vehicle Services Statistics

PennDOT Driver License Centers are operated by PennDOT employees and offer driver license services.

PennDOT's standalone Photo Centers are located throughout Pennsylvania. When you receive a camera card, which is an invitation to our photo license, identification card process, you must appear at a photo center to obtain a photo for your driver's license or identification card.

PennDOT partners with private businesses to provide customers with face-to-face, over-the-counter services. Online indicates that these business partners have a secure, electronic connection to PennDOT and can issue a variety of products on-the-spot. These businesses charge a market-driven fee for their services in addition to applicable PennDOT fees.

9

Million Licensed Drivers

9

Million Licensed Drivers

12+

Million Registered Vehicles

12+

Million Registered Vehicles

3,466

Special Fund License Plates Sold

3,466

Special Fund License Plates Sold

$58,342

Special Fund Plates Proceeds

$58,342

Special Fund Plates Proceeds

14,771

Personal License Plates Sold

14,771

Personal License Plates Sold

5+

Million People Assisted by the DVS Call Center

5+

Million People Assisted by the DVS Call Center

10.2

Million Online Transactions

10.2

Million Online Transactions

810,858

Licensed Motorcyclists

810,858

Licensed Motorcyclists

377,147

Registered Motorcycles

377,147

Registered Motorcycles

2,113

Participants in the Safety Course

2,113

Participants in the Safety Course

17,607

PA Motorcycle License App Downloads

17,607

PA Motorcycle License App Downloads

267,659

PA Driver License App Downloads

267,659

PA Driver License App Downloads

Financial Information

Motor License Fund Income 2019-20

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Motor License Fund Expenditures 2019-20

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How to Reach Us

PennDOT's 11 Engineering Districts throughout the state maintain, restore, and expand the state's highway systems. Each office does its part to deliver a safe and efficient transportation system on the nearly 40,000 miles of highway and rougly 25,400 bridges that PennDOT is reponsible for. More information about PennDOT's operations and the state highway system is available in PennDOT's Fact Book (PDF).

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