PTMA-MC Updates

04/15/2019 -- PTMA RECEIVES YOUTH BIKE HELMET GRANT!

In 2000, 62.6% of bicycle fatalities among children and youth, 0 to 19, were caused by head injuries.  Those injuries could have been prevented if they were wearing a bike helmet.

The Partnership TMA recently received a $51K grant from PennDOT for its innovative I Love You and Your Brain, Too campaign that aims to protect the heads of this vulnerable age group as they bike, cruise on skateboards, or even ride in wagons.  Our staff will be on-hand at several community events over the next few months to distribute FREE bike helmets for students in grades K - 8.  To participate, children must be present in order to be fitted for helmets and will need to answer a few simple questions.

Upcoming events include:

Saturday, April 27  10:00am - 3:00pm  Party for the Planet at Elmwood Park Zoo

Monday, May 13  5:00 - 8:00pm  Hatfield Borough Roll N Stroll

A special thanks to I Love You and Your Brain, Too sponsors: Moyer Indoor l Outdoor; Abington Jefferson Health, and the Borough of Hatfield.

04/08/2019 -- NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 8 – 12!

Unfortunately, dozens of highway workers and first responders are killed or injured each year on American roads.  A particular problem area is an active work zone due to narrowed lanes, shifting traffic patterns, bulky construction equipment, and workers passing between the travel lanes.

 During this National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT asks drivers to remember the following:

  • Drive the posted work zone speed limit.
  • Stay alert and pay close attention to signs and flaggers.
  • Turn on your headlights if signs instruct you to do so.
  • Maintain a safe distance around vehicles. Don't tailgate.
  • Use four-way flashers when stopped or traveling slowly.
  • Avoid distractions and give your full attention to the road.
  • Always buckle up.
  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Be patient.

01/25/2019 -- OLD FORTY FOOT ROAD BRIDGE REOPENS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the bridge carrying Old Forty Foot Road over Skippack Creek in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County. The bridge was completed several months ahead of schedule.

 

PennDOT’s contractor replaced the existing bridge with a two-span, pre-stressed, concrete spread box beam bridge. The new structure is 124 feet long, 35 feet wide and includes five-foot shoulders.

 

The new structure replaces the three-span, steel I-beam bridge built in 1934. That structure was 116 feet long, 22 feet wide, and carried an average of 5,217 vehicles a day.

 

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01/07/2019 -- LISTEN TO AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF 2019 CARS & TRUCKS ON COMMENT PLEASE BY UNIVEST!

This Thursday at noon, tune in to Comment Please by Univest: Transportation Edition as popular Driver's Seat columnist Scott Sturgis from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly Auto Show Executive Director Kevin Mazzucola give their thoughts on the newest array of automotive wonders rolling off the assembly line and provide you with a sneak peek of the show (Feb 2 - 10).

Comment Please can be heard live daily on WNPV 1440AM/98.5FM or online at www.wnpv1440.com. 

Live Caller Hotline: 215-723-2116.    

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12/04/2018 -- PTMA "ROAD SHOW" HEADS TO LANSDALE AND WILLOW GROVE!

Through a partnership with the Montgomery County Community Connections "Navicate" program, PTMA staff will now be available monthly at its Lansdale office on the 1st Thursday and its Willow Grove office on the 2nd Friday to assist clients 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. Upcoming dates are: Dec 6 & Jan 3 from 10am-Noon at 421 West Main Street in Lansdale and Dec 14 & Jan 11 from 10am-Noon at 102 North York Road in Willow Grove.

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

 

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