In this Update:
Regan Announces $2.4 Million in Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Funds for Senate District
East Pennsboro Township will receive $1 million for construction of a pedestrian bridge over East Penn Drive to improve pedestrian safety and join both sides of Adams Ricci Park without needing to cross a busy state road. This bridge will improve safety and connectivity for the residents of East Pennsboro Township and all who use the park.
York County will receive $1.4 million to rehabilitate the Sheepford Road Bridge for pedestrian and bicycle use and preserve its historic character. I was proud to advocate for both of these projects that will improve the quality of life for the surrounding communities.
Mark Your Calendar for PennDOT Public Hearings on South Bridge tolling proposal
As PennDOT continues to move forward with plans to toll the South Bridge as part of the Major Bridge P3 Program, they have scheduled additional public hearings, to be held in-person at the end of May. Mark your calendars for the following:
It is important to make your voice heard now. You may also share your thoughts with me here.
Regan tours PA Treasury Vault; Is Working to Return Unclaimed Property
I had the privilege this week of touring the vault at the Pennsylvania Treasury and viewing the vast amount of unclaimed property stored there. In addition to valuable items in the vault, there are millions of dollars in unclaimed property that belong to residents of the 31st District.
My staff and I are working with the Treasury Department to identify those constituents and return unclaimed property to them. You may be receiving a phone call or a letter from my office if you have unclaimed property. And if you think you might have unclaimed property, you can check here.
Summer Camp for Teens Interested in Law Enforcement, Military
Teens ages 15 to 17 interested in a career in law enforcement or the military can apply now for a summer leadership camp held by the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania National Guard and the American Legion.
The Elmer Hafer-American Legion-State Police-National Guard Youth Camp will be held June 5-11 at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. The cost is $175.
During the camp, cadets work on team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the State Police Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County. In addition, the camp offers three $1,000 scholarship awards at the conclusion of the week.
Applications Open for Watershed Cleanup Grants
Applications are being accepted for Growing Greener Plus grants to help protect creeks, rivers and other waterways from pollution and restore impaired watersheds.
The funding supports projects aimed at reducing nonpoint source pollution, which is caused by abandoned mine drainage, urban and agricultural runoff, on-lot sewage systems, earthmoving, and streambank and shoreline degradation.
Eligible applicants include counties, municipalities, municipal authorities, county conservation districts, watershed organizations, councils of governments, educational institutions and other authorized organizations involved in water resource restoration and protection.
Share Your Views on PennDOT’s Winter Services
How did PennDOT do this winter? Motorists have until April 29 to provide feedback via an online survey.
The 17-question survey asks respondents about their timeline expectations for safe and passable roadways, how they rank snow-removal priorities and how they rate PennDOT’s winter services.
The survey should take about five minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.
Call 811 Before Excavation Projects
Nearly half of all underground line “hits” occurring during excavations are caused by failure to contact the PA One Call system by calling 811 before digging, or failure to wait the required three business days before projects begin.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is using Safe Digging Month to remind homeowners, businesses, contractors and anyone else involved in excavation projects of the importance of calling 811 before any project begins and allowing time for utility operators to locate and mark their lines before any digging.
Hits on underground lines pose a danger to contractors, utility workers, nearby residents and bystanders. Each incident carries the possibility of serious injuries, service interruptions and costly repairs.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to rededicate ourselves to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an array of information aimed at preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of abuse and promoting healthy families.