Monthly Archives: July 2015

PA. Secretary Of Transportation Headlines 2015 Muni Conference & Trade Show

Nearly 200 municipality employees, engineers, road and highway managers, emergency services personnel and planning department members came out to DCTMA’s annual Municipalities Conference and Trade Show on Thursday, April 9th at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center. This year’s theme was “Congestion Coordination & Traffic Planning Solutions.”

DCTMA welcomed Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards as the keynote speaker. She discussed many vital issues facing the state’s transportation network, especially the passing of House Bill 1060. Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation invests almost two and half billion dollars into transportation by the fifth year of the plan. Richards also discussed her support of Transportation Management Associations and focused on their importance to the ever-changing transportation industry.

In addition, there were four break-out meetings, casino online including “Stop, Look, & Listen!” with SEPTA for answers to all public transit questions, Incident Management, and Coastal Zone Task Force. Attendees had an opportunity to network throughout the exhibit area and make contacts with businesses vital to their respective municipalities. There was also a panel discussion including John Ward, Deputy Executive Director, DVRPC; Ron Hopkins, Assistant General Manager of Operations, SEPTA; Emmanuel Anastasiadis, Traffic Operations and ITS Manager, PennDOT District 6; Lou Hufnagle, Senior Planner, Delaware County Planning Department; and moderated by Eric Ostimchuk, P.E, PTOE, Principal, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

During the buffet luncheon, DCTMA raffled off several great prizes – an overnight stay at Staybridge Suites and a 2-bike bicycle rack for use in a municipality.

The event was sponsored by: Premiere sponsors: Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau, Boeing, TD Bank & PECO; Sponsors: Stantec, Boles Smyth Associates, Inc., Crozer Keystone Health System, Drexelbrook, DVRPC, Benesch, McCormick Taylor, Pennoni Associates, Inc., SEPTA and Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Anti Drunk-Driving Campaign

DCTMA and Crozer-Keystone Health System partnered with state and local police, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, local and state officials, and many others who came out to support an event promoting leaving the keys at home and riding SEPTA or getting a designated sober driver this St. Patrick’s day! Click on each of the following to hear:

Welcome Our New Project Coordinator!

DCTMA welcomes Bridget Waldron as the new Project Coordinator. Bridget is a West Chester University Marketing grad. While at WCU, Bridget interned for Comcast-Spectacor as a Complex-Marketing Intern and the Philadelphia Flyers as a Community Relations intern. She’s a Delaware County native, attending both Nativity B.V.M and Penncrest High School.

Bridget will coordinate several major projects for DCTMA, including best online casino the 2015 Municipalities Conference and Trade Show and 2015 Access to Jobs EXPO.

Bridget enjoys services projects and has volunteered for Circle K and Habitat for Humanity. In her free time, Bridget enjoys working out, reading, and exploring the latest trends in fashion, travel, and social media.

Too Tipsy to Drive this Holiday Season? – I SEPTA Media!


DCTMA Revs Up Coaster Campaign to Help Prevent Drunk Driving

Media, PA – Be sure your holiday season is merry and bright this year. Don’t drink and drive – “I SEPTA Media!”

The long Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, and the 2014 holiday season filled with special parties and celebrations will officially kick off. Unfortunately, that means more people under the influence will get behind the wheel. Pennsylvania State Police report that over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday in 2013, 936 crashes were investigated by State Police, 74 of those were alcohol-related, and 433 operators were issued DUIs. That only includes state numbers. PennDOT reports state and municipal police responded to more than 4,600 crashes, 48 of them fatal.

With that in mind, the Delaware County Transportation Management Association is ramping up its special coaster campaign to remind people who have one too many to stay out of their cars and take public transportation instead. The DCTMA team will hand out coasters to select bars along State Street known for their expected large crowds the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, also informally known as “Blackout Wednesday.” There are four different coasters showing the public transit routes directly serving Media Borough, including the 101 Trolley, Media-Elwyn Regional Rail, and the 110 and 118 buses.

About Delaware County Transportation Management Association

The Delaware County Transportation Management Association is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the transportation network serving the county. The DCTMA provides a forum where employers and municipalities as well as local, county and state agencies and transit authorities can cooperatively address transportation issues and coordinate cost-effective and efficient transportation management strategies for Delaware County. Through coordinated planning and cooperative efforts, the DCTMA helps to promote a cleaner, healthier environment, to sustain the quality of life, and to enhance the economic vitality of Delaware County.

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For more information, contact Marketing Coordinator Lauren Avellino Turton at lturton@dctma.org or 610-892-9440.

2014 Access to Jobs EXPO

On October 16th the Delaware County TMA in conjunction with Delaware County Council, Pennsylvania CareerLink, the Delaware County Commerce Center, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, held the 20th Annual Access to Job’s EXPO.

The event had an excellent turnout and our vendors got the chance to meet great local job seekers.
Special thanks to our 2014 Sponsors – Aqua America Inc., Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau, Crozer Keystone Health System, Fair Acres, Goodwill Industries of Delaware & Delaware County & SEPTA.

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Surrey Seniors Video Premiere Party!

BRAVO!!!

It was a packed house today at Surrey Havertown for our big Travel Training Video Premiere Party! DCTMA threw an Oscar-themed event and we had dozens of special guests in the audience for the star-studded debut. No party is complete without mini Oscar statuettes for our celebs, swag bags filled with fun stuff, glitzy decor, and a special luncheon party!

VIP guests included – our Premiere Sponsor Beneficial Bank, DCTMA staff and Executive Board, Surrey staff and Delaware County Advisory Council members, and representatives from SEPTA. And of course, our Hollywood stars, the Surrey Seniors!

The DCTMA Travel Training team recently produced an instructional video with our friends from Surrey which demonstrates how easily and efficiently older riders can take public transit.

See the video here.

We will show this video during future Travel Training presentations to encourage older riders to ride public transit, and help make them feel more comfortable riding a bus, train, or trolley.

For more information on our Travel Training Program, contact Lauren Avellino Turton at lturton@dctma.org or 610-892-9440.