Delaware River Port Authority
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.
There are plans in the works to give PATCO riders better train information, through new variable message signs on the platforms.
Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley was sworn inas chairman of the bi-state agency, replacing David Simon.
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.
John Matheussen leaves the DRPA at the close of business on Friday, moving on to become a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.
Breakdowns of elevators and escalators are a constant annoyance for Patco riders.
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.
A car collided with a police cruiser early Thursday morning on the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, forcing a closure.
Word is, the US attorney in Philadelphia is taking a long look into past DRPA spending, particularly on economic development projects.
Officials say they’re signs of appreciation.
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.
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.
“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.”
“We are cooperating fully, and our employees have been instructed accordingly,” says a DRPA spokesman.
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.