PennDOT has a new YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PennsylvaniaDOT, to expand its public outreach on safety and education initiatives, as well as department operations.
“Our YouTube channel is our next step in communicating with our customers
in more personal, interactive ways,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said.
So far, the new PennDOT YouTube channel includes:
- Time lapse video from the May 9 tanker fire at the Interstate 81 and U.S. 22/322 interchange;
- Educational and safety videos; and
- Features on PennDOT operations and initiatives.
In the future, the department plans to add videos featuring department
maintenance operations as well as highway safety efforts.
The channel complements PennDOT’s social media outreach on Facebook and
Twitter. Since the department launched its official Twitter account – PennDOTNews – in 2010, more than 11,000 followers have signed on.
The PennDOT Facebook page, which was launched in September 2012, has more than 12,000 “likes.”
In addition to the main PennDOTNews Twitter feed, the department also
maintains eight regional Twitter accounts allowing followers to get updated traffic alerts and local PennDOT news.
To visit and “like” the PennDOT Facebook page, visit
To interact with PennDOT on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews.
PennDOT’s main website, which offers comprehensive information about the
agency, its regional offices and the many services offered, is found at