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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

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Sincerely,

Tom Killion


PennDOT Projects to Improve Transportation Alternatives in the 9th Senatorial District

On Tuesday, January 10, Governor Wolf announced 51 new projects to improve transportation alternatives across the Commonwealth with the assistance of $33 million in federal funds.

I am pleased to report two communities in the 9th Senatorial District have been selected to receive funding for two important projects.

In Chester County, Kennett Township will be the site of a $700,000 project for construction of the McFarland Sidewalk component of the Township’s Red Clay Greenway Trail initiative.

Similarly in Delaware County, the City of Chester will receive $913,488 for the Avenue of the States streetscape project. This includes sidewalk and streetscape improvements in the City of Chester’s Central Business District.

These projects are a great way to improve modes of transportation locally, and I am pleased that constituents of the 9th Senatorial District will benefit from these funds.


Black Ice Driving Tips

During this time of year, it is important to be on the lookout for ice on the roads, but in some cases ice can be very difficult to spot.

As many of you are aware, black ice is a thin coat of highly transparent ice. Because it is so thin, it blends in with color of the road pavement, making it nearly impossible to see.

Black ice can occur under a variety of conditions. It can form when the air temperature is warmer than the pavement, causing moisture to freeze on impact. It can also happen when melting snow on the road refreezes. If you encounter black ice or if weather conditions increase the risk of black ice. Here are some tips to remember if you are faced with driving on black ice:

  • Keep your distance. The distance needed to stop on black ice is twice as long as for normal driving circumstances. Keep a minimum five second following distance behind the vehicle in front of you;
  • Do not apply pressure to your brakes while on black ice; it will cause the vehicle to skid; and
  • Use caution when driving on bridges, overpasses, tunnels and in the early morning when the air temperature rises faster than the pavement.

You may visit www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/Pages/Winter-Driving.aspx for more winter driving tips.


SEPTA Key Fare for Senior Riders

For those of you who do not know already, SEPTA has launched a new fare program to service senior riders.

The new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card will replace the other forms of identification - PA Senior Citizen Transit ID, Railroad Retirement Card, Medicare Card, PA Driver License, or PA Non-Driver Identification Card - you may currently be using to validate your eligibility for senior travel privileges.

For more information, visit www.septa.org/key/index.html.

My staff is available to assist you in applying for this ID. Please stop by my Glen Mills district office to have your picture taken. The ID provides free travel on all SEPTA Transit and I encourage all seniors to take advantage of this resource.


Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Roads in Delaware County

On Tuesday, January 17, through Friday, January 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aqua Pennsylvania will close and detour Wallingford Avenue between Manchester Avenue and Route 252 (Providence Road), for water main installation. Traffic will be detoured over Manchester Avenue, Baltimore Pike and Route 252 (Providence Road);

On Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict Barren Road at the intersection of Devon Lane in Middletown Township, Delaware County, for water main installation. Traffic will be controlled by flagging; and

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work zones. All work is weather dependent.


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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