About DRPA

Stewardship. Service. Community.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that serves as steward of four bridges that cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey: the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges. Through its Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), the DRPA also operates a transit line between Camden County, New Jersey and Center City Philadelphia.

Mission Statement
As stewards of public assets, we provide for the safe and efficient operation of transportation services and facilities in a manner that creates value for the public we serve.

Vision Statement
Together we are world-class stewards of public transportation assets. Working collaboratively across all business units, we operate, maintain, improve and protect transportation infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens we serve throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. We are committed to building credibility, earning public trust and creating public value.



John T. Hanson
Chief Executive Officer, DRPA
President, PATCO


Raymond J. Santarelli
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

James M. White, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer

Executive Staff

Jalila Parker
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Toni P. Brown, Esq.
Chief Administrative Officer

Robert P. Hicks
Chief Operating Officer

Michael P. Venuto
Chief Engineer

David J. Aubrey
Inspector General

Robert J. Finnegan, Sr.
Chief Security/Safety Officer

Edward W. Cobbs, Jr.
Chief of Police

John D. Rink
PATCO General Manager

Rohan K. Hepkins
PATCO Assistant General Manager

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart