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2017 Employment & Career EXPO a Success!

Hundreds of qualified job applicants turned out for the 23rd Annual Employment & Career EXPO, held Oct. 19th at Springfield Country Club.

Presented by Delaware County Transportation Management Association and Delaware County Council, the event is open to all candidates looking for employment in a wide array of industries – health care, senior care, staffing agencies, financial institutions, education, hospitality, non-profit, transportation, and so much more.

New this year, the SEPTA Key Truck was on hand. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase, and reload their cards, as well as look forward to an easier commute to their new jobs.

EXPO partners also include Pennsylvania CareerLink, the Delaware County Commerce Center, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to the 2017 sponsors: Crozer-Keystone Health System, Delaware County Community College, Goodwill Delaware & Delaware County, Penn State Brandywine, and SEPTA.

 

 

2017 Legislative Breakfast

2017 Annual Legislative and Membership Breakfast

Media, PA – The Delaware County Transportation Management Association hosted its Annual Legislative Breakfast & Board Meeting Friday, Oct. 6th at Springfield Country Club.

In front of a full house, the legislators addressed transportation issues facing Delaware County, as well as across the state, and encouraged DCTMA members and other attendees to bring their concerns and ideas to the forefront. Topics discussed were airport expansion, rail improvements, and PennDOT’s ongoing work on I-95.

The panel of speakers included:
Congressman Pat Meehan
State Representative Jamie Santora
State Representative Alex Charlton
Councilman John McBlain

State Senator Tom McGarrigle was also on hand, as well as Lara Flynn, a regional representative for U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr.

Following the panel discussion, the DCTMA debuted the latest “Commute I-95” video production to the Board of Directors during their regular meeting.


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DCTMA in the News!

DCTMA recently partnered with SEPTA and the Delaware County Planning Department to bring the SEPTA Key Card Truck to the Courthouse. Employees were able to purchase or reload their cards right on site!

Check out the article in the Daily Times!

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DCTMA & City of Chester Ribbon-Cutting July 19th

DCTMA & CITY OF CHESTER CELEBRATE NEW BICYCLE PARKING
DURING RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

MEDIA, PA – The Delaware County Transportation Management Association has awarded its 1st Annual Transportation Enhancement Grant to the City of Chester. The $1000 grant was given to the city’s Planning Department for the installation of five brand new, secure bicycle racks.

Joined by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Planning Department Director Peter Rykard, Chester City Council members, and DCTMA board members, DCTMA held a ribbon-cutting celebration Wed., July 19th in front of Chester City Hall, the site of one of the new bike racks. The other bike rack locations include Chester Transportation Center, the Riverwalk near Talen Energy Stadium, and also the Wharf.

“It is an honor for our city to be a recipient of this grant,” said Mayor Kirkland.  “This will help us (Chester) to be as accommodating as possible to persons who travel throughout the city and also encourage healthy living by way of biking to certain destinations.”

“We are thrilled to have the City of Chester’s continued support of our mission of mitigating congestion and reducing emissions through the use of alternative transportation,” says DCTMA Executive Director Cecile Charlton.

DCTMA’s Transportation Enhancement Grant also includes projects such as safe bus shelters, coordinating a carpool program, or creating accessible crosswalks.

Boeing, PHL Airport, Jacobs Engineering & DA Jack Whelan Receive DCTMA’s Annual Awards

Boeing, PHL Airport, Jacobs Engineering & DA Jack Whelan Receive DCTMA’s Annual Awards

FOX29’s Traffic Anchor Bob Kelly Enlightens Audience as Keynote Speaker

The Delaware County Transportation Management Association hosted its Annual Awards and Membership Meeting Thursday, May 25th at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill.

During the luncheon, DCTMA presented awards to members who consistently go above and beyond to support its mission of promoting alternative transportation options.

L to R: Steve Cunningham, Jacobs Engineering; Donna Higgins, Boeing; Cecile Charlton, DCTMA; Dennis Wolf, Republic Bank; Sade Lewis, PHL Airport; District Attorney Jack Whelan, Delaware County; Bob Kelly, FOX29 Traffic Anchor

L to R: Steve Cunningham, Jacobs Engineering; Donna Higgins, Boeing; Cecile Charlton, DCTMA; Dennis Wolf, Republic Bank; Sade Lewis, PHL Airport; District Attorney Jack Whelan, Delaware County; Bob Kelly, FOX29 Traffic Anchor

Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients:

Boeing – Chairman’s Award

Philadelphia International Airport – Green Award

Steve Cunningham, Jacobs Engineering – John Pickett Award

District Attorney Jack Whelan – Transportation Advocate Award

 

 

DCTMA welcomed Emmy Award-winning Traffic Authority, Bob Kelly, of FOX29’s “Good Day Philadelphia.” The always-animated and amusing Kelly shared his experience in the radio and television business, and how he broke into the traffic reporting industry. He noted that as a born-and-raised Philadelphian, he’s grateful to have studied in the region, and grown his broadcast career in his hometown as well. And of course, the day isn’t complete with Kelly’s signature “Two-Jelly Donut Delay,” so in the spirit, DCTMA served the sweet confection for dessert.

