Citizens Advisory Committee

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

About the CAC

The DRPA/PATCO Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) serves an important role in informing DRPA and PATCO decision making. The CAC functions as an independent advisory body representing DRPA motorists and PATCO passengers on DRPA matters, including operations, budgets, policy and issues of general concern. CAC members counsel the DRPA senior management and the Board of Commissioners, but do not vote on board resolutions.

The CAC was established in 2010 to encourage and enlist the participation of citizen customers who have a stake in the Authority's day-to-day operations. The 24 members of the CAC, 12 each from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, serve a three-year, unpaid term. CAC monthly meetings are open to the public and cover a wide range of topics including Authority operations, budgets, policy, and issues of general concern.


CAC MEMBERS

NEW JERSEY


Alan Becker


Stephen Beningo


Judy Boldurian
CAC Secretary


Michael Devlin


Reggie Haynes
CAC Vice Chair


Straso Jovanovski


Martin King


Pamela Mack-Brooks


Benjamin Saracco


Bruce Schwartz



John Boyle
Emeritus



Kathleen Venuti
Emeritus

PENNSYLVANIA


Larry Davis


Daniel McArdle
CAC Chair


Bob Melikian
CAC Membership Chair


Daniel Northfleet


Martin Otremsky


Tyrone Wesley



Al Huber
Emeritus



Tom Jordan
Emeritus

In Memoria - For dedicated service to the DRPA Citizens Advisory Committee members that are no longer with us.
Your service will not be forgotten. Thank you for all that you have done.

Mike Rochester


BECOME A MEMBER

Those interested in becoming a CAC member must complete and submit an application, which is available for download below. Applications are also available at all four bridges and at all PATCO stations. Applicants may not be related to any Commissioner, Officer or Authority employee. No vendors or employees of companies doing business with DRPA or PATCO are eligible. When a CAC opening(s) becomes available, the current CAC members will select a potential candidate from the pool of previously submitted applications. CAC will propose a candidate for final approval by the DRPA Board. Applications will be kept on file for 2 years from the date of submission.

Citizens Advisory Committee Application


MEETING SCHEDULE

PUBLIC MEETINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To adhere to CDC recommendations of avoiding large gatherings and observing social distancing, the DRPA offices are closed to the public. Therefore, until further notice, CAC meetings will be conducted online via Zoom.

Public comments for the next Citizens Advisory Committee meeting is being solicited. All comments can be directed to cac.drpa@gmail.com.


CONTACT THE CAC

The CAC will reply to all serious emails from members of the bridge and transit communities. The CAC welcomes your suggestions, ideas and feedback. Email the CAC at cac.drpa@gmail.com.