Pa.,NJ Lawmakers Call for More Reform at DRPA
The Delaware River Port Authority board this past week adopted many of the reforms ordered by the Governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. More changes are expected in the coming week but they’re all insufficient in the eyes of a pair of local legislators, one on each side of the river, who plan to take their concerns to colleagues in Harrisburg and Trenton.
KYW’s David Madden reports the changes at the DRPA have been done by resolution and they can be changed at the whim of the board. There’s now a push to make those changes — law.
Franklin Township Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco will introduce a bill in New Jersey:
“There’s no confidence in this management. This management team has got to go. It’s not just the CEO but it’s his entire executive staff.”
Collegeville State Rep Mike Vereb will take the same action in Pennsylvania. And both will push to change the federal compact that created the agency in the first place to remove any means by which revenue can be used for anything but the bridges and PATCO.
As for any staff shakeups, that’s a function of the board and the Governors members report too.