Fight ID Theft at My Shredder and Recycling Event
3/29/2018

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Fight ID Theft at My Shredder and Recycling Event
I will host a free Community Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event to give local residents the opportunity to recycle electronic equipment and safely destroy personal paperwork.

The event, which will feature an on-site industrial paper shredder, will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 9-11 a.m. at my district office located at 515 Stump Road in Montgomery Township.

Identity thieves aggressively search for credit card numbers, bank account information and Social Security numbers as a way to steal your ID. That’s why it’s so important to destroy documents containing this information. My event is a terrific opportunity to protect yourself from identity theft.

There is no limit on the number of electronics individuals can recycle or the amount of paper that can be shredded. The Community Shredding and Electronic Event will be open to individuals only.

Televisions and computer monitors will be recycled for a flat rate of $30.

For more information, call my office at 215-368-5165.


Heating Assistance Program to Close Soon
Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills should apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) before Friday, April 6, when the program closes.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,090; for a couple, the limit is $24,360; and for a family of four, it is $36,900.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence.


New Motorcycle Safety Clinics Offered

 
PennDOT is offering new Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics in 2018 that are designed to focus on developing operator proficiency among prospective, experienced and new Pennsylvania riders. Clinics are offered free of charge to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license.

PAMSP will offer five revamped training syllabuses tailored not just to hone riders’ knowledge, but to test their ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly.

All training clinics are conducted under the supervision of certified instructors at one of numerous riding ranges located throughout the state. Three of the clinics – the Beginning Rider Clinic (BRC), the Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC) and the 3-Wheel Riding Clinic (3WRC) – offer a pathway to earning a motorcycle license.

Act 84 of 2012 requires that all permit holders under age 18 successfully complete the BRC to receive their motorcycle license.

For more information or to enroll in a clinic, visit pamsp.com or call 1-800-845-9533.
 

‘Cashless’ Tolling to Expand Soon on PA Turnpike
 
Cashless tolling pilot projects on the Findlay Connector section of the Southern Beltway (PA Turnpike Route 576) in Washington and Allegheny counties and at the Clarks Summit and Keyser Avenue tolling points in Lackawanna County on the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) will be implemented at those locations on April 29.


“Cashless” means there will be no coin baskets or toll collectors along the roadway; cash will no longer be accepted.

Motorists with E-ZPass will not notice a difference and will continue to use the process with which they are familiar. For motorists who do not have E-ZPass, an image of their license plate is captured as they travel through a cashless facility. Using the address on file with PennDOT, a toll bill is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle — a cashless procedure known as “PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE.”

With the conversion of these two locations, the turnpike will have four cashless tolling locations, with existing locations at the Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 376) and near the turnpike bridge over the Delaware River.

For more information on the projects, including videos about how cashless tolling works and location specifics, visit nocashzone.com.
 

SEPTA to Discontinue Tokens on April 30
 
SEPTA will discontinue the sale of tokens on April 30 at all authority-operated locations. The discontinuation is part of the transition to the SEPTA Key Card.

SEPTA Key Cards will continue to be free with the purchase of a transit pass or when loading Travel Wallet funds through April 30. The $4.95 new card fee will take effect in May.

The authority will continue to accept purchased tokens for the foreseeable future, so customers will not lose any money they have already spent. Tokens can be loaded onto Key Cards.

Third-party retailers may also continue to sell tokens to the general public.

More information is available here
 
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  515 Stump Road, North Wales, PA 19454 |  Phone: 215-368-5165
  4A East Wing, PO Box 202151, Harrisburg PA 17120-2151  |  Phone: 717-260-6163
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