PTMA-MC Updates

05/28/2020 -- LATEST CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL-RELATED UPDATES

With the fast-moving developments around transportation and travel due to COVID-19's impact, this section will have links where you can get the latest information with just one click. 

Or, you can always contact our Mobility Hotline at 1.866.507.4857 or info@ptma-mc.org during business hours.

Amtrak: (Keystone, Pennsylvanian routes now canceled until further notice): https://www.amtrak.com/alert/nec-modified-schedule.html

PA Turnpikehttps://www.paturnpike.com/yourTurnpike/covid19_info.aspx

PennDOT: Licenses, registrations, and other documents set to expire before May 31 are now auto-extended to June 30, 2020; REAL ID deadline extended to October 2021): https://www.penndot.gov/pages/coronavirus.aspx

Philadelphia International Airport: Masks are now required throughout the property https://www.phl.org/covid19

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (Free fares on all bus routes through May 31; all riders must wear masks and enter/exit through rear door): http://pottstownarearapidtransit.com/

SEPTA (SEPTA  resumed normal bus, trolley, subway service on May 17 - payment required; Regional Rail operating on Lifeline Service except Airport Line (every hour): http://www.septa.org/notice/coronavirus-tips.html

Trans-Bridge Lines (All service is suspended until further notice): https://transbridgelines.com/choose-your-route

TransNet (Reservations being taken for essential destinations only): https://www.suburbantransit.org/

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05/04/2020 -- 2020 OZONE SEASON STARTS MAY 4!

National Air Quality Awareness Week is May 4-8, 2020, and 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. 

Ground-level ozone can damage your lungs and make you more susceptible to infection. The good news is that everyone can take positive actions to reduce air pollution and help protect your community’s lungs. 

To reduce air pollution, you can:

  • Combine errands. Limit and combine essential trips to save time, money, and the environment.

  • Rethink how you travel. When stay-at-home orders are lifted and we go back to work, consider telecommuting, or walk or ride a bike to your destination if possible. 

  • Don’t top off your gas tank. You may not be filling your tank as often, but when you do, don’t top off the tank. Spillage adds two tons of pollution to the air each day.

  • Refuel at the end of the day. Ozone levels are highest in the afternoon.

  • Clean out your trunk. While you’re at home, it’s a great time to clean out your trunk. An extra 100 pounds reduces your gas mileage by 2 percent.

  • Maintain 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.

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04/28/2020 -- ANNOUNCING OUR NEW VIRTUAL BIKE TO WORK CHALLENGE!

If you have been wanting to bike to work but have been hesitant because of busy streets or no place to change into work attire when you arrive, then we have a new activity just for you!  

Beginning May 3, you can enter our Virtual Bike to Work Challenge.  It's so easy - all you need to do is use Google Maps or Mapquest to see how many miles roundtrip your commute would be daily.  Then, pedal those same number of miles each day either on a stationary bike or around your neighborhood.  Last, just make sure to register your miles for the month on either our Facebook page (The Partnership TMA of Montgomery County) or send to info@ptma-mc.org.  All participants will receive a cool metal dog tag, and the top winner will receive a $50 gift card! 

The contest ends May 31, 2020.   See Read More below for further qualifying details (click the blue link above picture).  Happy riding!

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03/11/2020 -- TMA OFFERS TIPS TO HELP EMPLOYEES WORK-FROM-HOME DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

As COVID-19 continues to change the way people gather for work and pleasure, The Partnership TMA offers the following tips to set up telecommuting programs for employees:

  • establish clear guidelines on what hours the employee should be available for calls, video meetings
  • determine if using personal home computer is sufficient or whether a work-only laptop is needed
  • identify an area of the home that is conducive for focused work (i.e. low foot traffic, no television)
  • explain whether allowances will be given for Internet, cell phone, printing costs
  • maintain regular check-ins to ensure the arrangement is working as planned

The Partnership TMA offers its members expert advice on setting up telecommuting policies.  For more information, please contact us at 215-997-9100 or click on READ MORE.

 

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09/09/19 -- PTMA ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUTER OF THE MONTH DISTINCTION!

If you are a PTMA member and know of a co-worker or employee with an interesting commute who either lives or works in Montgomery County, nominate them to be our Commuter of the Month! 

Besides receiving a certificate and promotion on our social media, the employee/business will also be in the running for Commuter of the Year award at our Annual Meeting!  

Find the nomination form here.

 

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