What Is Pennsylvania PennDOT?


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PennDOT is the abbreviated name for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The department's central office is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state's capital; however, the department operates from district offices across the state.

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PennDOT offers driver and vehicle services through the Department of Motor Vehicles. These services include license and registration services and driver-safety programs. PennDOT also coordinates and handles the construction projects on roads and bridges across the state. Additionally, PennDOT operates various welcome centers throughout the state as well as various organizations, such as the Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways; the Bureau of Public Transportation; the Bureau of Maintenance and Operations; and the Bureau of Aviation.

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