DCTMA hosted its 15th Annual Municipalities Conference & Trade Show Thursday, March 30th at Drexelbrook. The focus of this year’s theme 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.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
District Executive of PennDOT District 6 Headlines DCTMA’s Annual Event
Kenneth McClain Addresses “Major PennDOT Projects and their Effect on Your Community”
MEDIA, PA – PennDOT’s massive, multi-phase reconstruction and revival project is well underway and commuters are feeling its major effects. The “95 Revive” plan, set for completion in 2023, is affecting traffic in many communities across the Greater Philadelphia region. While the work has yet to begin in Delaware County, Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA) has been working closely with PennDOT and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to keep commuters updated with the latest information. To help DCTMA’s municipalities stay up to date, this year’s Municipalities Conference and Trade Show featured keynote speaker Kenneth McClain, District Executive of PennDOT District 6.
150 municipal managers, elected officials, engineers, road and highway managers, maintenance crews, emergency services personnel, environmental, zoning and planning committee members attended the annual event, held April 7th at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center.
During his keynote speech, McClain discussed how PennDOT will soon allow motorists to drive on the shoulder during high-volume traffic. He also outlined more than $50 million of construction planned for Delaware County, including the $28 million I-95 bridge project, $5 widening of Route 252 at Route 1in Upper Providence, and Route 322 contract for widening roads between routes 1 and 452 in Concord, Bethel, and Upper Chichester.
Attendees also had the opportunity to network throughout the exhibit area, participate in the panel discussion and Q&A, enjoy the luncheon, and enter to win great an overnight gift package at Staybridge Suites in Glen Mills plus Chaddsford winery passes.
DCTMA would like to thank our generous sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Boeing; Gold Sponsors: Crozer Keystone Health System, Destination Delco, PECO & TD Bank; Silver Sponsors: AMS, Arrb Group, Benesch, Boles Smyth Associates, Inc., Drexelbrook, DVRPC, Main Line Health, Pennoni, Republic Bank, Stantec, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. & Urban Engineers; Bronze Sponsor: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.
2015 Municipalities Conference and Tradeshow
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, 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 prizesnn 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.
2014 Municipalities Conference & Trade Show
In the next five years, billions of dollars in improvements to Pennsylvania’s highways, bridges, and public transportation systems will be completed. This official announcement came last fall as Governor Tom Corbett signed the Transportation Bill.Where will the money be spent? Where will we see improvements? What is the project timeline?These are just a few of the issues discussed at DCTMA’s 2014 Municipalities Conference & Trade Show held on Thursday, April 3 at The Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center.
The event brought together more than 100 planning officials, engineers, and other transportation industry experts from municipalities throughout Delaware County. They had a chance to network and exchange ideas for improving the county’s transportation infrastructure.
This year’s theme was “Sustaining Pennsylvania’s Mobility” and featured keynote speaker, Bradley L. Mallory, Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration for PennDOT.
The event also featured a panel discussion, breakout meetings, a luncheon, and raffle prizes.
This year’s panel:
Joseph Casey, General Mgr., SEPTA
Barry Seymour, Exec. Dir., DVRPC
Linda Hill, Dir., Delaware Co. Planning Department
The panel was moderated by:
Eric Ostimchuk, P.E, Principal Traffic Planning And Design, Inc.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Thanks also to: Brandywine CVB; Boles, Smyth Associates, Inc.; Crozer-Keystone Health System; The Drexelbrook; DVRPC; Pennoni; SEPTA; and Traffic Planning And Design, Inc.
2013 Municipalities Conference and Tradeshow
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.
Thanks to our sponsors – Boeing, Boles Smyth, CZOP Specter, Delaware County Community College, Drexelbrook, DVRPC, McCormick and Taylor, PECO, Pennoni, Saint Joseph’s University, TD Bank