Urban Bliss, Thy Name isn’t Jonathan: NMA E-Newsletter #510

At a time when urban planners often strive to limit automobile travel within city confines, the concept of planned communities ─ those reminiscent of the late 19th century company towns where residents could find most necessary services within walking, bicycling, or trolley distances ─ lessons can be learned from the failed pod community experiment known […]

Call Governor Tom Wolf Today and Ask him to Veto SB1098 & SB172!

Dear Pennsylvania NMA Members, PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION on SB1098 and SB172! Please call Governor Tom Wolf IMMEDIATELY and ask him to VETO Senate Bill 1098, which is about stop arm cameras. While on the phone, remind his staffer that you also want him to VETO Senate Bill 172, which is about speed cameras, and […]

What’s Going on at the DMV?: NMA E-Newsletter #509

For years, comedians have made fun of long lines at the DMV (Departments of Motor Vehicles), but you know what…it’s not really funny anymore. The widespread problem seems to be three-fold. ·        Short term: A number of states are now under a tight deadline to implement REAL ID and motorists must apply for one in […]

Salem, MA Speed Limits at Stake: NMA E-Newsletter #508

Ivan Sever, Life Member and former NMA Massachusetts State Coordinator, has never been one to sit back and just take it. About a year ago, the Salem City Council voted to lower the speed limit on Swampscott Road, a busy route driven frequently by Sever, from 40 to 25 mph. No speed study, no discussion, […]

CALL PA Governor Wolf TODAY to ask for Veto on SB172

Dear Pennsylvania NMA Members, We urge you to call Governor Tom Wolf’s Harrisburg office and tell him to VETO Senate Bill 172, which if signed by the governor would place speed cameras in work zones and on US-1 During business hours, call 717-787-2500 and please tell the staff person who takes your call that the […]