The Ridgway Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a license/insurance/registration checkpoint on 948 near the interchange with 219 on Wednesday. This is in support of current PennDOT efforts to increase funding in the wake of a $600 million budget shortfall they announced in November of 2020. 

With PennDOT sending out suspensions for issues from years ago many residents are lost in a bureaucratic nightmare. Thankfully for Elk County residents Representative Mike Armanini's office in St. Marys has the experienced team of Victoria Stanish and Sue Brawand. Located at 53 South St. Marys Street. They can be reached at 814-781-6301 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. While they can't change suspensions or reduce fines, they can contact PennDOT for residents and expedite matters when there are delays or breakdowns in communication. Residents still have to pay fines and fees, but with no local authorized PennDOT express center closer than DuBois, this team works hard every day to help local constituents, and they don't charge a fee like those other centers.  

Read more about it in Thursday's Ridgway Record

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