New license plates recognize military service, support Gettysburg Monument preservation

New license plates, designed to recognize veterans and provide funds to preserve monuments in the Gettysburg National Military Park are now available from PennDOT.

“We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of all of our veterans and members of the Armed Forces through special license plates,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch. “Military-themed plates serve as a silent testament to the courage and commitment of our troops in defense of our nation, and preserving our heritage is part of that recognition.”

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PennDOT releases new video to educate drivers on winter operations

As PennDOT shifts its operations from construction to winter maintenance, the department urges motorists to join in preparing for the season and announced a new video to educate the public on PennDOT operations and safe winter driving.

The “Winter Operations” video is available at www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniaDOT and highlights the department’s 5,400 operators and 2,250 trucks prepared to maintain more than 40,000 miles of state-maintained roadway or 96,000 snow-lane miles, enough miles to circle the globe nearly four times. A snow-lane is calculated as the miles of road multiplied by the number of lanes, which means a one-mile section of four-lane roadway would equal four snow-lane miles.

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