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Performance Results

January 2024

Check out PennDOT's 2022 Annual Report.

Delivering Results that Improve Your Mobility and Quality of Life

PennDOT oversees programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. More than three-quarters of PennDOT's annual budget is invested in Pennsylvania's approximately 120,000 miles of state and local highways and 32,000 state and local bridges. PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,000 bridges, a system first established in 1911.

A comprehensive summary of accomplishments and funding usage in 2022 can be found in our 2022 Annual Report.

7

Construction Contracts Completed By Private-Sector Partners *

1,739

Projects +

$11.73

Billion in Projects +

136

Miles of Roadway Improved *

+ Underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year | * From January 1-31, 2024

Across the state, 1,793 projects are underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year, with a total value of $11.73 billion. More information on project funding can be found on our Transportation Funding page.

In 2024, 7 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners. 42 state and locally owned bridges were let to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces through January 2024. 136 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews through January 2024. This includes 125 miles of paving.

See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.

The number of state-owned bridges in poor condition has decreased from a high of 6,034 in 2008 to roughly 2,283. See the condition of bridges near you on our Bridge Conditions Map.

2023 In Review

684 bridges were let to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces in 2023. 7,011 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews in 2023. This includes 2,522 miles of paving.

PennDOT's 11 Engineering Districts throughout the state maintain, restore, and expand the state's highway systems. Each office does its part to deliver a safe and efficient transportation system on the nearly 40,000 miles of highway and rougly 25,400 bridges that PennDOT is reponsible for.

Featured Projects

Overhead view of two teardrop roundabouts being constructed over a major highway.

I-90 Reconstruction Project

District 1

Cost: $66.1 million

County: Erie

Construction workers in safety gear work on top of a bridge at night.

Ball's Bend Safety Improvement Project

District 10

Cost: $26.5 million

County: Butler

Section of newly paved and painted roadway on a residential street.

Route 199 Reconstruction

District 3

Cost: $16.4 million

County: Bradford

Multimodal

2022 PennDOT Highlights

195.7 Million Fixed-Route Bus Trips

65 Operating Railroads

5,600 Miles of Railroad Tracks

121 Licensed Public Airports

Three women wearing cloth face masks sit in a bus.

20.6 million

Fixed Bus Trips for Seniors

A man assists a woman in a wheelchair getting on a bus.

2.1 Million

Senior Shared-Ride Program Trips

In 2022, PennDOT advanced several Active Transportation Plan priorities to improve opportunities for walking and biking through coordination efforts with planning regions across the state.

The department finalized a Shared Use Path Right-of-Way Agreement to be used in lieu of prior agreement templates. The single template addresses all scenarios where a shared use path (trail) is requested within the right-of-way, including shared use paths, trails in limited access, and separated bicycle facilities. The agreement requires improvements to be maintained post-construction by local authorities.

The department continues to make updates to Pub 13 (Design Manual 2) to provide design flexibility for all modes of transportation.

PennDOT continues to coordinate with local and state partners to prioritize and fund local planning efforts, improve trail facilities, and educate local communities in the value of active transportation.

Department staff continue outreach to all partners on the Active Transportation Plan as part of education and awareness and to emphasize the importance of the PennDOT Connects process to identify and support local planning needs.

As of November 2022 there are 678 transit vehicles powered by alternative fuels in operation at Pennsylvania transit agencies. In 2022, 181 transit vehicles were replaced throughout Pennsylvania with the help of state funding.

Container lifts and containers at the Port of Philadelphia due to PA Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program:

  • 20,831 Added Container Lifts (FY 21-22)
  • 236,659 Total Lifts Increased Since 2015 (FY 21-22)

Keystone corridor passenger trips:

  • Keystone: 717,361 (FY 21-22)
  • Pennsylvanian: 174,374 (FY 21-22)
  • Total: 891,735 (FY 21-22)
  • 99 aviation grants awards (FY 20-21)
  • $32.9 million in grant funding (FY 20-21)
  • 121 public airports/heliports licensed in PA
  • 14 scheduled service airports
  • 14 commercial airports
  • 63 federally sponsored airports
  • 23 Rail Freight Projects (RFAP/RTAP) approved (FY 21-22)
  • 11 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) projects completed in CY 2022 totaling approximately 49 miles of track improved/added
  • 11 Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) projects completed in CY 2022 totaling 78 miles of track improved/added
  • 65 operating railroads
  • More than 5,600 miles of track

Driver & Vehicle Services

In 2022, PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services licensed Pennsylvania's nearly 9.1 million drivers and 798,700 motorcyclists, while registering nearly 12.1 million vehicles and close to 369,200 motorcycles.

A group of people stand to the left of a large banner that reads Save Lives and promotes the Gift of Life Donor Program.

Many Pennsylvanians have answered the call to become organ donors, helping the Pennsylvania organ donation organizations reach a major milestone this year. Nearly 50 percent of current driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors — that's more than five million Pennsylvanians. Currently, more than 7,000 Pennsylvanians await organ transplants. Learn more at Donate Life Pennsylvania.

