PTMA-MC Updates

05/17/2018 -- RSVP HERE TO CELEBRATE OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 15!

This year, The Partnership TMA is celebrating 25 years of outstanding service to Montgomery County's residents, towns, businesses, and schools! 

We invite you to our 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, June 15 from noon - 1:30pm to help us honor our founding members (the Borough of Hatfield; the Borough of Lansdale; the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Montgomery County; Moyer Indoor l Outdoor, and Pennoni Associates Engineering).  Also, the following awards will be presented:

President's Award - Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Community Award - McMahon Associates, Inc.

Special Recognition - Mary West, Lower Salford Township (ret.)

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA.  Cost: $55 PTMA members; $65 non-members. RSVP on our secure page by clicking READ MORE.

A special thanks to our sponsors:  the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Montgomery County; the Borough of Hatfield; the Borough of North Wales, and McMahon Associates, Inc

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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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04/30/2018 -- HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK!

From April 30 - May 4, the Air Quality Partnership, (a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and several stakeholders will highlight practical ways residents and businesses can fight to keep our air clean as well as recognize agencies in NJ and PA who are leading the charge.  Some high-impact actions residents can do today include:

  • Riding transit, carpooling, or vanpooling
  • Waiting to refuel your vehicle until after the sun goes down
  • Choosing to walk in to a store or bank instead of using the drive-thru

 

To see more tips on reducing your carbon footprint or to sign up for FREE unhealthy air alerts, please visit www.airqualitypartnership.org.

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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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