UMGA TV Upper Merion Township Interviews TransNet

Susan Kopystecki, Executive Director of TransNet, was interviewed on January 23rd on Upper Merion Government Access Television, UMGA-TV, which can be viewed on Comcast 22 or Verizon 33 channels. The segment entitled COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS was hosted by Chuck Kirlin and focused on the services TransNet offers to the residents of Montgomery County. Sue spoke about the history of TransNet which started as a pilot program in 1980 with less than 50 vehicles operated by local taxi companies throughout Montgomery County and 40 years later TransNet is operating approximately 275 vehicles and completed almost a million trips in 2018-2019. There are multiple services TransNet provides including the Sha

MATP Brokerage Delayed for 18 Months

In response to the advocacy efforts of many individuals and organizations throughout Pennsylvania and the results of a study conducted to analyze the impacts of a regional or statewide full-risk brokerage of the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), the Secretaries of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Department of Human Services, and Department of Aging have submitted a letter to legislative leadership in the Senate and House of Representatives explaining that a statewide brokerage model may not be the best solution for PA. They will take the next 18 months to explore options for the administration and service delivery of the MATP. During this time the Department o

TransNet is Interviewed on WNPV Radio

Once a month Peggy Schmidt, Executive Director of The Partnership Transportation Management Association (PTMA) hosts a radio show called "Comment Please by Univest" on WNPV Radio. This month, TransNet was invited as Peggy's special guest. TransNet's Program Administrator, Karen Schwemmer, and Marketing and Communications Manager, Danielle Wiley, informed listeners about the different types of services TransNet offers, including the Senior Citizen Shared Ride Program, Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), and the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Program. They explained how residents of Montgomery County can access the available services. Karen and Danielle also provided information

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