PennDOT Driver License Centers are operated by PennDOT employees and offer driver license services.

PennDOT's stand-alone Photo Centers are located throughout Pennsylvania. When you receive a camera card, which is an invitation to our photo license, identification card process, you must appear at a photo center to obtain a photo for a driver's license or an identification card.

PennDOT partners with private businesses to provide customers with face-to-face, over-the-counter services. Online indicates that these business partners have a secure, electronic connection to PennDOT and can issue a variety of products on-the-spot. These businesses charge a market-driven fee for their services in addition to applicable PennDOT fees.

9.1 Million

Licensed Drivers

12.1 Million

Registered Vehicles

3,180

Special Fund License Plates Sold

$61,000

Special Fund License Plates Proceeds

9.9 Million

Online Transaction

24,000

Personal License Plates Sold

30,400

PA Motorcycle License App Downloads

798,700

Licensed Motorcyclists

369,200

Registered Motorcycles

13,400

Participants in the Motorcycle Safety Course

394,300

PA Driver License App Downloads

Financials

Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Photo Credit: Dave Thompson

Revenue Sources 2021-22
Source Amount
State Funding
Motor License Fund: Non-Restricted $2,692,001,000
Motor License Fund: Restricted $1,901,979,000
Motor License Fund: Restricted Aviation $11,780,000
Multimodal Fund $139,244,000
Act 44 Public Transportation Trust Fund $2,055,239,000
Act 26 Pennsylvania Transportation Assistance Fund $262,183,000
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank $42,000,000
Lottery Fund $170,907,000
General Fund $128,115,000
General Fund Bonds $175,000,000
Unconventional Gas Well Fund $1,000,000
Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Fund $80,000
Total State Funding $7,579,528,000
Federal & Other Funding
Federal Funds: Highways $2,273,129,000
Federal Funds: Pass Through $171,958,000
Federal Funds: Public Transportation and Other $205,750,000
Federal & Other: Aviation $45,049,000
Other Funds: Highways $226,111,000
Federal & Other Funds: Rail Freight $0
Total Federal & Other $2,921,997,000
Total Funding $10,501,525,000
Revenue Uses 2021-22
Source Amount
Highway-Related
Highway & Bridge Maintenance $1,777,044,000
Highway & Bridge Improvement $3,281,654,000
Driver & Vehicle Services $311,526,000
Payments to Local Government $869,172,000
PennDOT Facilities $16,000,000
General Government Operations $58,934,000
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank $42,000,000
Refunds & Other $3,550,000
Welcome Centers $4,115,000
Total Highway-Related Uses $6,363,995,000
Multimodal-Related
Aviation $66,829,000
Rail Freight $41,000,000
Mass Transit $2,442,422,000
Rural & Intercity Transit $207,650,000
Free & Shared Ride Transit $170,907,000
Aviation Grants $6,720,000
Rail Freight Grants (EA) $11,197,000
Passenger Rail Grants (EA) $8,959,000
Ports & Waterways Grants (EA) $11,197,000
Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Grants Statewide (EA) $2,239,000
Statewide Program Grants (EA) $40,000,000
Multimodal Administration & Oversight (EA) $4,317,000
Transfer to Commonwealth Financial Authority (EA) $54,615,000
PennPorts Regional Port Authority Debt Service $0
Total Multimodal Uses $3,068,052,000
Debt Service & Other Agencies
Pennsylvania State Police $509,870,000
General Fund Capital Debt $119,646,000
Pennsylvania Turnpike $163,782,000
Motor License Fund Capital Debt: Highway and Bridges $130,375,000
Other Agencies $136,805,000
Tort Payments $9,000,000
Total Debt Service & Other Agencies $1,069,478,000
Total Revenue Uses $10,501,525,000

All states struggle with how to pay for transportation infrastructure and services. Pennsylvania is especially challenged in this area for two reasons: the age and size of our transportation network, and our outsized reliance on the unsustainable gas tax to pay for it. Due to inflation and fuel efficiency, it is increasingly clear that the gas tax is not sustainable and other options must be explored to provide reliable transportation funding.

Motor License Fund Income 2020-21
Source Amount
Liquid Fuels Tax $384,633,000
License & Fees $1,139,824,000
Other $9,840,000
Total State Revenue Utilized $4,534,297,000
Motor License Fund Expenditures 2020-21
Source Amount
Highway Maintenance $1,678,818,000
Highway & Bridge Improvement $1,057,669,000
State Police $500,000,000
Local Subsidy $612,417,000
Driver & Vehicle Services $247,735,000
Other Department $193,661,000
Turnpike $163,782,000
Other PennDOT $80,215,000
Total State Expenditures $4,534,297,000

How to Reach Us

PennDOT's 11 Engineering Districts throughout the state maintain, restore and expand the state's highway systems. Each office does its part to deliver a safe and efficient transportation system on the nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,400 bridges that PennDOT is responsible for.

See or sign up for PennDOT news near you by finding your Regional Office.

More information about PennDOT's operations and the state highway system is available in PennDOT's Fact Book (PDF).

Photo Credit: Dave Thompson

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