The wet weather and icy conditions were making for a slippery and slow commute Monday across parts of the Philadelphia region.
An agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer
In time, all 120 cars in the fleet will get that new look and feel, at a cost of $194 million, which is far less than what it would have cost to get new ones.
With a revitalized Franklin Square now popular, the Delaware River Port Authority is taking a look at putting the PATCO station there back into service.
The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.
PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.
It’s an issue that has delayed the entire $194-million project to overhaul the 120-car fleet.
The past few months of having only a single track to get over the bridge caused some headaches for commuters.
The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.
Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.
The transit agency had hoped the eight renovated cars would be ready before spring of this year. That was pushed back to summer, then to last month.
In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.
PATCO officials say the disruption in service began shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday when someone was struck by one of its trains at the station at 8th and Market Streets.
Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.
PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.