We have some exciting events coming up in the weeks ahead. You can find a rundown below, along with other notes of interest.
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In this Edition:
Thank You to Tele-Town Hall Participants
This past Tuesday, I spoke with more than 6,000 constituents of the 40th Senate District via my Tele-Town Hall.
Many issues were discussed, including the current state budget impasse and the status of school property tax reform/elimination. If you would like to hear what was discussed on the call, you can check out the audio here.
As always, I invite you to reach out to my office with any state-related issues or questions.
Traveling Over Labor Day? Check Traffic Conditions on 511PA.com
If you’re heading out of town or staying local to participate in the last unofficial weekend of summer, visiting the state’s traffic information website can help make your travels easier.
By logging onto 511PA.com, travelers can check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Travelers are always reminded to buckle up, put their phones away and stay sober when behind the wheel.
Website Provides Real-Time Information on Transportation Projects
PennDOT has established a new website for Act 89 infrastructure reinvestment and construction.
You can see active construction projects that are underway, beginning this year or being bid this year on the Construction Projects section. The Act 89 Progress section indicates the status of project commitments.
To view news and traffic alerts for a PennDOT region, visit the applicable district’s page. If you would like to report a concern on state-owned road conditions, construction projects, signs or signals, or other topics related to state roads, please visit their Customer Care Center.
September 8 : The American Legion will be hosting a Veterans Assistance Day at our Tannersville District Office location to assist veterans with compensation, pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA healthcare system, burial and survival benefits and obtaining military personnel and medical records. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please call the Tannersville Office at 570-620-4326 to reserve a time to address your areas of concern with a Department Service Officer.
September 12: Changing Minds Mental Health & Substance Abuse Seminar
September 15 : Hanover Township Satellite Office Hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem.
September 26: “Political Digest” Legislative Roundtable with Senator Scavello:
9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 3862 Slatebelt Area Knights of Columbus, 1680 W. Bangor Avenue, Bangor
Noon - 2 p.m. Hanover Township Community Center 3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem
October 17: Family Expo, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bushkill Twp Volunteer Fire Co. (more information to follow)
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