PTMA-MC Updates

02/23/2018 --SEPTA ROUTE 96 TO DELAY NEW LANSDALE BOARDING LOCATION

A plan to begin/end the popular SEPTA Route 96 bus at a new location on Railroad Avenue has been delayed until further notice due to site issues.  Passengers are asked to continue catching the bus at the intersection of Main & Green Streets.

02/07/2018 -- PTMA TO HOST TRANSPORTATION UPDATE SEMINAR ON MARCH 8!

With so many changes this coming year from SEPTAKey to County Line Road widening to Northeast Extension reconstruction between Lansdale and Quakertown, how can you stay abreast of it all?

Join us on Thursday, March 8 from 9:00 - 11:00am for a 2018 Transportation Update panel discussion.  The Summit will be held at the Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center (1030 Horsham Road).

We have invited representatives from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the PA Turnpike, PennDOT, and SEPTA to give an overview of their projects impacting the County and to answer your questions.

Sponsored by the Borough of Lansdale, Suburban Transit Network (TransNet) and McMahon Associates, Inc.

Cost: $20 members/ $30 non-members. Continental breakfast will be provided (courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Montgomery County). Secure registration page here: http://bit.ly/1vcJVaV

 

 

02/07/2018 -- EAGLES PARADE DAY TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR FEBRUARY 8

With a gigantic turnout expected for the Philadelphia Eagles Parade this Thursday, transportation and mobility in the region is likely to be greatly impacted  - even out in the far suburbs.

SEPTA's service for the day includes free rides on the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad Street Line (courtesy of Independence Blue Cross). Regional Rail will only operate from 37 designated stations including Ambler, Doylestown, Fort Washington, Jenkintown, Lansdale, Pennbrook, and Warminster headed to either Jefferson Station or 30th Street stations only.  Passengers must arrive/depart at the same station.

Fares must be purchased in advance.  Passes are no longer available. 

 

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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. 

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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