Pennsylvania Department of Transportation News

Commonwealth claims sovereign immunity from SEPTA bus passenger's injury lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is opposing a suit filed by a Philadelphia man after he was allegedly injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole, alleging his claims are baseless and without merit.

Environmental advocate seeks to stop the Burnt Mill Bridge project

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A nonprofit environmental organization is suing state and federal government agencies, citing alleged breach of duty.

State DOT claims no responsibility for Philly sewer drainage cover that allegedly injured plaintiff

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man injured by an errant sewer drainage cover claims that city’s agencies and state authorities were responsible for creating the conditions leading to his accident, while the state claims no control or responsibility for the accident site.

Judge rules against convicts who want their driver's licenses back

By Carrie Salls | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by a potential class of Pennsylvania residents who have had their driver’s licenses suspended because of convictions on drug charges that did not involve a violation of traffic laws, according to an opinion issued on Sept. 25.

Pedestrian blames Newtown Township, PennDOT, Delaware County for fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 10, 2018

MEDIA — A pedestrian is suing the Township of Newtown, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Delaware County and Daniel Fledderman and Colleen Fledderman, citing alleged failure to warn, liability, and negligence.

PennDOT wins discrimination case of employee who allegedly stole dirt from work site

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge has granted a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case brought by a former employee who claims she was discriminated against based on her disability and gender.

Parents of boy who ran onto train tracks and was struck settle lawsuit against CSX for $250K

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2017

MEDIA – The Delaware County Court of Common Pleas earlier this year signed off on a $250,000 settlement regarding a then-11-year-old boy who was hit by a train in Darby on his way to school even though the crossing gates were down and its lights were flashing.

Group challenges PennDOT evaluation to destroy historic Sheephole Bridge

By Louie Torres | Aug 24, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A nonprofit organization is seeking to halt the destruction of a historical stone bridge in Bucks County.

Commonwealth Court issues rulings in lawsuit over exposed Philadelphia trolley track

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.

State court upholds PennDot's decision to deny advertising sign off State Route 322

By Melissa Busch | Apr 21, 2017

A state court recently affirmed the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's decision to deny a permit for an ad sign that was visible from State Route 322, citing a law that restricts billboards within 500 feet of an interchange.

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