More than 100 planning officials, engineers, and other transportation industry experts from municipalities throughout Delaware County attended the 11th Annual Municipalities Conference and Trade Show on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The event was hosted by Delaware County Transportation Management Association, and held at Drexelbrook Catering & Corporate Events Center.
This year’s theme was “Congestion Mitigation and Traffic Calming,” and featured Keynote Speaker James D. Ritzman, P.E., Deputy Secretary for Planning, PennDOT. He discussed Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to fund Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure. Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle gave Deputy Secretary Ritzman a warm welcome, and thanked him and PennDOT for all they do for the County and the State overall.
There was also a special panel of industry experts moderated by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Executive Director Barry Seymour. Panelists included Dennis DeRosa and Kevin Murphy of DVRPC, Eric Ostimchuk of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., and Manny Anastasiadis of PennDOT’s District 06. There were three breakout meetings to kick off the conference – DCTMA Board of Directors, Delaware County Coastal Zone Task Force, and Delaware County Incident Management Task Force.
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Throughout the luncheon, attendees networked on the trade show floor, which featured representatives and exhibitors from a variety of organizations and businesses serving the county’s municipalities.
Lucky municipal staff members even won some great door prizes donated by the vendors, such as lottery tickets, a Delaware County themed gift basket, and the grand prize was an overnight stay and breakfast at the Staybridge Suites in Glen Mills, and two passports to the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail.
Boeing, PECO, and TD Bank were this year’s presenting sponsors.
2012 Municipalities Conference & Tradeshow
DCTMA held its annual Municipalities Conference and Trade Show on April 12. Held at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center, the theme of this year’s event was “Small Disaster Planning and Assistance.”
Speakers offered information and recommendations to the municipalities on planning for small disasters. A special panel of industry experts, including representatives from PennDOT, SEPTA, and Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, were also on hand for a discussion. DCTMA Chairman John Nawn moderated.
Three breakout meetings were also held, including the DCTMA Board of Directors, Delaware County Coastal Zone Task Force, and Delaware County Incident Management Task Force.
Attendees had opportunities to network during the luncheon, and also on the trade show floor, which featured representatives and exhibits from a variety of organizations and businesses serving the county’s municipalities.