PTMA-MC News

11/29/2013 -- IT'S LOVELY WEATHER FOR A TRAIN RIDE TOGETHER WITH YOU ON DECEMBER 9!

Have you been wanting to go downtown but would like a companion during the train ride or just need a refresher on riding SEPTA? 

If so, PTMA is offering local residents a FREE escorted train ride on Monday, December 9.  We will meet at the Lansdale train station at 9:30am where PTMA staff will greet you and purchase your fare.  We then climb aboard the Doylestown line for a quick trip into Suburban Station where you will have free time to shop, grab lunch or visit the Christmas displays.  The group will then catch the 2:17pm train back to Lansdale. 

To register, please contact the Mobility Hotline at 1-866-507-4857 (toll free) or info@ptma-mc.org.  

 

10/18/2013 -- PETER BECKER COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

Dozens turned out on a beautiful October day to cut the ribbon on the PTMA's newest free bike share program at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville.  A unique feature of this location is the addition of mint-green tricycles in addition to the regular red two-wheelers at other locations. 

PTMA Executive Director Peggy Schmidt said she is excited to offer a fun form of transportation at the spacious community as a way " to keep residents and staff engaged with healthy activities while allowing them to explore this beautiful campus."

Please see a full report and photos from the Souderton Independent here:  http://montgomerynews.com/articles/2013/10/18/souderton_independent/news/doc52560e90745bb434833592.txt   

 

10/07/2013 --  BOO!  PTMA TO HOST HATFIELD HALLOWEEN WALK ON OCTOBER 24

Are there really ghost pets?  Why are black cats considered unlucky?  What are some haunted places in Hatfield Borough?

Please join us for a free moonlight walking tour of Haunted Hatfield on Thursday, October 24 at 7pm.  Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a sweater.  Register at 215.699.2733 to receive a free gift the night of the event.  The tour begins at Hatfield Borough Hall (401 S. Main Street). 

 

10/04/2013 -- TRIKES!  PTMA CUTS THE RIBBON ON FREE SENIOR BIKE SHARE IN HARLEYSVILLE

Peter Becker Community residents and staff in Harleysville now have another option when traveling the campus.  Four mint-green tricycles and several red two-wheelers provide a fun and efficient way to travel around the campus.  Residents can use newly created maps to explore different sections or get a good workout.  This is the fourth bike share to open - other locations include the Upper Perk Library, the Freedom Valley YMCA and Hatfield Borough. 

  

 

07/17/2013 -- FREE RIDE!  PTMA LAUNCHES TRY TRANSIT! PROGRAMS FOR NEW & RETURNING RIDERS

Have you wanted to use SEPTA but wanted to do a trial run first?  Are you unemployed and hoping to attend a job fair in the city?  If so, Try Transit! will reimburse a one-time roundtrip fare on SEPTA or Pottstown Area Rapid Transit.  Please note an original receipt from the driver or ticket counter is REQUIRED for eligibility. 

 

For the reimbursement form or tips for first-time transit users, please contact The Mobility Hotline at 1.866.507.4857 or info@ptma-mc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

06/05/2013 -- THE PARTNERSHIP TMA ANNUAL MEETING RECAP

More than 60 people attended The Partnership TMA's Annual Meeting luncheon gala on May 31 at the William Penn Inn to look back on the year in transportation/mobility.  Guests dined on salmon, chicken marsala and roast pork loin after playing a spirited mini-golf round  - congratulations to Lansdale Borough Manager Timi Kirchner for winning the coveted PTMA "blue jacket"!

 

Award winners included: SEPTA (Community Award), Hatfield Borough (President's Award) and Rahul Thevar (Outstanding Youth Award).  The tone of the meeting became emotional when Mr. Thevar was honored for his completing the PTMA's student travel-training program at North Penn High School, working throughout the school year at a local grocery store, earning his driver's license and enrolling in courses at a local college.

The Partnership TMA also thanked outgoing board president Stephanie Butler, P.E. for her dedicated service and welcomed new president David Tomko.

 

The Annual Meeting was generously sponsored by:  Moyer Indoor I Outdoor; Borough of Hatfield; Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; Pennoni Associates; Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin; Borough of Lansdale and North Penn Water Authority.  

 

 

 

 

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