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Delaware River Port Authority

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

PATCO Continuing To Replace Tracks Across Ben Franklin Bridge On Friday

Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.

9 hours ago

Eugene DePasquale, a member of the DRPA board.  Photo provided)

DRPA Member Expresses Concern Over Unpublicized Meeting

DRPA board member Eugene DePasquale, the Pennsylvania auditor general, attended the two-hour session by phone. He thinks the lack of public notice was a mistake.

08/08/2014

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Lt. Gov. Cawley Asked To Hold Special Meeting To Discuss Lost DRPA Emails

A Philadelphia union leader is calling on the Delaware River Port Authority to hold an emergency meeting in connection with the apparent loss of e-mails sought in a federal investigation.

07/09/2014

(A newly installed overhead fan circulates air in Patco's 15th Street station.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Patco Hopes To Win Fans By Installing Fans

The Delaware River Port Authority knows its recent capital projects have customers steaming, so it thought a small fix in the underground Philadelphia stations might cool them off.

07/04/2014

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DRPA Sets Up Short-Term Deal With Donor’s Public Relations Firm

David La Torre, a donor to Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley (who is also DRPA chair), says he’s ready for this new challenge.

07/03/2014

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

DRPA May Bring Back EZ Pass Commuter Discounts

DRPA board vice chair Jeffrey Nash suggests the agency can now afford to restore the discounts after tightening its belt elsewhere.

06/05/2014

(Crews install a safety platform under the Ben Franklin Bridge ahead of construction work.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Shutdown Of PATCO Train Track Across Ben Franklin Bridge Begins Friday!

Riders who have dealt with the headache on Fridays and weekends since February will now have them 24/7, through the end of July.

05/29/2014

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Rough Summer Ahead For Commuters Between Philadelphia And New Jersey

Starting next week, the pain of the ongoing PATCO track rehab project will spread to drivers who use the Ben Franklin Bridge.

05/27/2014

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

Commuters Between Philadelphia And New Jersey Face Rough Summer

Commuters between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are in for a rough summer this year.

05/25/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.)

Highway Officials Clearing Access to Alternative Del. River Bridges as Ben Franklin Project Begins

One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.

05/22/2014

(A DRPA board meeting.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Takes Up, Gingerly, Thoughts of Having Septa Run Patco Line

The idea of Septa running Patco is a concept that’s closer to the “floating the idea” stage than anything definitive.

05/22/2014

File photo of Gloucester Township Police Department (credit: David Madden.)

Body Found On Shoreline May Be That Of Missing Man 

Authorities say a body found on the Delaware River shoreline in southern New Jersey may be that of man believed to have jumped to his death from a nearby bridge.

05/18/2014

Businesses and apartment buildings near the Ben Franklin Bridge will soon deal with noisy construction work. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PATCO Warns Camden, Old City Residents: Construction Will Be Noisy

Letters are going out to residents and business owners in Old City and Camden warning them it’s going to be noisy.

05/09/2014

(DRPA's board meets at the agency's headquarters in Camden, NJ.  Credit: David Madden)

Push Coming To Turn Policy Changes At DRPA Into State Law

Two Pennsylvania legislators and one from New Jersey plan to introduce bills on Monday that would make policy changes at the Delaware River Port Authority permanent by adopting them as state law.

04/26/2014

DRPA CEO John Hanson (L) with DRPA Board Chair Jim Cawley. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PATCO Accelerates Plans To Upgrade Train Platform Information Signs

There are plans in the works to give PATCO riders better train information, through new variable message signs on the platforms.

04/16/2014

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