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Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA) awarded its 3rd Annual Engineering Scholarship to Myrlie Taylor, a freshman studying Civil Engineering at Delaware County Community College.

DCTMA invited Ms. Taylor to the Municipalities Conference & Trade Show Thursday, April 12th at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center to present her with the $1,000 scholarship. The DCTMA Engineering Committee reviewed applicants’ essays and transcripts, and felt the Upper Darby teen most deserving of the scholarship, given her perfect 4.0 GPA and career goals in engineering.

“My dream is to become a civil engineer, and to work for one of the biggest companies in Haiti, where my family is from,” she says. “I was there in 2010 when the catastrophic earthquake happened. Only two houses were left in my neighborhood. I was so traumatized, and it made me realize becoming a civil engineer will allow me to help others in my country to use good materials to construct solid buildings, bridges and damns. Also, I want to develop the transportation network there by creating highways and railways. In addition, you don’t see a lot of women engineers today. I am a young black American woman, and want to prove to other females they can do it too.”

L to R: Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic, Planning & Design, Inc.; Jeff Roken, Urban Engineers; Myrlie Taylor, DCCC Student; John Grant, Stantec; Steve Cunningham, Jacobs Engineering

Myrlie Taylor accepts $1,000 scholarship from the DCTMA Board of Directors.









Save the Date – 4/12/18





Thursday, April 12, 2018

Municipalities Conference & Trade Show
Integrating Transportation Demand Strategies

Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center

featuring Keynote Speaker 

James D. Ritzman, PennDOT Deputy Secretary of Planning




Be a part of the day!

Become an Exhibitor. Download the form here.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Learn more here.    

Click here to view/download the sponsorship form.

Attend the event with your coworkers. Click here to register. 

Place an ad in our program book.

Contact Lauren Turton or 610-892-9440 for details.

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors:


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Learn more here.    

Click here to view/download the sponsorship form.

Contact Lauren Turton or 610-892-9440 for details.

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.


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!

Read it here!


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On Tuesday, Aug. 8th, our server experienced technical glitches, and sent out duplicate emails to some our contacts.

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Thank you for your patience!

DCTMA & City of Chester Ribbon-Cutting July 19th


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.