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    • Workers assessing damage from a Conrail train's collision with a PATCO power pole

PATCO commuters should expect transit headaches this week as repairs from pole run-in continue

There are plenty of pros to taking PATCO to work — skip bridge tolls, no traffic, a smaller carbon footprint — but this morning had one huge con: Conrail. A Conrail…

    • PATCO entrance

Going up: PATCO to build elevators at six stations

The DRPA board authorized a $31 million, four year project to install eight elevators in six PATCO stations at its monthly board meeting Wednesday. The project will make all PATCO stations…

    • PATCO entrance

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…

    • Winter steel moving | Al Be Franke, EOTS Flickr Group

Philly Transit in 2016: No Mass Transformations (yet)

Ah, it’s the end of the year, that time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come, and things are no different here at…

    • Trains to New Jersey

PATCO board member resigned from board, takes PATCO executive job

Rohan Hepkins resigned as a commissioner on the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and PATCO boards in February, to “pursue career opportunities that may be in conflict with his position on…

    • 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…

    • Outbound PATCO | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

PATCO designates electric car parking at five stations, considers charging stations

Parking could soon become easier for commuters who drive electric vehicles (EVs) to PATCO stations starting this month, whether they’re driving a Tesla or a Chevy Volt. On Tuesday, PATCO announced…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, PlanPhilly

DRPA authorizes second round of union contracts following Christie veto

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Such is the motto of the DRPA board these days, which once again authorized labor agreements with three of its unions. The…

    • PATCO trains to New Jersey, Photo by Phillytrax

Freedom is the Key: PATCO fare cards will work on SEPTA

At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, the PATCO board approved a contract to overhaul the software behind its Freedom Card to make it compatible with soon-to-finally-arrive SEPTA Key fare payment system.…

    • A Plain Ole Ben | Al BeFranke

DRPA Dispatch: PATCO speeds up Saturday service, hunts again for a TIGER grant

PATCO’s Saturday service will run more frequently starting April 9th, reducing headways between trains from 25 minutes to 20 minutes, said PATCO General Manager John Rink following this morning’s DRPA board…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatch: No CEO pay raise until unions get their own; 5th Street Tunnel repairs expedited

Waiting, Tom Petty says, is the hardest part. Maybe for some, but not for Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) CEO John Hanson, who was all smiles when asked about his…

    • Bridge Line, Photo by phillytrax

Pennsylvania House votes to give Governor Wolf veto over Port Authority board

In a rare move of bipartisanship in Harrisburg, the state House voted unanimously to empower Governor Tom Wolf with a new veto power. Okay, it is just a veto power over…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatch: CEO Hanson to get a pay raise; union wants one, too

On the day Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) CEO John Hanson was supposed to receive a raise, a union official asked for the same for his workers at this morning’s meeting…

    • PATCO City Hall station

January 13: Bernie Sanders' property tax plan | LEED Gold for Goldtex | Abandoned PATCO

As of January 1, Philadelphia's building code began requiring all new residential construction to include in-sink garbage disposals, reports Laura Bliss. The reason? "More disposals directing pulverized food waste into…

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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…

    • Outbound PATCO | Rob Lybeck, EOTS Flickr Group

Franklin Square Station reopening advances as DRPA board approves 2016 capital budget

Johnny Doc’s dream of reopening the PATCO station underneath Franklin Square took another step towards reality today, as the DRPA Board approved the 2016 capital budget, which sets aside $28.3 million…

    • It's Slippery Rail Season, folks.

Streetsplainer: It’s 'Slippery Rail Season' - What the heck is that?

It’s November, so we’re smack dab in the middle of what SEPTA calls slippery rail season and PATCO calls leaf season. At the Thanksgiving dinner that is public transit in the…

    • Pearl properties

October 22: New design for Boyd site high-rise | Fergie's Tower | Home prices climbing citywide

Pearl Properties released a revamped design for the high-rise on the Boyd Theater property, reports Jacob Adelman. Rather than filing a lawsuit to get the changes they wanted, neighbors hired architect…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, PlanPhilly

Did limited largesse muddle DRPA's mission control?

At this morning’s meeting, the DRPA Board of Commissioners voted to approve an $18-per-month discount for drivers that cross its bridges at least 18 times in a given month. While…

    • One Port Center

DRPA Dispatches: Bridge Toll Discount OK'd; PATCO Pontiff Tix; Franklin Square Station a go?

The Delaware River Port Authority Board of Commissioners applauded itself after voting to approve a frequent commuter discount for vehicles that cross its bridges 18 times a month. But those claps…

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