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Pa. Tightens Autonomous Vehicle Testing Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has released updated voluntary guidelines asking autonomous vehicle (AV) makers testing in the state to put a second safety engineer in the passenger seat.

Pa. Targets Aggressive Drivers

PennDOT launches an aggressive-driving crackdown that involves hundreds of police agencies and continues through Nov. 22.

Pennsylvania Extends Alt Fuel Vehicle Rebates

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31.

Pa. Gives $7.7M for Natural Gas Conversions

Twenty-five companies and organizations received $7.7 million in grant funds from Pennsylvania to covert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas, Gov. Tom Corbett announced March 21.

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacity equal or greater than 10 kilo-watt hours (kWh), including models such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Volt, are eligible for the highest rebate amount.

Pa. Governor Signs Ban on Texting While Driving

CAMP HILL, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Nov. 9 signed legislation that bans texting while driving on Pennsylvania roads. The new law, which makes texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine, takes effect in 120 calendar days.