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Thousands Of DRPA Bridge Drivers To Get Toll Discount By End Of Year

The New Jersey Transit hike starts in October. The DRPA is preparing to roll out the toll discount within three months.

07/15/2015

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

Patco Trains Being Reinspected After One Shuts Down During Rush Hour

The Wednesday afternoon train was one of 12 refurbished cars in Patco’s fleet.

07/09/2015

(The righthand lane of the westbound Ben Franklin Bridge is blocked by a construction crew on the rainy morning of July 9, 2015.  Photo illustration by Mike DeNardo)

Lane Closures on Ben Franklin Bridge Will Persist Thru August

The Delaware River Port Authority, which operates the Ben, says the righthand westbound lane will remain closed around the clock until September 5th.

07/09/2015

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Camden Residents Frustrated At Long-Delayed Opening Of Gateway Park West

Activists told the Delaware River Port Authority they were tired of hearing that the west side of Cooper River Park would open “soon.”

06/21/2015

File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Authorities ‘Considering’ Closing Ben Franklin Bridge To Auto Traffic Weekend Of Pope’s Visit

No decisions have been made yet, but one of the options authorities are considering is keeping cars and trucks off of the Bridge.

06/18/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Patco Now Accepts Credit Cards For Fares From Casual Riders

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.

06/17/2015

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

Patco Revising Its Fare Rules For 2-Day Papal Visit in September

“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.

06/03/2015

PATCO Train. (File photo by Mike DeNardo/KYW)

PATCO Riders Finally Getting To Try Out Newly Refurbished Rail Cars

Later this week, PATCO riders will actually be able to use the first of the refurbished rail cars along the high speed line.

05/25/2015

(File photo by KYW's Matt Leon)

Patco Will Apply For Federal Funds To Get Dormant Franklin Square PATCO Station Reopened

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.

05/21/2015

(Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Annual Philly-to-DC Fallen Officer Run Bypassing Riot-Torn Baltimore This Year

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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

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