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Released: 11/9/2010 

DRPA/PATCO Seek Citizens Advisory Committee Members

Are you interested in matters involving the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman Commodore Barry or Betsy Ross Bridges? Are you interested in improving PATCO? Do you commute across DRPA bridges, ride PATCO or live near a DRPA Bridge or the PATCO line? If you answered yes then the DRPA wants you to become a member of the newly created DRPA Citizen Advisory Committee. 

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, says “this committee was established to hear from those who have a stake in our day to day operations. Recommendations made by the committee will be considered by our Commissioners when decisions are made concerning our four bridges and PATCO.” 

The committee will be comprised of 20 members, 10 each from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The committee is designed to have a balanced representation of DRPA bridge users and PATCO transit users. 

The Citizen Advisory Committee will work in cooperation with DRPA but will be independent of the Authority and will be advisory in nature. 

Those interested in becoming a committee member must fill out an application. Applications are available for downloading at either or 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. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2010.

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. 

To download application, click here.

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