Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley was sworn inas chairman of the bi-state agency, replacing David Simon.
John Matheussen leaves the DRPA at the close of business on Friday, moving on to become a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.
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.
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.
The agency has also concluded its lengthy process to codify new ethics policies and eliminate perks like free EZ Passes.
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.
PATCO is following the lead of other transit agencies, launching a three-month test of “quiet cars” on its trains.
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.
Local food banks say they’re still waiting for $2 million in funding from the Delaware River Port Authority, approved by the agency more than a year and a half ago but subsequently put on hold.
“Tolls will increase going from $4 per car to $5 and there’ll be a 25-percent increase for all the other vehicles,” John Matheussen, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority says.
Major changes made on the Pennsylvania side of the table at the board of the Delaware River Port Authority are being welcomed by at least one person who sits on the New Jersey side.
Board members instructed top managers to look into the idea at the suggestion of commissioner John Dougherty, who has been pushing the plan for months.
DRPA officials insist their officers will patrol their properties and nothing else.
The future of a light rail commuter line from Camden into Gloucester County is very much in doubt, with a decision by the Delaware River Port Authority to suspend its’ long term interest in the billion dollar project.
An effort to remove John Matheussen (photo) as CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority went down in flames, although it’s clear his support on the board is on shaky ground.