Passengers on the seasonal ferry between Philadelphia and Camden will get an upgraded waiting area at Penn's Landing by next spring as the Delaware River Port Authority moves to improve terminals on both sides of the river.
The authority board approved yesterday a $420,140 contract to design a multimillion-dollar makeover of the Penn's Landing terminal. Last month, the board approved a $420,466 contract for the design of a new ferry terminal in Camden.
Improvements on the Philadelphia side will include a seasonal building to replace the large tent now used for waiting passengers. Plans also call for landscaping, new fences, digital signs to inform passengers of departure times, improved lighting, and handicap-accessible entrances.