PTMA-MC Updates

08/18/2017 -- GIDEON J. GOOD MEMORIAL BIKE IS DEDICATED IN TELFORD

Pedaling It Forward, a program to honor the memory of a loved one or to spotlight a business or service, made its first unveiling today at the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford. 

The Gideon J. Good Memorial Bike is a loving tribute from a local family to his memory.  His parents, grandparents, great-grandmother and a crowd of family friends and well-wishers gathered under overcast skies to celebrate his life and unveil a shiny new red cruiser in his memory.

Baskets, bells, helmets, and bike racks may also be dedicated under the program for use in any of our free bike share locations.  For more information on Pedaling It Forward, please call us at 215-997-9100. 

07/31/2017 -- NEW BIKE SHARE CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST!

As the PTMA continues to expand its network of free bike share locations, we thought there is no better time than now for a fun summer contest!  

Ride On and Win! will have weekly raffles for gift cards to local stores like Wawa and Dunkin' Donuts to the person checking out the bikes the most in August.  Please note that each check out is considered 1 entry (not the number of days the bike is used).  Also, participants must sign a waiver agreeing to wear a helmet and to obey the rules of the road.

For more information, please call us at 1-866-507-4857.

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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. 

06/19/2017 --SEPTA NEW BUS SCHEDULES, FARE INCREASES COMING

New SEPTA bus schedules are in effect for June 18 - 19, 2017 for many Montgomery County routes including: 93, 94, 98, 99, 124, and 125.  

Also, fare increases begin July 1, 2017.  Cash fare for buses increases 25 cents to $2.50; tokens increase 20 cents each to $2.00; the one-day pass increases $1.00 to $13.00, and the family pass will increase by by $1.00 to $30.00.

For more details, please visit www.septa.org or call the Mobility Hotline (toll free) at 1-866-507-4857.     

 

03/15/2017 -- SEPTA ADDS NEW HORSHAM-AREA BUS SERVICE - ROUTE 311!

Route 311, with service to office parks and hotels along Witmer and Dresher Roads, Commerce and Prudential Avenues in Horsham and Upper Dublin Townships began on February 27.  The new option gives workers a more convenient option to access businesses that are a little too far off the current Route 310's path. #newbus311

The service operates Monday - Saturday.  For more information, please click on READ MORE.

 

 

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02/20/2017 -- DRIVERS NEEDED FOR NEW VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM

The Collaborative for Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications for its new Volunteer Drivers Club.  The program, designed by The Partnership TMA, will service residents who live in the Souderton, North Penn and Wissahickon school districts and need a one-time roundtrip ride to a medical appointment or grocery store.  

If you or someone you know has 1-2 hours a month to donate, please consider signing up as a volunteer driver to help seniors and others without any other form of transportation.  

For more information, please contact The Partnership TMA at 1-866-507-4857 or info@ptma-mc.org.  

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