John Matheussen

(Pa. lieutenant governor Jim Cawley is sworn in as chairman of the DRPA.  Photo by David Madden)

New Chairman, New CEO for Delaware River Port Authority

Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley was sworn inas chairman of the bi-state agency, replacing David Simon.


(John Matheussen, in file photo.)

Longtime DRPA Chief John Matheussen Packing Up For NJ Judicial Post

John Matheussen leaves the DRPA at the close of business on Friday, moving on to become a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.


(John Matheussen, in file photo.)

NJ Senate Committee OKs Nomination of DRPA Chief to State Judicial Post

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.


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Managers Not Worried About PATCO Ridership Dropoff

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.


(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.



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.


(A Patco train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

PATCO Inaugurates ‘Quiet Cars’ On All Weekday Trains

PATCO is following the lead of other transit agencies, launching a three-month test of “quiet cars” on its trains.


(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.


(The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is one of four operated by the DRPA.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Food Banks Pleading With DRPA To Release Promised Funds

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.


Bridge Toll Hike Begins Friday

“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.


(A December 2010 meeting of the DRPA.  File photo by David Madden)

Remaining DRPA Board Members Rolling With The Changes

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.


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PATCO Examining Feasability of Speedline Sale

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.



Official: Camden Cop Layoffs Won’t Change DRPA’s Police Plans

DRPA officials insist their officers will patrol their properties and nothing else.


DRPA Bails On Camden-Glassboro Light Rail Project

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.


Attempt To Remove CEO of DRPA Fails, For Now

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.