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  • PennDOT Now Includes Streaming Video To More Than 700 Traffic Cameras On 511PA
  • 44 Business Capital Had A Busy Summer
  • As One Era Ends Another Begins
  • An Attorney at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is Named President of The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

PennDOT Now Includes Streaming Video To More Than 700 Traffic Cameras On 511PA

TMA Bucks (Transportation Management Association) recently announced that PennDOT has upgraded its 511PA website (www.511PA.com) and mobile application to allow for continuously streaming footage. Previously, the site and mobile application were limited to providing real-time conditions using still images that were refreshed every five seconds.

“Our 511 system puts travel information at drivers’ fingertips and helps them make travel decisions before and during their trip,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in making the announcement in September. “The new streaming video shows real-time traffic flow to help give motorists an even better idea of what to expect on our roadways.”

The streaming video is the latest improvement to the 511PA service. This past May, PennDOT announced a 511PA smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices that provides hands-free and eyes-free travel alerts for the nearly 40,000 miles of road that PennDOT maintains as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike and select New Jersey and West Virginia roadways. App users can also view the streaming video, travel alerts and more before they travel.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts and traffic speed information. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1,
and by signing up for personal alerts or following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Bucks County roadwork alerts and traffic restrictions are also available by following @tmabucks on Twitter or at www.twitter.com/tmabucks. TMA Bucks and other organizations also use the hashtag #BucksRoadAlert on Twitter to easily compile in one place important traffic & road updates in Bucks County.

TMA Bucks, 7 Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 103, Trevose, PA 19053
www.bctma.com 215-244-9082


44 Business Capital Had A Busy Summer

44 Business Capital hopes everyone had a great summer - We were busy closing the following deals:

MJF Materials, Lindenwold, NJ
Specialty Trucking Company Goes Green
$1,900,000 Loan

Merrick Towle Communications, Beltsville, MD
Marketing Firm Refinances Balloon Mortgage
$2,850,000 Loan

Kiddie Academy of Phoenixville, PA
Franchise Day Care Purchases Real Estate
$2,530,000 Loan

Barcelona Nut Company, Baltimore, MD
Snack Food Manufacturer Secures Refinancing Package
$5MM SBA Loan

44 Business Capital provides SBA loan assistance to small businesses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Baltimore MD, Northern VA, and Washington DC. For further information, please contact 44 Business Capital at 215.985.4400 or online at 44businesscapital.com. The main office is located in Montgomery County at 1787 Sentry Parkway West, Suite 210 Building 16, Blue Bell, PA 19422.


As One Era Ends Another Begins

It is a bittersweet time here at PPL and an end of an era. After 19 years of service, Don Bernhard will be retiring from PPL and will soon take the helm at the Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative. I am pleased that we will continue to work with Don to make Allentown stronger and healthier.

Please be assured that I will work hard to ensure that the transition will be as smooth as possible as I take on his responsibilities. In addition to that role I will also serve as the main point of contact for Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Schuylkill, and parts of Luzerne counties. I will keep you up to date on important PPL information that affects your business, your municipalities, your constituents, and in the case of the media, your readers and viewers.

I have enjoyed getting to know many of you over the last few years—and look forward to meeting those of you that I have not had a chance to meet yet. While many changes are happening at PPL, I want to assure you that we remain committed to the communities we serve.

As always, if you need assistance from PPL, just email or call and I will try to assist you any way I can.

Melinda Stumpf, Regional Affairs Director • www.melindastumpf.com • 610-774-5249


An Attorney at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is Named President of The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Erich J. Schock, ’92 JD, Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Group and a Shareholder of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., has been named President of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The mission of The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is to advocate, educate, and provide services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Schock’s practice areas include zoning and land use and related real estate matters.