PTMA-MC Updates

04/18/2018 -- OUR FIRST TRIKATHON IS APRIL 21!

Have you ever wanted to ride a tricycle?  How about seeing others ride one on a fun little obstacle course? 

If so, join us this Saturday (April 21) from 9:00am - 1:00pm at EarthFest in North Wales! 

In honor of Earth Day, services will be available at Boro Hall (300 School St) to town residents including paper shredding, electronics recycling, environmental awareness displays, & more.  To add to the excitement, The Partnership TMA will have a "mini obstacle course" set up in the parking lot for riders to take a spin on a trike.  The rider competing the course in the fastest time will recieve a $25 gift card!

We will also unveil our North Wales Walking Concierge brochure that morning.  Use it to walk to shops, restaurants, parks and other great places around this walkable town!

For more information, please visit www.northwalesborough.org.

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01/25/2018 -- PTMA HIRES NEW MARKETING COORDINATOR

Tiffany Marrero, a seasoned social media and marketing communications professional, was recently selected as the new Marketing Coordinator after an extensive search. 

 

Ms. Marrero’s primary duties will be recruiting new members, updating the agency’s social media accounts, and representing The Partnership TMA at community events and industry workgroups.  A Montgomery Township native, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and sampling the many different local restaurants and cafes.

 

"As The Partnership TMA continues to expand its services and attract new members, we are so fortunate to have someone with Tiffany's talents and vision to help us in these efforts," said Deputy Director Anthony Johnson.

 

In 2017, The VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn awarded the PTMA a capacity-building grant to recruit a multi-talented person who would help to further the agency’s mission of improving transportation options in our local towns and boroughs. 

 

10/27/2017 -- RECENT OPEN HOUSES SHOW LOCAL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS COMING

PennDOT recently held Open Houses for both the Route 309 Connector - Phase 2 project slated for Franconia and Hatfield Twps and Old Forty Foot Road bridge replacement in Towamencin Twp.

The Route 309 Connector is a much-anticipated diverter of traffic from residential roads to a more direct path to the PA Turnpike and Sumneytown Pike.  Design work is underway with construction to begin in 2020.  Click READ MORE to see project specifics.

In scenic Evansburg State Park, the current Old Forty Foot Road bridge has seen better days.  But a $2M replacement will bring wider shoulders for pedestrians and bikers, attractive stonework designs, and anti-erosion supports to protect its base from the swift-flowing Skippack Creek. Construction starts in mid-2018 and will last for less than one year.

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07/10/2017 -- PTMA AWARDED $7,500 GRANT FOR TRAVEL-TRAINING WORK WITH STUDENTS

This month, the Child Development Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to The Partnership TMA for our continued work teaching Montgomery County students on the spectrum how to ride SEPTA.  

In the award-winning program, classes learn how to read a schedule, deal with strange situations, walk safely around transit hubs and more before taking a field trip on SEPTA the final week to practice the lessons in the real world.  Staff are certified through Easter Seals and conduct the travel-training program with middle-and-high-schoolers in Abington, Cheltenham, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, North Penn, Pottstown, Springfield, Upper Merion and Wissahickon schools among others.

To learn more about individual or group travel training, please contact the Mobility Hotline at 1-866-507-4857. 

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