By David Madden

BARRINGTON, N.J. (CBS) – There’s a new man at the helm of PATCO, the commuter rail line run by the Delaware River Port Authority.

Forty-two-year-old John Rink has worked for both agencies for almost 20 years, most recently as a technical supervisor for PATCO. When the general manager’s position opened with Bob Box’s retirement in April, Rink decided to go for it. Rink plans to build on Box’s record.

“The leader is only as good as people who work under him and when you have a great team and you all work together for a common goal, usually you end up with a great success.”

What is on the top of his to-do list? Completing a project to overhaul each and every car on the 40-year-old line. And next year, they’ll begin to replace the rails, ties and electrical systems that carry those trains over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Rink also serves as the Mayor of Barrington, although his term there expires next month.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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