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Delaware River Port Authority

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

(Pa. lieutenant governor Jim Cawley is sworn in as chairman of the DRPA.  Photo by David Madden)

New Chairman, New CEO for Delaware River Port Authority

Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley was sworn inas chairman of the bi-state agency, replacing David Simon.

03/19/2014

(A barricade currently blocks access to the parking area of Cooper River Park West, being evaluated for redevelopment.  Photo provided by Tom Knoche)

Community Group Proposing Variety of Upgrades For a Camden, NJ Park

As support to reopen and improve Cooper River Park West continues to gather, a community meeting will be held Tuesday night to unveil environmental and recreational plan proposals.

01/28/2014

(John Matheussen, in file photo.)

Longtime DRPA Chief John Matheussen Packing Up For NJ Judicial Post

John Matheussen leaves the DRPA at the close of business on Friday, moving on to become a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.

01/15/2014

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Patco Gets Dinged By Feds For Failing To Provide For Handicapped Passengers

Breakdowns of elevators and escalators are a constant annoyance for Patco riders.

01/14/2014

(John Matheussen, in file photo.)

NJ Senate Committee OKs Nomination of DRPA Chief to State Judicial Post

A new Jersey state senate panel has given its approval for Governor Christie’s nomination of DRPA chief John Matheussen to be a Superior Court judge.

01/13/2014

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Accident Involving Police Car Closes Tacony Palmyra Bridge

A car collided with a police cruiser early Thursday morning on the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, forcing a closure.

01/02/2014

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More Federal Subpoenas Issued To DRPA Employees

Word is, the US attorney in Philadelphia is taking a long look into past DRPA spending, particularly on economic development projects.

12/18/2013

(Drivers encounter this sign after one that says, "Welcome to the Ben Franklin Bridge."  Credit: DRPA)

New DRPA Bridge Signs Leave Some Drivers Smiling, Others Wondering

Officials say they’re signs of appreciation.

11/08/2013

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Managers Not Worried About PATCO Ridership Dropoff

Ridership on the PATCO High Speed Line is down a little from near record highs seen a year ago, but managers aren’t all that concerned for now.

10/05/2013

file photo of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Among U.S. Leaders In Bridges With Red Flags

Pennsylvania is among the nation’s leaders in bridges that both lack backup protection against collapse in case a single, vital component fails and are designated by highway officials as being in need of repair.

09/15/2013

(The DRPA operates the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, pictured, plus the Betsy Ross, Walt Whitman, and Commodore Barry bridges.  File photo)

DRPA Says It Won’t Use Temporary Revenues To Fund EZ Pass Commuter Discounts

“If you want to do a programmatic discount, you would need programmatic revenue,” says a DRPA spokesman, “and nobody has suggested where that programmatic revenue would come from.”

06/21/2013

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Federal Grand Jury Issues Subpoena To Delaware River Port Authority

“We are cooperating fully, and our employees have been instructed accordingly,” says a DRPA spokesman.

04/05/2013

Floribert Nava (credit: Cape May County Correctional Facility)

Juvenile Driver Escapes Kidnapping By Crashing Into Police Car On The Ben Franklin Bridge

A juvenile driver, forced to drive from Wildwood to Philadelphia, escaped by crashing into a police car on the Ben Franklin Bridge on Friday morning.

03/26/2013

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

DRPA Says Despite Reports, Bridge Tolls Aren’t Going Down

The Delaware River Port Authority says suggestions that tolls might be lowered on some of its bridges just isn’t in the cards.

01/17/2013

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