PTMA-MC Updates

11/13/2019 -- PET PICS W/ SANTA NOW INCLUDES NEW "FLEA" MARKET, BIKE HELMET GIVEAWAY ON DEC 7!

It's that time of year again - our 7th Annual Pet Pictures w/ Santa is set for Saturday, Dec 7 from 3:00 - 5:00pm!  Santa welcomes all well-behaved dogs, cats, rabbits, birds & more.  Cost: $12 (includes a printed photo keepsake & a digital photo).  All proceeds are evenly split with the Montgomery County SPCA.

A new addition this year is our Furry "Flea" Market from 3:00 - 5:00pm!  Browse new and gently-used donated pet coats, treats, and toys.  If you would like to make a donation by Dec 5, please drop items off at Colmar Veterinary Hospital (2252 N. Broad St, Colmar; 215-822-1007) or at the PTMA (595 Bethlehem Pike, Ste 102, Montgomeryville; 215-997-9100). 

Also new is a Free Bike Helmet Giveaway starting at 5:15pm that evening for students in K - 8th grades!  Our "I Love You and Your Brain Too" campaign has distributed 125 helmets to promote safe bike practices among youth.  Children must be present to be fitted for helmets - no exceptions.

All events will be held at Grace Lutheran Church (40 N. Main St., Hatfield).  For more info: 215-997-9100.

Thank you to our Bike Helmet Sponsors: Bergman Engineering, Moyer Indoor l Outdoor, Univest, Abington-Jefferson Health, and Hatfield Borough.         

10/29/2019 -- SEE THE FUTURE OF MUNICIPAL ROAD REPAIR ON NOV 19TH!

At our Public Works Luncheon in Hatfield Borough on Tues., November 19th at 11:30am, attendees will witness an amazing new technology used worldwide to analyze roads!

RoadBotics of Pittsburgh, PA will discuss how governments, engineering firms, and private industries can have affordable, real time and objective road condition assessments. RoadBotics uses A.I. to not only improve roads, but also all critical infrastructure that impacts people’s daily lives.  Presently over 100 governments across the world use RoadBotics’ pavement assessments to fix the right roads at the right time while saving taxpayer dollars.

Members of the PTMA are welcome to attend the event for free along with a guest.  Reservations can be made by calling 215-997-9100.  If your municipality is not a member of our organization, you are welcome to attend for the registration fee of $20.  Secure registration page here: https://bit.ly/1vcJVaV  

09/12/2019 -- MONEY & TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT SET FOR OCT 29TH!

What is the long term transportation funding outlook?

Are there local grant monies available?

How can employers save money and offer employee perks at the same time?

Is there a way for commuters to save money on their daily commute?

Come and listen to knowledgeable speakers from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Montgomery County Planning Commission and SEPTA on these topics.  A light breakfast will be served.

The cost is $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers.  Sponsorships available.    

Register by clicking READ MORE to print and return form or call us at 215-997-9100.

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

For nearly 18 years, Dennis Haggerty, Jr. (pictured) has biked the extensive network of Montgomery County trails to get to his job. 

As the current Director of Administration (and former Public Works Director) for Horsham Township, biking to work has its advantages.  Dennis said he is able to "get in a good workout while checking the trails for any hazards or areas of improvement".  This is no small feat in Horsham, which has one of the largest trail systems in the region. 

And, despite getting exercise, saving fuel costs, and avoiding traffic, Dennis said his favorite aspect of biking to work is "the excellent view from the 5-mile, 12-foot wide paved main trail.  Anytime you can access it or one of the connector trails, you will not be disappointed!" Find the nomination form here.

Congratulations to Dennis Haggerty, Jr. of Horsham Township, our September 2019 Commuter of the Month!   

08/02/2019 -- PA GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE TO SWITCH FROM DIESEL TO ALT-FUEL VEHICLES!

If you’re a business owner, government, or community organization in Pennsylvania and interested in cleaner transportation options, we have good news for you! Two more grant programs have opened to help you switch from older diesel engines to cleaner technologies. This makes a total of five funding programs currently open, with over $10 million available.

 

Older diesel engines generate over 25 percent of the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) pollution in Pennsylvania. Launched under the Wolf Administration, Driving PA Forward supports the permanent reduction of NOx emissions statewide. New engine technologies, such as electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, and clean diesel, can significantly reduce pollutants from freight and delivery trucks, transit and school buses, and other mobile sources that rely on older diesel technology.

 

Funding comes from Pennsylvania’s share of a national settlement with Volkswagen Group of America for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.

 

For complete grant and rebate program information, click READ MORE.

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