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In this Update:

  • Senior Expo
  • Toys for Tots
  • Columbus Day Parade
  • How to Prepare for the Nov. 7 Election
  • PennDOT Survey Open Until Oct. 20
  • Enjoy PA’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage
  • Brush Up on School Bus Safety
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown: What to Do When Roads Flood
  • Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy

Senior Expo

My second annual senior expo was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who attended, including the exhibitors, and to Library Volunteer Fire Company in South Park for hosting! It was a great morning meeting many local residents and connecting them with available services in our area. I look forward to next year!

Toys for Tots

It was nice meeting Toys for Tots Coordinator, John Dickson, who was honored in the Senate last week! My colleague, Sen. Rosemary Brown, spoke about the efforts he’s made with his campaign, which has supported thousands of children in need for over twenty years. Thank you, John, for making such a difference in our kids’ lives!

Columbus Day Parade

I had a great time celebrating on Monday in Pittsburgh’s Little Italy with other local officials and Italian American War Veterans!

How to Prepare for the Nov. 7 Election

Election Day on Nov. 7 is approaching. You’re able to participate as long as you’re registered to vote by Oct. 23. If you’ve moved, this is also a great time to double check that you’re registered to vote at your current address.

Anyone who wishes to vote by mail must apply by Oct. 31. You must be a registered voter to submit an application, which can be done here.

If you are looking for a way to help your community, learn more about becoming a poll worker here. Thousands of Pennsylvanians are needed to run elections, and poll workers are needed in all 67 counties.

PennDOT Survey Open Until Oct. 20

What do you think of PennDOT’s construction and maintenance services? Motorists have until Friday, Oct. 20, to provide feedback via an online survey.

The 24-question survey asks respondents how they receive PennDOT roadway information and how often PennDOT meets or exceeds expectations regarding construction and maintenance services. Respondents are also asked about experiences with reporting concerns to their department, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services.

Enjoy PA’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage

Some of the world’s most beautiful fall colors are in Pennsylvania. Our state also has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.

Find prime locations for viewing fall foliage in the commonwealth, as well as information about scenic driving tours, here.

Of course, there are all sorts of fun things to do in Pennsylvania this fall beyond leaf peeping. Read about autumn tourism activities – including partaking in festivals, enjoying seasonal foods and exploring architectural marvels – here.

Brush Up on School Bus Safety

School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 16-20, is the perfect time for students, parents and drivers to brush up on traffic safety rules.

For students, this means knowing how to safely board, ride and exit the school bus. For parents and all drivers, this means knowing what to do on the road when a school bus is in the area and being aware of the penalties associated with breaking Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law.

Detailed school bus safety information is available online.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: What to do When Roads Flood

Flooding is more common during hurricane season. Please listen for flood warnings, and don’t drive through flooded roads. After all, it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car.

Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.

Learn more about flooding and how to prepare for it here.

Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy

Happy Birthday to the United States Navy! I’m proud to prime sponsor Senate Resolution 186 to honor 248 years of courageously defending our freedom, preserving economic prosperity, and keeping the seas open and free through sustained forward presence. Thank you to all of our distinguished sailors!

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