PTMA-MC Updates

06/18/2019 -- "CELEBRITY" KEYNOTE SPEAKER & NEW SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR OUR 6/28 ANNUAL MEETING!

The Partnership TMA is excited to announce that Scott Sturgis, Philadelphia Inquirer automotive reviewer and author of the popular nationally syndicated Driver's Seat will serve as our Annual Meeting keynote speaker!  

This year, the Annual Meeting is on Friday, June 28 from noon - 1:30pm (reg. 11:30am) at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA.  The setting is a sumptuous lunch buffet w/ open bar.  The theme is Technology and Transportation.  Philly Electric Wheels (PHEW) of Mount Airy will have a display featuring an electric bicycle and electric car.  And, the following awards will be presented:

Community Award - Telford Borough Public Works Department

President's Award - Stacy Bartels, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Award of Special Recognition - VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn   

Cost: $60 for PTMA members/$65 non-members.  For more details or to RSVP, please click on READ MORE or call us at 215-997-9100.

Thanks to our generous event sponsors: Gilmore & AssociatesMcMahon AssociatesNorth Wales Water Authority; TransNetNappen & AssociatesBorough of Hatfield. and Borough of Lansdale.

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04/29/2019 -- 2019 OZONE SEASON STARTS APRIL 29!

Air Quality Awareness Week (April 29 to May 3) marks the start of ozone season, which runs through September. The Air Quality Partnership monitors ozone levels, provides air quality forecasts, and offers tips you can take to reduce air pollution. Taking steps to reduce air pollution is critical because Greater Philadelphia does not currently meet the federal air quality standards for ground-level ozone.

You can help reduce air pollution. Consider:

  • Rethinking how you travel. Take transit, carpool, or ride a bike to your destination.

  • Cleaning out your trunk. An extra 100 pounds reduces your gas mileage by 2 percent.

  • Refueling in the evening. Ozone levels build through the day. Refuel after peak travel times.

  • Combining errands. Combine other trips with your daily commute to save time, money, and the environment.

  • Maintaining your car. A well-maintained vehicle emits less pollution and saves gas. Properly inflated tires improve your gas mileage by 3 percent, while regular oil changes improve your gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent.

Interested in learning more? To see the daily air quality forecast, get tips to reduce air pollution, and sign up for alerts, visit www.airqualitypartnership.org.

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.

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