PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia City Councilmember Cherelle Parker has been elected to be the first woman to lead the board of the Delaware River Port Authority. Her appointment was approved Wednesday morning.

The DRPA has a budget of more than $300 million.

It oversees the four bridges connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the PATCO High-Speed Line.

Parker said it’s a critical part of the region’s infrastructure and its future.