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Released: 10/5/2010 

DRPA And PATCO Go Red For The Phillies

The next time you drive across the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry or Betsy Ross Bridge, don’t be surprised to see a toll collector wearing either red or a Phillies Jersey instead of the normal uniform.  It’s all part of an Authority wide effort to root the Phillies home to another World Series Championship.   PATCO employees as well as those at One Port Center in Camden will also be sporting Phillies Red on the days the Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park.

DRPA CEO and PATCO President, John J. Matheussen says “the Authority developed a bad case of Phillies Fever last year and it took us all the way to the World Series.  We hope this year the Phillies do what they did in 2008 and that is become World Series Champions once again.”

The Authority has also placed a banner on the East face of the New Jersey tower of the Ben Franklin Bridge urging the Phillies on to victory.  Another banner can be seen overhead just west of the Walt Whitman Bridge toll booths.

Also, the Ben Franklin Bridge bridge will have red and white lighting on most home playoff dates.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, PATCO and the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.


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