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June 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A man was killed Saturday afternoon after he apparently jumped in front of a PATCO train at the Woodcrest station in Cherry Hill, said a spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. The incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m., shut down service as emergency crews responded, said DRPA spokesman Mike Williams. The man's name and age were not released. Williams said he was elderly. Service on the entire transit line was suspended temporarily, and then restored for most stops through Haddonfield.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | BY PHILLIP LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority and Coast Guard officials were searching for a person who may have jumped from the Ben Franklin Bridge Tuesday evening. Around 5:15 p.m., Port Authority security cameras recorded a large splash in the Delaware River and officials later recovered a waterlogged backpack, said Tim Ireland, a Delaware River Port Authority spokesman. Authorities were not immediately sure whether a person had actually fallen into the river, although Ireland said the splash was caused by an object with a mass comparable to that of a falling body.
NEWS
November 20, 2015
A story Thursday on a new discount program for E-ZPass customers crossing Delaware River Port Authority bridges gave the wrong launch date. The program starts Dec. 1. A story Wednesday about a doctor accused of health-care fraud misstated the status of Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol. It emerged from bankruptcy in 2012 and is operating under new management.
NEWS
December 28, 1993 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
A tractor-trailer loaded with frozen chickens overturned on the entrance ramp to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday. The accident on the Philadelphia side of the span tied up traffic from 6th and Race streets for more than an hour. A Delaware River Port Authority spokesman said the driver was unhurt. The vehicle reportedly flipped as it was going around the monument on the ramp that leads onto the bridge.
NEWS
July 24, 1998 | JEREL HARRIS/ DAILY NEWS
Philadelphia firefighters work to put out a burning Delaware River Port Authority patrol car yesterday afternoon. Patrolman Brian Keister, 38, of New Jersey, was monitoring traffic in the parked car at the Philadelphia plaza of the Ben Franklin Bridge when it started to smoke. Keister got out and the car caught fire at about 5 p.m. He escaped unharmed. The car was destroyed.
NEWS
July 16, 1986
While driving across the Betsy Ross Bridge on the Fourth of July, I was struck by a remarkable omission: There was no American flag anywhere on the bridge. Of all the places in this land I would have thought that here, on a bridge named in honor of Betsy Ross, Old Glory would have been proudly fluttering in the breeze. The oversight of the Delaware River Port Authority certainly dampened my spirits. Ernest J. Kaufman Pennsauken, N.J.
NEWS
April 16, 1999 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
The body of construction worker David Crompton, 32, lies covered after he fell more than 50 feet from the Walt Whitman Bridge yesterday morning. A metal walkway he was working on gave out, and co-workers tried in vain to grab him before he fell, according to a Delaware River Port AUthority official. He landed and died in a vacant concrete lot on the Philadelphia side of the bridge. Workers were refurbishing the center lane of the seven-lane bridge when the accident happened.
NEWS
April 18, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority board has dismissed the agency's chief operating officer and launched a nationwide search for a replacement. Tim Pulte, of Garnet Valley, had been COO since August, 2009, with an annual salary of $180,081. The bi-state DRPA board, newly reconstituted with appointees of Gov. Wolf, decided Wednesday "to go a different direction...it's no disparagement on Tim Pulte," said new DRPA board chairman Ryan Boyer, the business manager of Laborers' District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia & Vicinity.
NEWS
December 7, 2005
TODAY, the Delaware River Port Authority will take up the issue of dredging the Delaware River. The Channel Deepening Project is indispensable to the continued growth of the Port of Philadelphia and vital to the economy of the entire region. The project calls for deepening the 40-foot channel to 45 feet. The last time we deepened it was in 1942. Today's container vessels are wider, longer, faster and require deeper channels. If we can't accommodate them, business will go elsewhere.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority is spending about $7.4 million for a new "zipper" traffic barrier on the Ben Franklin Bridge. The DRPA board on Wednesday approved spending $7.376 million over five years to replace the existing, 15-year-old moveable barrier with a steel-and-concrete barrier like the one installed in 2010 on the Walt Whitman Bridge. DRPA officials said the new barrier, to separate westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic, will allow wider travel lanes and be easier to operate and maintain.
