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Teterboro Six Departure confusion

I am confused by the Teterboro Six Departure Procedure off of runway 01. Does it mean climb to 2,000 feet then turn right to a heading of 040° at TEB 2.3 DME turn left to a heading of 280°? Or does it mean runway heading to a safe altitude of 500 feet then turn right heading 040° then at TEB 2.3 DME turn left heading 280° and maintain 2,000 feet? Or does it mean something else? The new description is more confusing than the old description.
_ATP, 800XP

To ensure the right information is passed on, Av Hazard called Teterboro Tower for a clarification of the departure procedures for runway 1. The controller stated the procedures indicated by the "T" give minimums to avoid the obstructions and comply with the noise abatement procedures due to a hospital located 1.7 nm north of runway 01 as mentioned in the Airport Facility Directory. The listed weather, climb gradient and the departure procedure "climb heading 040° to 900 feet before proceeding on course" provided an alternate means of compliance for the noise abatement procedure. Moving on to the SID, the tower stated the "Climb to 2,000 via" is the altitude the pilot must climb to and maintain while performing the heading changes and DME distance.

To be clear, the proper sequence for runway 01 according to the Teterboro Tower in a King Air let's say is: after takeoff with appropriate weather or climb gradient continue the climb to 500 feet (recommended minimum single engine safe altitude) before turning right and maintain a heading of 040° until reaching TEB 2.3 DME while climbing to maintain 2,000 feet. When reaching TEB 2.3 DME turn left to a heading of 280°. The takeoff procedure of 040° to 900 feet is already complied with in the Teterboro Six Departure Procedure. If the takeoff from runway 1 is performed VFR, then the pilot must follow the 040° to 900 feet before proceeding on course procedure.

Multiple Pontiac fixes

We were departing the St. Louis terminal area enroute to Detroit (SUS-DET) and I was given a revised routing "Pontiac–Ft. Wayne–Wakeville". Not being a local and not knowing the three letter identifier, rather than ask the busy controller, I typed "Pontiac" into the FMS and luckily came up with PNT, which was correct. Later, I was scanning the chart and I noticed I could have mistaken PSI, Pontiac, MI in the FMS and started flying toward the wrong VOR. Use caution to correctly identify which "Pontiac" is meant in clearances. The hazard is having two VORs or fixes in relative close proximity that share the same name.
_ATP, EMB 500.