What Are Some of the Services Provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation?

What Are Some of the Services Provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation?

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, also called PennDOT, publishes up-to-date travel conditions and provides services such as identification and driver's licensing, vehicle registration, and personalization of registration plates. PennDOT also offers the E-Z Pass, an electronic toll-collection system available on most tolled roads, bridges and tunnels.

PennDOT manages licensing for commercial, school bus, motorcycle and personal drivers; provides free online practice tests; and administers driver's road tests. PennDOT can waive the requirement of the Commercial Driver's License Skills Test for Pennsylvania residents who are active or reserve-duty military or recent honorably discharged veterans who have at least two years of experience operating a commercial motor vehicle as part of their military job requirements.

PennDOT also manages records of drivers histories, which individuals, insurance companies and background service companies can request.