Delaware River Port Authority
Activists told the Delaware River Port Authority they were tired of hearing that the west side of Cooper River Park would open “soon.”
No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.
Until now, occasional Patco riders had to pay with cash at the ticket machines, and they’d get their change back in dollar coins. No more.
“We’re going to revise our fare system for the day to provide for either a $2.50, one-way, or $5, round-trip, ticket,” says DRPA deputy CEO Michael Conallen.
Later this week, PATCO riders will actually be able to use the first of the refurbished rail cars along the high speed line.
The DRPA’s latest study suggests that reopening the station under Franklin Square, near 6th and Race Streets, wouldn’t increase ridership all that much but would enhance the area’s economy.
Usually, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run, a 142-mile trip from Philly to DC, has a stop in Baltimore along the way. Not this year, organizers say.
John Hanson, CEO of Patco’s parent, the Delaware River Port Authority, says the persistent software issues have been addressed at last.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The legal work was reportedly to represent two commissioners in a federal grand jury investigation into politically connected economic development spending by the DRPA.