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Delaware River Port Authority

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

DRPA Approves Budget With Spending Cuts, No Toll or Fare Hikes

The agency has also concluded its lengthy process to codify new ethics policies and eliminate perks like free EZ Passes.


(The new EZ Pass transponders are about half the size of the old ones.
 Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Generation Of E-ZPass On Its Way

A new, smaller E-ZPass is coming to a windshield near you.



DRPA Implements Policy Changes Designed To Reform The Agency

The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently in the name of reform.


(File photo: a 2011 DRPA board meeting.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Begins Codifying Long List of Agency Reforms

The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently.


DRPA inspector general Tom Raftery.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Board Wrangling Over Pay Raise For Its Inspector General

Tom Raftery has now been given the duties and responsibilities of a “senior” manager, but some commissioners are balking over moves to adjust his salary from $130,000 to $165,000.


(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Corbett To Step Down As DRPA Chairman

After a year-and-a-half at the helm of the Delaware River Port Authority, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down later this month.


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

Economy Seen Driving Drivers Away From DRPA Bridges

Traffic on the bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority is down significantly, while those operated by the Burlington County Bridge Commission have seen an overall increase.



Feds Question DRPA About Toll Increases

Federal officials will be sitting down with officials from the Delaware River Port Authority with some questions about how toll increases were put into effect.



Government Agency Probing Toll Increases In Pa., NJ & Del.

GAO spokesman Ned Griffith says the agency is looking into whether bistate transportation authorities are accountable.


(The DRPA board meets on July 18, 2012.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Says It Is In Forward Gear With Agency Reforms

The Delaware River Port Authority says it is working to implement — and set in stone — many of the reforms approved by the agency almost two years ago.


(A December 2011 meeting of the DRPA board.  Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Investigator Says Agency’s Reforms Are Still Incomplete

DRPA inspector general Thomas Raftery says that ethics policies are not uniform across the board, procedures for contracts and purchasing are confusing, and promised reforms have still not be implemented.


E-ZPass Trick Gives Truckers Free Ride Through Tolls, Sticking Others With The Bill

Have you ever noticed a big truck riding your bumper as you go through an E-ZPass toll? If so, you better check your statement right away. The truck could be trying to get a free ride on your dime.


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DRPA Looking To Permit Advertisements At PATCO Train Stations

The Delaware River Port Authority is looking at an advertising deal by SEPTA and wondering if it can do the same for the cash-strapped train system.


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NJ Comptroller Says Questionable DRPA Payments Went To Norcross Firm

New Jersey’s state comptroller has reviewed the inner operations of the Delaware River Port Authority, saying his office has found a pattern of waste and mismanagement that cost the bi-state agency millions of dollars over a number of years.


(Credit: Vince Hill)

With Fliers and Video, Patco Begins a Rider Courtesy Campaign

A video on Patco’s web site offering humorously helpful tips is just part of the “Courtesy Counts” campaign, launched after a rider survey found four recurring complaints.