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PennDOT to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Updated Transportation Funding Study

The state Department of Transportation is holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. as an opportunity to comment on its revised PennDOT Pathways Program. Pathways contains ideas for filling the $8.1 billion annual highway and bridge transportation…

Masks Off for Fully Vaccinated 

Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, or local rules, including local business and workplace guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday.…

Commonwealth Awards Grant Funding

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced $5.4 million in competitive water and sewer grants from Community Block Grant funds. The projects will benefit township residents in four counties. Click here for more.   In addition, the state Department of Transportation awarded South…

Reminder: FCC Collecting Broadband Experiences, Speed App Data

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is collecting broadband information from consumers to create maps that display fixed and mobile broadband availability, as well as lack of access. By reaching out to consumers, the FCC believes it can build more accurate…

Register for Tomorrow’s Town Hall on Federal Guidelines for Recovery Funding

Be sure to join PSATS staff and Premier Partner Zelenkofske Axelrod in a Virtual Town Hall tomorrow, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. “The American Rescue Plan Act Funding Update”will discuss the ins and outs of the new U.S. Treasury Interim…

CyberAttacks in the News?

Many Americans seem to be just learning about cyberattacks due to the Colonial pipeline shutdown which has caused long gas lines and supply interruptions on the east coast.  For township officials, PSATS has been helping prepare you for years. You…

Pennsylvania Now 11th for Vaccine Doses Administered Per Capita

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Pennsylvania has moved up to 11th for total doses administered per capita. Nationally, more than 116 million people have been fully vaccinated, nearly 45% of the adult population.  The commonwealth has now administered 9.3 million…

Pennsylvania to Increase Size of Gatherings on Monday 

The Wolf Administration will increase the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings on Monday, May 17, at 12:01 a.m. Indoor limits will increase from 25% to 50% of capacity, and outdoor events will increase from 50% to 75% of capacity. Masking…

FCC $50 Emergency Broadband Credit Available Today

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program opens today, which will help make broadband more affordable by providing a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and a one-time discount of up…

Reminder: No Need to Apply for Federal Funding

Townships are reminded that municipalities with populations of less than 50,000, also known as non-entitlement communities, do NOT need to apply for the federal American Rescue Plan funding. This was clarified in the guidance released on Monday by the U.S.…
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