Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell conceded last week he may be responsible, at least in part, for some of the public pressure that’s now being placed upon the Delaware River Port Authority.
KYW’s David Madden reports Rendell’s quick to note changes made in the agency for the better; competitive contract bidding, the end of using bond proceeds for economic development and a 12 percent cut in DRPA staff.
But Rendell, who, for a time served as the agency’s Chairman, conceded when it comes to the problems coming to light now:
“Some of those I didn’t know about, some of them I did. And if you’re looking to point the finger of blame here, I think I share a good portion of that blame.”
That said, both he and his New Jersey counterpart, Chris Christie, have issued a joint list of 19 policy changes and reforms that Rendell expects will be adopted in short order.
He also hopes Christie will consider the complete record of agency Executive Director John Matheussen, whose contract has expired. Should the board renew it, Christie could reject it.