Monday, May 6, 2013
Locations near the PA Turnpike will offer spots to 'plug in.'
This summer, drivers along the Pennsylvania Turnpike will find at least four rest stops to be "electrifying." The Turnpike Commission announced recently that four new charging stations will be installed this summer for electric cars. According to the Lancaster New Era, a new charging station is scheduled to be added along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the King of Prussia rest stop gas station. The additions are a part of a $2.5 million project by the commission. Renee Vid Colborn, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, told the Era that a "fill-up" will cost "anywhere between $2 and $5, depending on the charging station we put in and the utilities." "The charging stations will be positioned near the rear of the service plaza…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
With six interchanges, Montgomery County tops the list for Turnpike exits.
Thursday, March 14
The county has enough traffic issues. Transportation Planning Chief Leo D. Bagley wants to make sure, as the 10-year plan for the Pennsylvania Turnpike falls into place, no more arise. Montgomery County has six interchanges, "more than any other county in the state," Bagley told PhillyBurbs.com. "We want to make sure that our other roads do not get overwhelmed when traffic just rushes off the interchange when motorists do not have to stop and pay tolls,." As the state plans to make all toll plazas electronic (and not manned by humans), Bagley has a keen eye on the state to make sure Montgomery County's roads are not too backed up in the process. “We want to make sure that this free flow of traffic onto the Schuylkill Expressway and Route …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Three sought in grocery store thefts, high school student seriously hurt in crash also make headlines.
Saturday, February 9
The 20-year-old victim was trying to hop a fence separating the two tracks on Thursday evening when he was struck by a westbound train. The senior at the regional Catholic high school in Upper Providence Township was on her way home through Limerick Township when she was involved in a head-on collision. A Lansdale Borough Police officer fired in June 2010 for failing to appear at a preliminary hearing — and allegedly lying during Loudermill hearings with borough police officials and administrators as to why he missed the hearing — had his job reinstated by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge in January. The borough is appealing. A car traveling along the Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control and ended up falling 65 feet below, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The body of the victim, a 20-year-old U.S. Marine, was only positively identified earlier this year.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Late on the morning of November 18, 1968, 44 years ago this Sunday, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper patrolling the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Downingtown interchange came upon a man in a seated position along the side of the roadway. The trooper stopped to check on the man's well being. The man, who carried no identification, was dead. He had been stabbed once through the heart. A tattoo on his arm of a helmeted bulldog with the letters "USMC" below it strongly suggested that he'd once been in the Marine Corps, but authorities had no other clues to his identity. He was interred as a John Doe, and four decades passed. On the Doe Network, Pennsylvania Missing Persons [editor's note: links include coroner's photographs that may …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Kulpsville and Harleysville will be added to the sign at Exit 31 on the Northeast Extension
The Lansdale Interchange on the Northeast Extension will remain as such, but will be updated to include "Harleysville" and "Kulpsville" as destinations. According to The Reporter, a letter confirming the amended sign was written by Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission COO Craig Shuey. "I think that's a great compromise," said Lansdale Borough Councilman Jack Hansen, who initially prompted the borough to oppose the renaming of the interchange. "Lansdale is a destination, it's on a turnaround. Kulpsville and Harleysville are two great areas. I think as long as Lansdale is still on there, it will work out just fine." Hansen said he hoped Towamencin Supervisors Chairman Dan Littley felt the same. It was Littley and his Towamencin peers who …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Robert Cuthbertson Sr., 78, walked away from Dock Woods around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He was found around 2:15 a.m. on the southbound side of the Northeast Extension
In a story reported exclusively by Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch Sunday evening, a missing elderly man from Dock Woods in Towamencin, Robert Cuthbertson Sr., 78, was found around 2:13 a.m. on the southbound side of the Northeast Extension, a mile north of the Lansdale interchange. Towamencin Police Chief Tim Dickinson said Cuthbertson Sr. became disoriented and lost. "He left his house for a walk on his own," Dickinson said. "Apparently, he had medical issues. Nobody could locate him." Eleven police and emergency services units responded to assist in the search: Hatfield Police, Franconia Township Police, Montgomery Township Police, Lower Salford Police, Lansdale Police, Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale medics, VMSC Canine …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Friends of Emily Morris report the 31-year-old Norristown woman has died as a result of injuries she received from an auto accident on Saturday.
Norristown resident Emily Morris' Facebook page has been inundated this afternoon with condolences and kind words on the news that the 31-year-old woman has died as a result of the injuries she sustained in an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday. Morris was listed in critical condition at Reading Hospital after a Turnpike construction sign crashed through her windshield in East Cocalico Township. She was reportedly driving west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in East Cocalico at about 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, when a traffic control construction sign that had been struck by a box truck heading east crashed through her windshield and hit her in the head. Morris' Volkswagen reportedly struck another car and a concrete …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Whitemarsh resident brings 17 years of planning experience to the board of our regional planning body.
Last month, Leslie Richards was a Whitemarsh Township Supervisor. After winning election last November, she became a Montgomery County Commissioner on January 3. By the end of the month, she'll be shaping transportation policy in nine counties and two states. Richards, who has been a planning consultant for 17 years, was selected by her fellow commissioners on Thursday to be Montgomery County's representative on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), which plans, directs and allocates funds for transportation projects that serve more than 5.6 million people across the greater Philadelphia area. She will join representatives from 17 other state, county, and municipal bodies as voting members of the DVRPC board. Board …