PTMA-MC Updates

11/19/2018 -- PET PICS WITH SANTA IS DEC 1!

Furry friends great and small are welcome to stop by our popular annual Pet Pictures with Santa event on Sat., December 1 from 2:00-5:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church (40 N. Main St., Hatfield)! 

New for 2018!! -- Pets will receive their own unique "elf name" and enjoy a "pupuccino" while their adult friends can enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate!

Cost: $12 per photo (includes a photo printed that day & a digital keepsake photo).

Be sure to stick around after Pet Pics for the Borough's arts & crafts night (5:00pm) at Grace Lutheran before the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30pm!    

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11/11/2018 -- REGISTER BELOW FOR DEC 4 BREAKFAST PANEL W/ TIPS ON ATTRACTING, KEEPING WORKERS!

In August 2018, the US Bureau of Labor Statistsics reported there are 900K more jobs than available workers,  How does an employer recruit and retain qualified workers in such a competitive environment without breaking the bank? 

Join us for Ready! Set! Retain! on Tuesday, Dec 4 from 9:00-11:00am.  This informative breakfast panel discussion w/ human capital experts from Montgomery County CareerLink, the Montgomery County Industrial Development Corporation, and the Keystone Opportunity Center will arm you w/ sure-fire ways to get your job announcements to stand out and show you how best to stop a "revolving door" of new hires.

Ready! Set! Retain! will be held at the Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center (1030 Horsham Road).

Special thanks to TransNet (event sponsor) and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County (breakfast sponsor). 

Tickets: $25 for PTMA and Chamber members; $35 for non-members.  Please visit our secure page to register: https://bit.ly/1vcJVaV or call 215-997-9100. 

 

10/03/2018 -- PEGGY SCHMIDT WINS INAUGURAL 'BRIDGE BUILDER AWARD'!

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (MontCoWorks) has named PTMA Executive Director Peggy Schmidt to be the first-ever recipient of its Bridge Builder Award.  The award recognizes her years-long commitment as a board member as well as her contributions toward bridging the resources that connect workforce organizations, employers, job seekers, students, groups and individuals.

Ms. Schmidt received the award from the Montgomery County Commissioners at a special presentation during the 2nd Annual Building Bridges: Workforce Partnerships in Action held in Norristown on October 3, 2018.  

For more info on MontCoWorks, please click READ MORE.  

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10/01/2018 -- TAP INTO TRANSIT SET FOR OCTOBER 25!

If you live or work in the North Penn area, you know that this is one of the most-active transportation regions in the state!  Unexpected road & bridge closures. Changing SEPTA Key updates.  REAL ID delays for the airport.  How can you keep track of it all?

Please join us at Tap into Transit on Thurs, Oct 25 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for a fun and informative update on all the transit and mobility updates from our area that you can then use to plan your commute or holiday travels.  Drink & appetizer specials will be available for purchase.  Free SEPTA giveaways for all in attendance.

RoundGuys Brewery is located at 324 W Main St (enter on S Wood St).  This is a free event but registration is preferred - 215-997-9100.     

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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