Work on noise-abatement walls to extend into Saturday

(Mar 24, 2017)

LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – Work on the installation of noise-abatement walls at warranted locations along the Pennsylvania I-95 approach to the Scudder Falls Bridge will continue into a Saturday for the first time this weekend, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today. Until this point, noise wall construction activities for the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project have been confined to weekdays only. Tomorrow, grading work is to be conducted behind a section of noise walls that is already under construction along I-95 north between the Dolington Road bridge and the Taylorsville Road interchange (Exit 51 A & B). The work is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Work on the advance Pennsylvania noise wall contract began in early July 2016. Under the contract, a total of six sections of noise walls with an approximate length of 12,500 feet are to be installed along Pennsylvania’s I-95 approach to the Scudder Falls Bridge. The work is on track to be completed in early June. More information and videos on the bridge replacement project are available at www.scudderfallsbridge.com . Read more

 

Warren to present legislative briefing on autism and intellectual disabilities

(Mar 24, 2017)

YARDLEY, March 24 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, will present a legislative briefing on autism and intellectual disabilities to constituents at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Newtown Theater, 120 N. State St., Newtown. “As a member of the House Human Services Committee and the Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Caucus, I believe it is my responsibility to inform my constituents on state programs available to assist individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities,” Warren said. “We will be discussing CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program; PA ABLE, the state's savings plan for those with disabilities; Medical Assistance; and other available assistance to these individuals and their families.” Following the briefing the Newtown Theater will offer a sensory-friendly performance intended for special needs children and their families. For more information on the briefing, contact Warren’s district office by calling (215) 493-5420. Read more

 

Warren calls for toll tax credits for commuters, businesses

(Mar 21, 2017)

HARRISBURG, March 21 – State Rep. Perry Warren introduced legislation today to establish a commuter and commerce toll tax credit program. House Bill 926, which is similar to a bill originally introduced in 2015-16 by former state Rep. Steve Santarsiero, would offer an annual state income tax credit of 50 percent of tolls paid, with a $500 cap per filer. Eligible tolls would include those on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and bridges across the Delaware River. Individuals, corporations and small businesses with tax liability would be eligible. “Many of our working families and local businesses use tolled routes frequently and would benefit from the relief this tax credit would bring,” Warren said. “Due to recent shifts in tolling rates and routes that remain un-tolled in Pennsylvania, commuters in the southeast wind up disproportionately paying for the rest of the state’s transportation infrastructure spending. This bill seeks to remedy that situation." The tax credit would also be extended to Pennsylvania residents and Pennsylvania-based companies that shoulder additional costs when accessing the toll bridges operated under the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the Burlington County Bridge Commission. A U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Report found that Pennsylvania has the fourth most toll-road miles with 533, behind Read more

 

Construction work on PA I-95 noise-abatement walls set to resume next week in Lower Makefield

(Mar 09, 2017)

Work on the installation of noise-abatement walls at warranted locations along the Pennsylvania I-95 approach to the Scudder Falls Bridge is expected to resume next week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today. Read more

 

Warren, national advocates outline need to end child marriage in Pa.

(Mar 09, 2017)

Marriage before the age of 18, which is legal in Pennsylvania, can result in short- and long-term harm to a child, and would be outlawed under a bill introduced this week by state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks. Read more

 

Warren: DEP promises ‘rigorous’ review of Elcon hazardous waste proposal

(Mar 03, 2017)

YARDLEY, March 3 – The following statement is attributable to Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, in response to the report that Elcon Recycling Services, LLC has officially submitted an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility proposed for Falls Township. “Earlier this week, DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell responded to my request for public hearings and committed to scheduling them moving forward, saying, ‘Our review of any material submitted by Elcon will be rigorous and thorough, and we intend to be transparent in all aspects of our review.’ DEP has 90 days to determine if the application is considered administratively complete before beginning the official review process. “As I stated in my January letter, the public hearing process will allow residents and other interested parties the opportunity to ask questions and provide comment.” The Phase II process is the most detailed and extensive review of all design and operational information. The DEP will put the application on its website: http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/SoutheastRegion/Community Information/Pages/Elcon-Recycling-Services-LLC.aspx and also have copies for public review available at the Bucks County Library, 7311 New Falls Road, Levittown, Pa., and the Westampton Branch of the Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, N.J. Read more

