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Released: 6/21/2013 

DRPA Seeks Two New Pennsylvania Members for Citizens Advisory Committee


The DRPA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is looking for residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania to fill two recently vacated seats.

Ideal applicants are civic-minded people who routinely use the PATCO high-speed line, any DRPA bridge (Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross) or both.

“The CAC is looking for a few good stakeholders,” said DRPA CEO John J. Matheussen. “Members have an important voice in the conduct of public business.”

Established in 2010, the CAC works in cooperation with the DRPA but functions as an independent, advisory body.   It comprises 24 members – 12 each from Pennsylvania and New Jersey – who represent DRPA toll-payers and PATCO passengers.  CAC members counsel DRPA senior management and the Board of Commissioners but do not vote on board resolutions.

Each interested stakeholder must complete an application.  Applications are available for downloading at either or  They also are available at all four bridge administration buildings and at all PATCO stations.
Applications for the open, unpaid positions should be mailed to the DRPA (P.O. Box 1949, Camden, NJ  08101-1949).  Eligible applicants may not be related to DRPA commissioners, officers or employees. Vendors and employees of companies that conduct business with the DRPA or PATCO also are ineligible.
The names of eligible applicants who are not selected to fill the four open CAC seats will be retained for future consideration when committee vacancies occur.  Because vacancies occur periodically, the DRPA accepts applications year-round from people interested in serving on the CAC.


The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that connects millions of people and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The DRPA owns and operates the PATCO commuter rail line and the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross toll bridges.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.

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