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What's behind PATCO’s recent spate of train cancellations?

It has been a rough couple of weeks for PATCO riders. On Tuesday, five trains were cancelled or had their trips shortened due to equipment problems, plus another canceled thanks to…

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Proposal to transform base of Ben Franklin Bridge trips at the start

A few years ago, planners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) approached the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with an idea: Monument Plaza, the barren concrete pedestal for Isamu Noguchi’s sometimes…

    • Bend it like Benjamin | Convicted Melon
    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge - January 20, 2013. Paul Drzal.

Governor Wolf to veto DRPA reform bill over senate confirmation of appointees

Governor Tom Wolf will veto a bill passed Tuesday aimed at reforming the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) over a single provision that would give the Pennsylvania State Senate confirmation power…

    • 51st Shade of Grey, dirty window series | Al BeFranke

DRPA Dispatch: PATCO ridership rebounding after bridge work; DRPA finances rebounding after mismanagement work

After a year of constrained schedules due to maintenance work on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, ridership on PATCO trains has fully rebounded and may be growing past previous highs. PATCO ridership…

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Gov. Christie vetoes Port Authority union contracts minutes before deadline

UPDATE: After initial publication, a Christie spokesperson forwarded the letter. This article has been updated with details of the letter, which is available in its entirety below. In a quiet,…

    • The Walt Whitman Bridge, opened in 1957, is the second oldest of the area's four Delaware River Bridges. Photo courtesy of DRPA

Port Authority unions get first raises since 2010, absent a Christie veto

After years of working without a raise, the Delaware River Port Authority’s (DRPA) unions are poised to sign new collective bargaining agreements. At their meeting Wednesday, the DRPA board voted to…

    • Below Benjamin Franklin Bridge | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

170 monthly parking spots to open beneath Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board authorized a plan to build a 170-spot parking lot underneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The new lot could be open as soon as September,…

    • Bend it like Benjamin | Convicted Melon

Engineering consultant sues Port Authority for $2 million in back pay on PATCO refurbishment project

LTK Consulting Services is suing the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) for over $2 million, alleging the authority breached its contract with the engineering firm. The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County,…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

November 20: Washington Avenue 'edge lines' | DRPA's reverse congestion charge | Income-based water billing

Inga Saffron laments Southern Land Co's proposed demolition of three charming Sansom Street buildings near Rittenhouse, and wonders whether Jim Kenney "will be the mayor who finally recognizes that our three-century collection…

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Bridging a digital divide: DRPA creates digital communications position

“We gotta step up our game,” said Kyle Anderson, Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Director of Corporate Communications. That game: FarmVille on Facebook. Or maybe Mafia Wars. Or perhaps just a…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatches: Driving up, PATCO down, & nepotism policy tweaked

Delaware River Port Authority traffic counts and PATCO ridership for January were reported today, and the DRPA Board voted to approve a change to its nepotism policy to allow the hiring…

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DRPA doings: Board drops Johnny Doc, Riverlink Ferry; gains wifi and SEPTA Key access

This morning's Delaware River Port Authority board meeting was about as jam-packed and exciting as transportation authority board meetings can get, replete with (extremely respectful) demonstrators, (long-planned) approvals for major projects,…

    • Traffic Playground

January 5: Gillen out | MQS makes land bank deposit | Traffic playground | Citified

Former Redevelopment Authority head Terry Gillen ended her campaign for Mayor, due in part to a difficulty raising money.  Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez is setting an example for City Council, transferring…

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    • Stormy sunset skyline, July 2, 2014
Eyes on the Street

July 3: SEPTA's late buses | Undercover to curb illegal dumping | Cigarette tax passes PA House | DRPA hires crisis communications pro | Chief Data Officer, Tim Wisniewski

Hot. Rain. (Again.) Arthur has been upgraded to a hurricane and will be swinging past us in one form or another. That could mean rain on our parade. For now, your…

    • Kurt Vile mural, April 2014 | David Swift, EOTS Flikr Group
Eyes on the Street

June 30: Council, lords of land use | Feibush v. Johnson: the blog | $23m unspent DRPA development funds | Penn National bows out | Violent crime drop | Kurt Vile mural buffed

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here's what we're reading this Monday morning: An Inquirer editorial today calls Council the “lords of land use” and suggests that councilmanic prerogative, campaign…

    • West Trenton Station, Photo by Neal Santos

Roadwork roundup: Summer transportation construction projects

Every once in a while PlanPhilly tracks down all of the entities leading transportation construction projects around the city. Since summer is an especially busy time for that work, we decided…

    • A rowhouse demolition. | Phillytrax, EOTS Flickr Group
    • The Ben Franklin Bridge was built with room to accomodate bicycles and pedestrians, Photo by Neal Santos
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