 

Warren introduces legislation requiring schools to provide information to parents on eating disorders

(Mar 02, 2017)

HARRISBURG, March 2 – Legislation requiring schools to provide parents of children in grades 5 through 12 with information about eating disorders was introduced in the House by state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks. “Eating disorders are real and devastating,” Warren said. “These complex conditions have serious health consequences that impact a person’s productivity and relationships.” The legislation (H.B. 531) also would create guidelines for local school boards that exercise an optional development of an eating-disorder screening program with appropriate opt-out and exemption procedures, specify training requirements for personnel and volunteers, and provide the framework for parental notification procedures in the event of a positive indication of an eating disorder. “We have a responsibility to ensure that our children have a way to get the help they need,” Warren said. “These serious conditions are not fads, phases or lifestyle choices, but are potentially life-threatening conditions that affect emotional and physical health. The earlier we can provide help to those who are struggling with an eating disorder, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery.” Warren explained that H.B. 531 would make accessing help easier for a child suffering from an eating disorder, as school districts would have materials and resources for parents readily available, and if needed Read more

 

Southbound Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge back-ups, delays possible Friday to Monday

(Mar 01, 2017)

MORRISVILLE, PA, MARCH 1 – Southbound Route 1 motorists may encounter traffic congestion and travel delays this weekend due to construction activities at the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced today. Beginning 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, one of the E-ZPass-only lanes at the bridge’s toll plaza will be shut down. The lane is to remain closed to traffic until roughly 2 p.m. Monday, March 6. Tolls at the location are collected in the southbound direction only. The other four lanes at the toll plaza – one E-ZPass-only and three mixed-mode (cash and E-ZPass transactions) – will remain in service throughout the weekend. The toll lane closure is needed to allow for installation of new electronic toll collection equipment as part of a system-wide modernization project involving each of the Commission’s seven toll plazas along the river. All s cheduled travel restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce their speeds whenever traveling through designated work zones. Read more

 

Warren introduces bill to examine flood mapping, insurance

(Feb 21, 2017)

YARDLEY, Feb. 21 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, introduced a bill this month to create the Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force in Pennsylvania. The task force would study the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act’s effect on premiums for flood insurance, the latest FEMA flood maps that classify new flood zones and the federal discount program to identify areas and neighborhoods that need additional assistance to keep flood-insurance premiums affordable. “Flood zones shift and can cause someone who didn’t need flood insurance before to now need it. That can cause a significant change in a homeowner’s budget,” Warren said. “We need to examine these issues closely.” According to the National Flood Insurance Program, Pennsylvania is among the 10 highest states for flood insurance payouts between January 1978 and March 2011, ranking eighth at $773 million. Warren added that almost every legislative district is impacted by the new flood maps and the flood insurance premium increases. House Bill 530, which has been referred to the House Insurance Committee , has bipartisan support and would address the impact upon residents across Pennsylvania. It would require that the task force, comprised of nine appointed members from state government, issue a final report within six months of its creation. The task force’s recommendations would include: Potential programs that provide premium Read more

 

Warren to host district office open house, meet and greet Monday

(Feb 08, 2017)

YARDLEY, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at his new district office, located at 91 S. Main St. Warren, who is serving his first term as state representative, said that he is looking forward to the opportunity to meet as many constituents as possible. Warren’s office is prepared to help constituents with birth and death certificates, voter registration, unclaimed property, state Transportation Department forms, Property Tax/Rent Rebate filings, Department of Human Services programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, Medical Assistance and LIHEAP, as well as unemployment compensation concerns, and with applications for handicap placards, driver’s and non-driver’s licenses and ID, and many other state-related issues. “Come visit and say hello and take care of state business,” Warren said. “There are many services offered here, and my staff and I are excited to get to know you and serve your needs.” Read more

 

Warren calls for public hearings on Elcon hazardous waste operations

(Jan 30, 2017)