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June 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
A man was killed Saturday afternoon after he apparently jumped in front of a PATCO train at the Woodcrest station in Cherry Hill, said a spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. The incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m., shut down service as emergency crews responded, said DRPA spokesman Mike Williams. The man's name and age were not released. Williams said he was elderly. Service on the entire transit line was suspended temporarily, and then restored for most stops through Haddonfield.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A stroke of Gov. Christie's pen ended hopes that more than 400 Delaware River Port Authority workers would soon resolve a long-simmering contract dispute. On Monday, Christie vetoed an agreement on economic terms that would have framed a contract resolution for 426 workers from three unions. "We were kind of shocked, quite frankly," said Howard Wells, president of Teamsters Local 676, which represents more than 200 of the workers waiting for a new contract. DRPA management communicated with the governor's office throughout the negotiation process and was hopeful that the terms would be acceptable to Trenton.
NEWS
May 20, 2016
The Delaware River Port Authority approved a long-planned raise for its chief executive officer Wednesday night. The board voted unanimously to raise John Hanson's salary from $180,081 to $219,474. This brings Hanson's pay in line with what his predecessor, John Matheussen, earned. Hanson took over the CEO job in 2014. That contract is subject to a veto from Gov. The pay increase was initially proposed in January but was delayed for procedural reasons. Also, it drew concern from union officials because the DRPA is in the midst of working to conclude a labor agreement with 580 employees.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, STAFF WRITER jlaughlin@phillynews.com 215-854-4587 @jasmlaughlin
Operating the Delaware River's ferry has been a losing proposition for the Delaware River Port Authority, but a vote Wednesday will give a Philadelphia nonprofit a shot at using the boat to improve waterfront tourism. After operating the service for 16 years, the DRPA approved a plan to hand ownership of the RiverLink Ferry (named Freedom), which travels between Penn's Landing and Camden, to the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. The decision at the authority's monthly board meeting caps four years of negotiations over the boat's ownership.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
A solid résumé and the appreciation of your customers don't guarantee job security, especially when you work for an agency where governors of two states get a say in who stays and who goes. As the guy who oversaw 19,000 people crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge by train each day, Bennett Cornelius got high marks from his customers: the riders. "Extremely knowledgeable of anything having to do with any railroads," said Larry Davis, a member of the Delaware River Port Authority's citizens advisory committee who maintains the Twitter feed @PatcoWatchers.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The Delaware River Port Authority's chairman has assured staff members who have waited years for new contracts that relief is on the way. Ryan Boyer said during Wednesday's DRPA board meeting that he was "cautiously optimistic" that the contracts could be ready for the board to sign within the next month. About 580 unionized employees have been working without contracts for four years. At the DRPA board's January meeting, the authority's chief executive, John Hanson, was slated to receive a $39,474 pay increase, to bring his salary to the level of his predecessor's.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
An effort to give the Delaware River Port Authority's chief executive a five-figure raise hit a speed bump Wednesday because of a procedural mix-up. Still, the proposal sparked anger that the authority's board tried to give CEO John Hanson a $39,474 pay increase while 66 percent of the authority's personnel have gone without a raise for four years. "I'm here to make sure it's a front-burner issue and it stays a front-burner issue with you," said Bill Hosey of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 351, which represents about 20 information-services workers.
NEWS
November 20, 2015
A story Thursday on a new discount program for E-ZPass customers crossing Delaware River Port Authority bridges gave the wrong launch date. The program starts Dec. 1. A story Wednesday about a doctor accused of health-care fraud misstated the status of Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol. It emerged from bankruptcy in 2012 and is operating under new management.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A discount for E-ZPass customers who regularly cross Delaware River Port Authority bridges is beginning next month, giving an $18 break to regular commuters. The DRPA will begin a rollout program that will include news releases and emails to let drivers know about the discount, which returns $18 each month into the E-ZPass accounts of anyone who crosses the bridges 18 times in a month. The discount will apply only to drivers who have E-ZPass accounts through New Jersey, officials said, and won't be automatic.
NEWS
November 20, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the face of criticism, the Delaware River Port Authority promised Wednesday that it was pushing hard to make vacant land on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard available to a Camden group seeking to turn the space into a park. "This project started in the '90s and we're now in 2015," said Martha Chavis, co-executive director of Friends of Cooper River Park, at a DRPA board meeting Wednesday. It's been a long wait for Chavis' group. It had been told the land, which requires environmental remediation, would be available this past spring.
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