Officials say they’re signs of appreciation.
It’s becoming a chronic problem, causing occasional train delays, and officials say they’re taking steps to stop it.
“If you want to do a programmatic discount, you would need programmatic revenue,” says a DRPA spokesman, “and nobody has suggested where that programmatic revenue would come from.”
“We are cooperating fully, and our employees have been instructed accordingly,” says a DRPA spokesman.
The transit agency that runs the high-speed train line between Camden and Philadelphia is getting ready to update its “Freedom” card, the cashless method for paying fares.
The Delaware River Port Authority says suggestions that tolls might be lowered on some of its bridges just isn’t in the cards.
Patco’s Tim Ireland says the riders have spoken, and the rail operator listened.
The board of the Delaware River Port Authority has begun to make permanent many of the policy changes adopted by the agency recently.
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.
The Delaware River Port Authority is looking at an advertising deal by SEPTA and wondering if it can do the same for the cash-strapped train system.