Good News For Area Cross County Tractor Driver

HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Rep. Gordon Denlinger praised PennDOT’s announcement that it will grant Ivan Stoltzfus a special waiver to drive his modified vintage farm tractor through Pennsylvania during his cross-country trip where he hopes to raise over $1 million for wounded veterans returning home from war. A constituent of Denlinger’s, Stoltzfus has been restoring a 1948 John Deere tractor to start his transcontinental journey at the ocean shore in New Jersey, and travel through Pennsylvania on his way to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in California. Stoltzfus ran into trouble when he discovered PennDOT regulations required him to obtain written permission from every municipality he would pass through, configure a traffic control plan – which would have to be approved by PennDOT and all involved police departments – and obtain escorts throughout his journey across the Commonwealth. Seeing this as an insurmountable level of regulatory requirements, the retired auctioneer reached out to Rep. Denlinger for help. Denlinger said. “After working with PennDOT legal staff, we were able to find a provision in law that will allow Ivan to continue his trip to raise money and awareness for those whom we can never truly repay.” For information on his project, go to: http://helpamericanheroes.com.

REP. GORDON DENLINGER

REP. GORDON DENLINGER

IVAN STOLTZFUS

                        IVAN STOLTZFUS

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