 

Municipalities Conference & Trade Show

DCTMA hosted its 15th Annual Municipalities Conference & Trade Show Thursday, March 30th at Drexelbrook. The focus of this year’s Leslie podiumtheme was “PennDOT Connects: Creating Multimodal Transportation Networks.” We were pleased to welcome Leslie Richards, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation, as the keynote speaker. Secretary Richards, along with a panel of industry experts, discussed current and future plans to improve the local, regional, and statewide multimodal system. The panel featured Angela Watson, PennDOT; Erika Rush, Urban Engineers; Elizabeth Schoonmaker, DVRPC; and Elizabeth Smith, SEPTA.

Nearly 200 municipal managers, elected officials, engineers, road and highway managers, maintenance crews, emergency services personnel, environmental, zoning and planning committee members attended.  Guests had an opportunity to network throughout the exhibit area and make contacts with businesses vital to their respective municipalities.

Bruce Clark, Middletown Township Manager, won a weekend getaway, including an overnight stay and breakfast buffet at Staybridge Suites in Glen Mills, two tickets to Longwood Gardens, two tasting passes to Chaddsford Winery, and dinner for two at P.F. Chang’s.

New this year, DCTMA raffled off a basket of cheer which went to Justin Dula of Delaware County Planning Department. Municipality members were encouraged to post on DCTMA’s Twitter and Facebook pages using #Muni2017.

DCTMA would like to thank our generous sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Boeing;  Gold Sponsors: Asphalt Maintenance Solutions, Crozer Keystone Health System, Destination Delco, PECO, TD Bank, Urban Engineers; Silver Sponsors: Benesch, Boles Smyth Associates, Inc., DVRPC, Pennoni, Republic Bank, Stantec, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Wolf Administration Announces ‘PennDOT Connects,’ New Transportation-Project Approach

 

Philadelphia, PA – Recognizing transportation’s role in connecting communities and supporting economic development, state Department of Traportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced PennDOT Connects, an approach that will enhance local engagement and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery.

“We know that transportation plays a huge role in community identities and economies, and we take our responsibility as stewards of the system very seriously,” Richards said. “Through PennDOT Connects, we’re putting innovation, local resources, and strong partnerships to work so we can have the most sustainable, inclusive transportation assets possible.”

The new approach to project planning and development expands the department’s requirements for engaging local and planning partners by requiring collaboration with stakeholders before project scopes are developed. PennDOT Connects aims to transform capital and maintenance project development by ensuring that community collaboration happens early, and that each project is considered in a holistic way for opportunities to improve safety, mobility, access, and environmental outcomes for all modes and local contexts. Earlier collaboration will ensure that projects meet current and projected needs as much as possible, and can reduce costly changes further in the project development process.

Specific areas to be discussed during collaboration include, but are not limited to: safety issues; bicycle/pedestrian accommodations; transit access; stormwater management; utility issues; local and regional plans and studies; freight-generating land uses and more.

PennDOT Connects requirements to meet with local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPO) are being implemented on new projects on the state’s 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Collaboration will occur for projects without previously defined project phases, those that haven’t started Preliminary Engineering or started Preliminary Engineering after July 1, 2016. This equates to roughly 280 projects worth $2 billion.

To complement this ongoing collaboration, PennDOT is incorporating the policy into its applicable manuals and program processes. In addition, training is being developed for department staff and professionals at the MPOs and RPOs.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

DCTMA’s Super Tips to Keep You Super Safe on Bowl Sunday

 Media, PA – Order the pizza n’ wings. Check. Pick your winning team. Check. Have Uber on standby. Check. Designate a sober driver. Check.

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This Sunday, football fans across Delaware County will stock up on snacks and spirits, gearing up for Super Bowl 51. Traditionally, it’s a night known for celebrations, but before you tackle the party, DCTMA reminds you to keep safety as top priority.

As part of its Community Project Safety Project, DCTMA has launched a campaign to keep drivers under the influence off the roads. The DCTMA team will be out and about this week delivering important messages to popular pizza places throughout the county.  Be on the lookout for those special “Super Bowl Check List” messages attached to your dinner order.
You’ll score a FREE Uber code for $15 dollars off your first Uber ride! Touchdown!

If you don’t take Uber, be sure to designate a sober driver for the night before the party begins.

In 2015, more than 10 thousand people were killed in drunk driving crashes. Rather than a tragic loss of life due to drunk driving, remember Super Bowl 2017 for a big win and fun memories. And, however you and your guests travel, always buckle up. Your seat belt is your best defense in any vehicle crash.

For more information about DCTMA’s CTSP program, contact Project Coordinator Alyson Smith at (610) 892-9440 or asmith@dctma.org.

 

InRoads: Winter 2017

DCTMA is hard at work helping Delaware County’s 49 municipalities to improve and enhance their multi-modal infrastructure. That’s the topic of this year’s Municipalities Conference & Trade Show.
PA Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards is the keynote speaker.

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Now it’s even easier to take public transit thanks to the SEPTA Key. The future of  payment is here. How can you cash in?

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And it’s a “Jammo Two-Jelly Donut Delay” at DCTMA’s Annual Awards.

Bob Kelly head shot

Read those stories and more in our InRoads newsletter.

InRoads: Winter 2017