Pennsylvania Department of Transportation News

Uber Asks to Resume Self-Driving Tests in Penn., Improves Vehicle Software

Uber Technologies Inc has asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and has improved the autonomous vehicle software, the company said on Friday, more than seven months after it suspended testing following a deadly crash …

Pennsylvania Warns About Flood-Damaged Vehicles After Hurricane Florence

With automotive officials estimating that as many as 40,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are warning consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars being …

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Three Highway Workers Injured in I-80 Crash in Pennsylvania

Authorities say three highway workers were struck and injured on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate. Officials said the accident happened Tuesday afternoon in a construction zone where they were patching potholes in the westbound lanes of I-80 in Tobyhanna Township. Pennsylvania …

Pennsylvania Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Guardrail in Crash

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s department of transportation (PennDOT) can be held liable for injuries caused by an allegedly dangerous guardrail on a Pennsylvania highway. The court found that under the state’s Sovereign Immunity Act, exemptions …

Pennsylvania Couple Loses Home in Mudslide

A Pennsylvania couple has lost their home in a mudslide, and they say their insurance company likely won’t cover the damage. Lynn Eash says she was inside her Johnstown, Penn., home when she heard a loud cracking noise. She ran …

Two Charged in Scheme Selling Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses

An employee at Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation granted driving privileges to more than 30 people without requiring them to show proper documents or take driving tests under a bribery scheme that netted him nearly $14,000, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors said …

Appeals Court Allows Suit Against Firm in Pennsylvania Flood Deaths

An appeals court has cleared the way for refiling of a lawsuit against an engineering firm in the deaths of four people killed in flash flooding in Pittsburgh more than five years ago. Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr. earlier dismissed …

Uber Wants Pennsylvania to Delay Rules for Driverless Cars

Ride-sharing company Uber wants the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to delay policy recommendations that govern the testing of driverless cars. Uber, which has been testing the driverless cars in Pittsburgh for weeks, wants PennDOT to wait for legislation to be …

Pennsylvania Drivers Third Most Likely in U.S. to Have Deer-Related Accidents

Figures compiled by State Farm Insurance show that Pennsylvania drivers are the third most likely of motorists in any state to have a collision with a deer, having a one in 67 chance of a deer-related accident. With this in …