YARDLEY, Jan. 30 – Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, today called for public hearings on Elcon’s plans for a commercial hazardous waste and residual waste treatment and storage facility in Falls Township. Warren explained that a required legal advertisement in a local newspaper noted that the Operations and Design applications process (PHASE II) application will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection around Feb. 21. “After almost a year of silence, Elcon is now taking the next step in the application for state permits so it’s important that we make sure the residents of nearby towns who will be impacted by this project have an opportunity to make their concerns part of the record,” Warren said. “I have sent a letter to DEP requesting public hearings in Bucks County during at least three stages of the review process.” According to DEP, the PHASE II application includes more detailed design and operational information than was required in the PHASE I siting application review. The PHASE II process normally takes at least 10 months. Additional permits and reviews will be necessary with Falls Township and the Delaware River Basin Commission. In his letter to DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Warren requested several public hearings during key steps in the process. The first being at the beginning of technical review, the second at the point where Elcon responds to any official Notice of Read more

 

Warren honors Council Rock North cross country team at Capitol

(Jan 26, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Perry Warren hosted the Council Rock North boys cross country team at the Capitol Tuesday, in honor of the team's 2016 PIAA Class AAA championship. The team and its coaches, Dave Marrington and Rob Rogers, were honored with House citations and a presentation in the chamber of the House of Representatives in which state Rep. Scott Petri, R-Bucks, participated, as well. They also met with state Sens. Chuck McIlhinney, R-Bucks, and Tommy Tomlinson, R-Bucks, for lunch and photos in the Senate and Rotunda. The 2016 title is the 10th state championship for the Council Rock boys cross country program, the second for coach Marrington and the first since the high school split between CR North and CR South in 2003. Photos from the event can be downloaded here . “The community is very proud of what these student-athletes have accomplished,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Their accomplishments reflect on a job well done by their coaches, parents and educators. We are truly fortunate to have such high achievers in our neighborhoods.” Read more

 

Weekday Lane Closures on U.S. 1 in Bucks County for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation

(Jan 26, 2017)

King of Prussia, JAN. 26 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that daytime lane restrictions are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 at the Oxford Valley Road Interchange in Falls and Middletown townships, Bucks County, from Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for the rehabilitation of the Oxford Valley Road overpass. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas because slowdowns may occur. The work schedule is weather dependent. Crews began construction on November 14, 2016 to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017. The three-span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The bridge is not structurally deficient or posted with a weight limit. The structure carries 31,000 vehicles a day. The work is part of PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties, and rehabilitate four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Under this project, the contractor also will replace deteriorated culverts Read more

 

Warren elected as a delegation vice chairman

(Jan 25, 2017)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced today that he has been elected a vice chairman of the Democratic Southeast Delegation in the House of Representatives. “I’m excited at the opportunities this position will provide and look forward to working with my colleagues to positively influence and promote the best interest of our communities across southeastern Pennsylvania,” Warren said. The Southeast Delegation comprises 22 Democratic members. The delegation’s website is www.PaHouse.com/Southeast . Warren represents the 31 st House District, consisting of Lower Makefield Township, most of Morrisville Borough, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley. Read more

 

Warren appointed to five House committees

(Jan 24, 2017)

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced today that he has been appointed to serve on five standing committees in the House of Representatives: Environmental Resources and Energy, Human Services, Insurance, Local Government and Transportation. Read more

 

Warren Welcomes Cross Country Champs

(Jan 24, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Perry Warren welcomes the Council Rock North High School Boys Cross Country team which won the 2016 PIAA Division III Championship. Read more

 

Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Leaders Announce Pennsylvania REAL ID Extension

(Jan 20, 2017)

Harrisburg, PA. Jan. 19, 2017 - Pennsylvania has been granted an extension until June 5, 2017 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to fix state law to allow for federal REAL ID compliance after Governor Tom Wolf and bipartisan leaders including Senators Scarnati, Corman, and Costa, and Representatives Turzai, Reed, and Dermody, wrote to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month. The extension will allow the Wolf administration, including the Pa. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), to work with the General Assembly to resolve Pennsylvania’s non-compliance during the current legislative session. DHS told state leaders that additional extensions may be granted, as necessary, once the commonwealth can commit to meeting all REAL ID requirements. “I thank the leaders in both chambers for making this commitment to fix state law to allow for us to come into compliance so that no Pennsylvanians, from delivery drivers to air travelers, will be inconvenienced by the current provisions barring PennDOT from completing certain requirements,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration will continue to work with the General Assembly and the federal government to come into compliance and ensure we can resolve this in an efficient and timely manner before residents face any additional challenges.” This extension means that on January 30 th of this year, Pennsylvanians will no longer face immediate access issues when entering federal Read more

