Leslie Richards

PennDOT Imposing Oversight for Billboards Near Philadelphia's Interstate HighwaysSince the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia's mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.
Pa. Lawmaker Says His District's Bridge Projects Aren't Getting Enough AttentionPennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb is asking Penndot's acting secretary to reprioritize two bridges in his district, both over the Perkiomen Creek.
PennDOT Presses For Replacement of Plymouth Rd. Bridge By August 31stGovernment officials expect the bridge, closed since a sinkhole opened last month, to be reopened by the end of the summer and say the contractor will be fined $20,000 a day if it isn't.
SEPTA Shining Brighter Spotlight On Suicide Prevention To help mark National Suicide Prevention Week, Septa is now installing signs at the boarding areas of the Norristown Transportation Center, advertising the number for a suicide prevention hotline.
Valley Green Bridge Over Wissahickon Creek Reopens -- Temporarily -- Ahead of ScheduleThe West Valley Green Road Bridge, which links Whitemarsh and Springfield townships, was shut down in March after Penndot inspectors found structural problems.
Traffic Studies Set For Willow Grove Tpk. Interchange and Rt. 611The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released $50,000 each for two studies looking at how to alleviate congestion at the interchange and along the Route 611 corridor.
Sudden Closure of a Montco Bridge Sends Drivers, County Engineers ScramblingCounty commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.
Historic Fetters Mill Bridge, in Bryn Athyn, To Reopen -- With RestrictionsThe nearly 130-year-old bridge over the Pennypack Creek was shut down last October because of structural concerns, and isn’t scheduled for an overhaul until late next year.
Montco's Voter Photo ID Van Will Traverse County Until Election DayThe picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don't have to live or work there -- or even go there.
Delaware Valley Dems Say Romney and Ryan Are Targeting Middle ClassNJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg calls it a “reverse Robin Hood” plan -- taking from the middle class to give tax breaks to the wealthy.
Democrats Take Control Of Montgomery County For First Time In A CenturyDemocrats took charge of Montgomery County’s government for the first time in over a century Tuesday morning, and they have a lot of work to do.
An Era of GOP Leadership in Montgomery County Draws to a Close“I, Joshua D. Shapiro, do solemnly swear..."<br /> "I, Leslie S. Richards, do solemnly swear..."
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