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

Walt Whitman Bridge Construction Reaches Critical Phase

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.

07/20/2012

(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.

07/18/2012

(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.

06/15/2012

(File Photo of Ben Franklin Bridge)

A Lot Goes Into Lane Closures On Ben Franklin Bridge

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.

05/18/2012

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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.

03/29/2012

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First Responders Help Deliver Baby On Delaware Memorial Bridge

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.

01/26/2012

(A 2010 meeting of the DRPA board.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

23-Year FBI Veteran Named As DRPA’s Inspector General

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.

01/19/2012

(The DRPA board, meeting today in Camden.  Credit: David Madden)

Pa. General Auditor Unhappy With NJ Reimbursements

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.

12/18/2011

John Boyle (far left), of the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, says the DRPA has been putting this off for too long (credit: KYW's David Madden)

Plans For Bike Ramp On Camden Side Of Ben Franklin Bridge Delayed Again

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.

12/15/2011

NJ Governor Christie tours the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Donates $2 Million To Food Bank Of South Jersey

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.

12/14/2011

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DRPA Looking For New Owner For RiverLink Ferry

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.

11/13/2011

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DRPA Comes Under Scrutiny For Millions Earmarked For Economic Development Projects

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.

11/05/2011

(Jeffrey Nash, center left, heads the DRPA finance committee.  Credit:  David Madden)

Camden-Glassboro Light Rail Line Project Chugging Along Slowly

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.

10/22/2011

(Jeffrey Nash, center left, heads the DRPA finance committee.  Credit:  David Madden)

DRPA Wrestling With How To Transition Out of Community Project Funding

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.

10/19/2011

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Transit Nightmare: Irene Snarls Transportation In Philadelphia And South Jersey

Thousands of flights are canceled and public transportation service is suspended throughout the area due to Hurricane Irene.

08/27/2011

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