When the danger of walking surpasses that of driving in a vehicle, flying in an airplane, or riding on public transportation lines (trains and buses), there is cause for concern for the on-going rise in pedestrian fatalities. Death statistics from 2017 show that every 88 minutes a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle. While overall vehicular fatalities have been trending down for years, the percentage of “outside the vehicle” fatalities (involving pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, and other non-occupants) has increased from a low of 20% in 1996 to a high of 34% in 2018. Sadly, this represents the greatest number of pedestrian deaths since 1990. Pedestrians are at a high-risk level of being put in danger, even when obeying proper traffic laws and controls.
Township officials gathered on the morning of Friday March 6th, 2020 for the Montgomery County Association of Township Officials (MCATO) Spring Convention, which is the first of two annual events held each year.
The event was located at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, PA. Township Officials first visited with the exhibitors, then took part in the discussion of various issues affecting the municipalities throughout the Montgomery County region. Attendees got to hear about the newest Public Safety additions to Montgomery County, including the Mobile Communication Center and Drone Truck.Attendees also had the ability to see the truck and tour first-hand outside the event in the parking lot from Montgomery County’s Public Safety Director, Tom Sullivan.
Next, the Montgomery County Health Department advised on the contingency plans for COVID-19 being implemented and answered questions on safety precautions as well as the procedures in place for testing and quarantining. Following this presentation, PSATS Director of Legislative Affairs, Joe Gerdas, spoke on various Legislative Updates, and encouraged attendance at PSATS 2020 Educational Conference & Trade Show taking place on May 3rd through May 6th in Hershey, PA.
Joel Ardman, Vice President and Manager of our Sales and Marketing Department, and Alison McNamee-Herman, Marketing Associate, represented Carroll Engineering Corporation as exhibitors. Carroll Engineering is proud to serve various municipalities in Montgomery County.
Just in time for Halloween in 2019, construction was completed on the Oakbourne Road Bridge Replacement Project crossing the Goose Creek in Westtown Township, Chester County. Continue reading
Warminster Township was originally part of Southampton Township before its borders were established in 1711. Warminster was mostly settled by English and Scotch-Irish colonists after William Penn received a grant of land in the area from King Charles, II. It was the site of the Battle of Crooked Billet during the Revolutionary War, which resulted in a resounding defeat for George Washington’s colonial troops. Continue reading
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. These homes have over 40 special adaptations including wider halls and doorways for wheelchair access; roll under sinks, stove tops and counters; pull-down shelving, and roll-in shower with digital temperature controls. Continue reading
The Chester County Association of Township Officials held its Fall Convention November 21st at the Mendenhall Inn & Convention Center, in Mendenhall, PA. Continue reading
The 104th annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM) Conference was held from November 19th through the 21st at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Carroll Engineering team was there to network with municipal elected and appointed officials as well as consultants and other professionals. Continue reading
Carroll Engineering Corporation (CEC) attended the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Stormwater Conference on November 15, 2019. The conference, which was centered around “MS4 Great Ideas,” took place at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern, PA. Continue reading
The Chamber held its Annual Meeting on November 7th at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. The event had over 1,000 attendees which included municipal and county officials as well as businesses and professionals from all over the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is the 7th largest chamber in the country. Continue reading