PTMA-MC Updates

09/14/2018 -- WELSH ROAD PA TURNPIKE OPEN HOUSE SET FOR 9/20!

How would a Welsh Road interchange on the PA Turnpike affect local traffic?  Come out on Thurs, Sept 20 from 5-7pm to see drawings and speak with planners knowledgeable about the project (PA Turnpike Interchange Study).  Traffic modeling techniques will help us understand how and where congestion might be relieved or increased because of these interchanges.  

The Open House will be held at the Fort Washington Fire House (1245 Fort Washington Ave, Fort Washington).

The other proposed interchange is on Henderson Road in KOP (Open House 9/24 from 5-7PM at Upper Merion Township Building).

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08/09/2018 -- TRANSPORTATION "OFFICE HOURS" COMING TO LANSDALE!

On Thursday, Sept 6 from 10:00am - noon, PTMA staff will be available at the Community Connections "Navicate" office in Lansdale (421 West Main Street) for help with the following services:

  • registering for a SEPTA Key senior photo ID card
  • completing a TransNet application
  • signing up for a PA handicap driving placard
  • planning for trips via public transit
  • figuring out GoGoGrandparent rideshare estimates
  • enrolling in carpool/vanpool options

 

No appointment is needed. 

A special thanks to the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn for a grant to cover these dates.  

 

06/25/2018 -- NEW INSTANT-MATCHING CARPOOL SOFTWARE FROM DVRPC DEBUTS!

With more and more residents looking to find less stressful ways to commute to work, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has unveiled a new carpooling software that offers immediate matches!  

Share-A-Ride is a free, computerized service that matches commuters with transit options, potential carpool and vanpool groups, and even walking and bicycling routes.  The new Share-A-Ride webpage uses a mapping function to match commuters to better options, and even includes information on transit services and times, if relevant. Individuals can also track their commutes in the Commute Journal to calculate their vehicle travel, pollution, and money savings.

To find your matches or to read about the exciting new service, please click on READ MORE.

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05/09/2018 -- PDOT AWARDS $51K TO PTMA TO PROMOTE CHILD BIKE SAFETY!

The Partnership TMA is the lucky recipient of a new grant targeting bike safety among K - 8th graders in Montgomery County!  Beginning in Summer 2018, the $51K award will be used to instruct children on proper bicycle riding and maintenance, as well as distribute helmets to children in those grades.

The grant is part of the $88M Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program which aims to improve to improve alternate forms of transportation while enhancing mobility and public accessibility across the commonwealth.

"Keeping our youngest cyclists safe in their neighborhoods has been a top priority of ours.  The Set-Aside grant now allows us to reach even more students in elementary and middle schools throughout the County to instruct them on potentially life-saving safety methods," said PTMA Executive Director Peggy Schmidt.

For more details or to see a full list of winners, please visit https://bit.ly/2rpouqa.

 

 

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