Delaware River Port Authority

PATCO shows off the first of its new refurbished rail cars. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Patco Says Rebuilt Rail Cars Should Begin Going Into Regular Service Next Month

John Hanson, CEO of Patco’s parent, the Delaware River Port Authority, says the persistent software issues have been addressed at last.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Official Says Clearing Ben Franklin Bridge By AM Rush After Truck Accident Was Not Doable

John Hanson, chief executive officer of the Delaware River Port Authority, says removing the truck and its load of kiwi fruit was a huge undertaking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Patco Doing More Single-Tracking Across Ben Franklin Bridge, Through March

More inconvenience is on tap for Patco riders, as a new phase of the high-speed line’s ongoing track rehabilitation project begins this Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

File photo: The Ben Franklin Bridge. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Closes Books On A Couple Of Major Projects

A $3 million loan to finance turning the old RCA building in Camden into apartments is now paid off. And a $10 million loan guarantee to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has been discharged.

02/03/2015

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

New DRPA Chairman Is Bit Of A Break With Tradition

The Delaware River Port Authority has a new chairman, and while tradition keeps that position in Pennsylvania’s control, the man with the gavel is not a gubernatorial appointee, at least for now.

01/24/2015

PATCO shows off the first of its new refurbished rail cars. (File photo by Mike DeNardo/KYW)

Refurbished PATCO Cars On High Speed Line Expected To Debut In February

In time, all 120 cars in the fleet will get that new look and feel, at a cost of $194 million, which is far less than what it would have cost to get new ones.

01/07/2015

file photo (credit: Matt Leon)

PATCO Takes New Look At Reopening Long-Shuttered Franklin Square Station

With a revitalized Franklin Square now popular, the Delaware River Port Authority is taking a look at putting the PATCO station there back into service.

12/12/2014

(The DRPA board -- William Sasso, CEO John Hanson, chair Jim Cawley, and Jeffrey Nash -- meet on December 10, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Commissioner Defends Payments To His Law Firm

The legal work was reportedly to represent two commissioners in a federal grand jury investigation into politically connected economic development spending by the DRPA.

12/10/2014

Commodore Barry Bridge (File Photo Credit: Oren Liebermann)

$100M Project Aimed At Preserving Commodore Barry Bridge Could Begin As Early As Next Year

The Commodore Barry Bridge is in line for a major makeover beginning next year if the Delaware River Port Authority approves a contract this week that would begin the five-year project.

12/07/2014

(PATCO File Photo)

Fewer Delays Expected As Phase Two Of PATCO Rehab Project Begins

The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.

12/05/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco Still Struggling To Get Refurbished Rail Cars Running Correctly

It’s an issue that has delayed the entire $194-million project to overhaul the 120-car fleet.

11/18/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco’s New Rail Cars Delayed Again; Persistent Software Bugs Blamed

The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.

10/02/2014

(DRPA inspector general Tom Raftery, in 2012  file photo by David Madden.)

Del. River Port Authority’s Internal Watchdog Resigning His Post

Thomas Raftery was hired two years ago by the DRPA as part of the bistate agency’s much-ballyhooed reform efforts. His task was to root out corruption and inefficiencies in the agency.

09/23/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge.  Photo provided by DRPA)

DRPA Set To Make Additional Repairs To Walt Whitman Bridge

A June inspection found damage to several gusset plates — the steel sheets that connect trusses.

09/18/2014

PA Republican Senator John Rafferty (Top row, right) chairs the State Senate Transportation Committee.  (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Panel Advances DRPA Reform Legislation

The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.

09/17/2014

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