PennDOT earns two regional awards – Times News Online –

Published September 12. 2020 07:13AM

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation received regional America’s Transportation Awards for operational excellence and best use of technology.

The department’s operational excellence award was for the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program and the best use of technology award was for the Shaler Street Bridge Replacement.

“Innovation is at the heart of PennDOT initiatives across the state,” said PennDOT Secretary of Transportation Yassmin Gramian. “It is gratifying to have our efforts recognized by our transportation partners.”

The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program works by deploying a mobile unit to an active work zone to detect any vehicles going at least 11 miles over the speed limit. When a vehicle goes over the limit, its license plate is captured, and a violation is mailed to the address on file.

The Shaler Street Bridge Replacement project in Allegheny County marks the first use of self-propelled modular transporters in Pennsylvania.

Learn more about America’s Transportation Awards at


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