PTMA-MC Updates

04/06/2020 -- 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 Turnpike (Most service plaza rest stops now open 24 hours w/ limited food service): https://www.paturnpike.com/yourTurnpike/covid19_info.aspx

PennDOT (Work to resume this week on critical bridge & road repairs; Licenses, registrations, and other documents set to expire before April 30 are now auto-extended to May 31, 2020; REAL ID deadline extended to October 2021): https://www.penndot.gov/pages/coronavirus.aspx

Philadelphia International Airporthttps://www.phl.org/covid19

Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (Free fares on all bus routes through May 1; exter/exit through rear door now in effect): http://pottstownarearapidtransit.com/

SEPTA (Rear-bus boarding now in effect; no cash payments accepted on buses; Regional Rail to run on Essential Schedule; Airport Line to run every hour; all other modes including Routes 94, 96, & 132 to operate on Saturday schedule until further notice; the Lansdale Parking Garage is now closed; ticket windows and waiting rooms are now closed at Ambler, Lansdale, North Wales): 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/

03/13/2020 -- SENIOR SEPTA KEY PROCESSING SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AT MANY LOCATIONS

The Partnership TMA, along with walk-in Senior SEPTA Key locations at 1234 Market Street and in the Suburban Station concourse in Philadelphia, has temporarily suspended processing of applications.  This change is due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will last until further notice. 

If attempting to have an application completed at a local elected official's office, we advise you to please call them first before visiting.

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03/13/2020 -- PENNDOT AGENCIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE

Effective March 13, the following locations will be closed and reopen no sooner than Friday, March 27, 2020:

  • King of Prussia Driver License and REAL ID Center, 143 S Gulph Rd, King of Prussia
  • Norristown Driver License and REAL ID Center, 1700 Markley St, Norristown
  • Huntingdon Valley Driver License and REAL ID Center, 2022 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley
  • Harleysville Photo License Center, 345 Main St, Harleysville
  • Ardmore Photo License Center, 30 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore
  • Pottstown Photo License Center, 978 E High St, Pottstown

The issuance of REAL IDs has been suspended in neighboring counties.  Also, PDOT's District 6 main office in KOP will be closed along with the Montgonery County Maintenance Office.  

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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01/22/2020 -- STEPPED-UP WORK ZONE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT NOW UNDERWAY!

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that the required 60-day pre-enforcement period for the state’s Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program ends March 4.

The program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record drivers who exceed the posted speed limits in work zones using electronic speed-timing devices.

Local work zones that will be monitored under the new program include:

Interstate 476 Total Reconstruction (Mileposts 31-38), Montgomery County

US 1, Section RC1, Bucks County

Interstate 276, Section RC1, Bucks County

US 1, Section WAV (Wayne Avenue Viaduct), Philadelphia

The AWZSE program was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018. During the pre-enforcement period, automated speed enforcement units will be deployed in active work zones, but violations will not be issued and no points will be assessed to the driver's license.

AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Once enforcement begins on March 4, registered owners will receive a warning letter for a first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense, and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses.

 

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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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