Commuters have probably noticed that the morning traffic on the Walt Whitman Bridge is backed up a little more than usual. An ongoing redecking project has reached a critical phase.
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.
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.
It’s been gridlock nearly every Friday afternoon in-bound to Philadelphia on the Ben Franklin Bridge this spring. You’re stuck in traffic, and the other side’s moving along just fine. And you wonder why your side doesn’t have another lane? There are a lot of variables.
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.
Mom’s water broke in the westbound lanes of the Delaware Memorial Bridge Thursday morning and a pair of first responders from the Delaware River & Bay Authority Police Department was naturally, first on the scene.
Tom Raftery has been selected to serve as the agency’s first inspector general, one of a series of reforms adopted by the DRPA more than a year ago.
At meetings of the Delaware River Port Authority, staffers from Governor Chris Christie’s office are routinely on hand, and they’re paid by the DRPA for their time. It’s a practice one Pennsylvania board member is not too happy with.
Biking enthusiasts are wondering why the Delaware River Port Authority decided to remove construction of a ramp on the Camden end of the Ben Franklin Bridge that could accommodate them, as well as the handicapped, from their five-year capital plan.
The Food Bank of South Jersey is getting $2 million from the Delaware River Port Authority, in what officials call the last of the DRPA’s economic development spending.
The future of ferry service linking Penn’s Landing with the Camden Waterfront is being debated between the agency that now provides it and two others that wouldn’t mind taking it over.
Triple AAA has chimed in on the battle over how to use more than $29 million in unused economic development money at the Delaware River Port Authority.
The first real steps toward making a light rail line between Camden and Glassboro are about to be approved, although it’ll be years before you’ll be able to jump on board.
The Delaware River Port Authority was supposed to be out of the economic development business, but there’s a $29-million pool of unspent funds earmarked for that purpose.
Thousands of flights are canceled and public transportation service is suspended throughout the area due to Hurricane Irene.