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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.

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Read those stories and more in our InRoads newsletter.

InRoads: Winter 2017

Open House Meetings for Delaware County Transportation Plan – Share Your Thoughts!

 
Do you think your neighborhood needs safer crosswalks?
Would you take public transit if service was provided in your area?
Do you have safety concerns biking to work?
The Delaware County Planning Department will be holding two public/municipal open house meetings for the County Transportation Plan where you can share your thoughts and ideas.
The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at Upper Darby Township Building (100 Garrett Road) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1st at Concord Township Building (43 South Thornton Road, Glen Mills) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

You are encouraged to join DCPD on one or both night/s to share ideas on how to improve the County’s transportation network.

The Department is also conducting a survey – the results will inform the Transportation Plan. Click here to fill out the survey.

2016 Annual Legislative and Membership Breakfast

2016 Annual Legislative and Membership Breakfast

Media, PA – The Delaware County Transportation Management Association hosted its Annual Legislative Breakfast & Board Meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Paxon Hollow Country Club. Guest speakers addressed transportation issues facing Delaware County. They also acknowledged SEPTA for its great work handling major events, including the Papal visit and the Silverliner V repairs. The panel of speakers included:

Congressman Pat Meehan, 7th  District

Senator Tom McGarrigle, 26th District

Rep. James Santora, 163rd District

Councilman John McBlain, Delaware County Council

Legislative Breakfast sponsors include Boles Smyth Associates, Inc., Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Urban Engineers.

DCTMA In the News

DCTMA’s 2016 Employment &  Career EXPO is set for Thurs., Oct. 20th.  Comcast Newsmakers recently invited our Executive Director Cecile Charlton on to speak with host Candace Kelley about the annual event.

Click here to watch!

And… a little behind the scenes fun!

 

Help us move Delaware County forward…

Help us move Delaware County forward…

And join us on the Route to Better Business! 

HOW???
Sponsor one or several of our signature events and programs.

DCTMA Sponsorship will benefit your company in so many valuable ways: 

  • Build your brand by connecting with other members
  • Meet with high-level decision makers from mainstream transportation companies, including PennDOT, SEPTA, and DVRPC
  • Reach local, state, and federal elected officials
  • Bring new projects, clients, and jobs to your company 
  • Secure recognition as a solid corporate citizen by showing support for congestion mitigation and better air quality
  • Receive highly-visible promotion in our marketing materials and social media campaigns
  • And more! 

Exciting programs and events include our Employment and Career EXPO, Municipality Conference & Trade Show, Annual Awards & Membership Meeting, Bike to Work Day, and High School Seat Belt Challenge. 

We hope you’ll take the journey with us! 

Call (610) 892-9440 to get started! 

Click here for the Sponsorship Brochure fy 17

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