Gov. Corbett on Thursday appointed Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley to the Delaware River Port Authority board to replace hospital executive David F. Simon, who resigned.
It is anticipated that the DRPA board will elect Cawley to the chairman's post at its March meeting on Wednesday.
Corbett on Thursday appointed Simon, who is executive vice president and chief legal officer of Jefferson Health System, to chair Pennsylvania's eHealth Partnership Authority.
Cawley will arrive at the bistate DRPA at a tumultuous time, with an ongoing federal criminal investigation of the agency over past "economic development" spending, no permanent chief executive officer, and customer anger over recent problems at PATCO, the commuter rail line that is owned and operated by the DRPA.