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 2018 can be found in our 2018 Annual Report.
† Since 2015 | ‡ From January 2019 Through August 2019 | * In 2018
From January 2019 through August 2019, 285 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners.
PennDOT has put out 1,333 bridge projects and 3,092 projects for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $11.2 billion since January 2015. The department is on track to meet its letting goal of $2.2 billion for 2019. See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.
More than 4,383 miles of roadway were improved by department forces in 2018.
The number of state-owned bridges in poor condition has decreased from a high of 6,034 in 2008 to roughly 2,800. See the condition of bridges near you on our Bridge Conditions Map.
The department supports non-highway modes such as public transportation, bicycling, walking, aviation, rail freight, and ports. This includes investments in and support for more than 397 million fixed-route bus trips, the state's 63 operating railroads and 5,600 miles of track, 127 licensed public airports, and more.
There are 277 transit vehicles powered by alternative fuels in operation at Pennsyvlania transit agencies.
In 2018, 311 transit vehicles were replaced throughout Pennsylvania with the help of state funding.
Container lifts and containers at the Port of Philadelphia due to PA Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program:
Keystone Corridor passenger trips:
Visit CommuteByRail.com for more information.
73 aviation projects awarded $15.2 million in funding (FY 2017-18)
Rail freight projects were also a priority in 2018 including the following:
In Fiscal Year 2017-18, there were 33.7 million fixed-route bus trips for seniors and 3.5 million reduced fare shared-ride trips for seniors.
In 2018, PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services licensed Pennsylvania's nearly 9 million drivers and 837,000 motorcyclists, while registering nearly 12 million vehicles and close to 400,000 motorcycles.
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 dee for their services in addition to applicable PennDOT fees.
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).
|Department of Transportation|
|Driver and Vehicle Services|
|Secretary Leslie S. Richards|
|511PA Traveler Information/Regional PennDOT News|
|Live Free Ride Alive | Motorcycle Safety Program|
|Department of Transportation
|Driver and Vehicle Services
|Secretary Leslie S. Richards
|511PA Traveler Information/Regional PennDOT News
|Live Free Ride Alive | Motorcycle Safety Program