Delaware River Port Authority
If you think those maddening lane closures on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be gone when everyone returns to work after Labor Day, think again.
A long closed station along the PATCO high speed line in Center City could come alive again. But the idea of reopening the Franklin Square stop has been considered, and rejected before.
Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.
While the timing of this action coincides with an ongoing grand jury probe into past economic development projects at the DRPA, leaders insist it’s just an organizational move.
Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.
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.
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.
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.
David La Torre, a donor to Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley (who is also DRPA chair), says he’s ready for this new challenge.
DRPA board vice chair Jeffrey Nash suggests the agency can now afford to restore the discounts after tightening its belt elsewhere.
Riders who have dealt with the headache on Fridays and weekends since February will now have them 24/7, through the end of July.
Starting next week, the pain of the ongoing PATCO track rehab project will spread to drivers who use the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Commuters between southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are in for a rough summer this year.
One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.
The idea of Septa running Patco is a concept that’s closer to the “floating the idea” stage than anything definitive.