 

Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance

(Jan 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania received a limited extension through June 6 to update driver’s licenses to meet requirements under the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, but the General Assembly must still act quickly to comply. Without action, Pennsylvanians could be denied access to federal facilities and eventually even airline travel. Specifically, Pennsylvanians will need federally approved ID for air travel beginning Jan. 22, 2018, and with the limited extension we will need a federally approved ID to access federal buildings, nuclear power plants and military bases beginning June 7, 2017. Rest assured, I am following this issue very closely and am doing everything possible to ensure that we pass comprehensive changes to comply with the federal government. Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/pennsylvania for the most up to date information on the requirements and remember that my office can help you obtain a birth certificate or driver’s license. Read more

 

U.S. 1 to Close Weeknights in Bucks County for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation

(Jan 12, 2017)

King of Prussia, JAN. 12, 2017 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that northbound and southbound U.S. 1 will be closed overnight at the Oxford Valley Road interchange from Sunday, January 15 through Friday, January 20, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM for the rehabilitation of the Oxford Valley Road overpass. During the road closure, U.S. 1 motorists will exit at Oxford Valley Road and then re-enter the highway at the entrance ramps at the interchange. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas because slowdowns may occur. Crews began construction on November 14, 2016 to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017. The three span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The bridge is not structurally deficient or posted with a weight limit. The structure carries 16,000 vehicles a day. The work is part of PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties, and rehabilitate four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Under this project, the Read more

 

PennDOT Rehabilitating State Bridges in Bucks County

(Jan 05, 2017)

King of Prussia, PA. Jan. 5 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that northbound and southbound U.S. 1 will be closed nightly at the Oxford Valley Road interchange from Sunday, January 8 through Friday, January 13, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM for the rehabilitation of the Oxford Valley Road overpass. During the road closure, U.S. 1 motorists will exit at Oxford Valley Road and then re-enter the highway at the entrance ramps at the interchange. Crews began construction on November 14, 2016 to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017. The three span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The bridge is not structurally deficient or posted with a weight limit. The structure carries 16,000 vehicles a day. Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement contract that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan. All work on the project is expected to be completed in August 2018. Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com . Read more

 

Work on noise-abatement walls to extend into Saturday
Mar 24, 2017

Warren to present legislative briefing on autism and intellectual disabilities
Mar 24, 2017

Warren calls for toll tax credits for commuters, businesses
Mar 21, 2017

Construction work on PA I-95 noise-abatement walls set to resume next week in Lower Makefield
Mar 09, 2017

Warren, national advocates outline need to end child marriage in Pa.
Mar 09, 2017

Warren: DEP promises ‘rigorous’ review of Elcon hazardous waste proposal
Mar 03, 2017

Warren introduces legislation requiring schools to provide information to parents on eating disorders
Mar 02, 2017

Southbound Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge back-ups, delays possible Friday to Monday
Mar 01, 2017

Warren introduces bill to examine flood mapping, insurance
Feb 21, 2017

Warren to host district office open house, meet and greet Monday
Feb 08, 2017

Warren calls for public hearings on Elcon hazardous waste operations
Jan 30, 2017

Warren honors Council Rock North cross country team at Capitol
Jan 26, 2017

Weekday Lane Closures on U.S. 1 in Bucks County for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation
Jan 26, 2017

Warren elected as a delegation vice chairman
Jan 25, 2017

Warren appointed to five House committees
Jan 24, 2017

Warren Welcomes Cross Country Champs
Jan 24, 2017

Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Leaders Announce Pennsylvania REAL ID Extension
Jan 20, 2017

Pa. granted extension on REAL ID compliance
Jan 20, 2017

U.S. 1 to Close Weeknights in Bucks County for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation
Jan 12, 2017

PennDOT Rehabilitating State Bridges in Bucks County
Jan 05, 2017