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Difficult Summer Ahead for Commuters: Report

The PATCO overhaul project begins June 3 and is expected to cause delays for commuters.

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Repairs on PATCO speedline over the summer will mean a difficult commute between South Jersey and Philadelphia, the Courier Post reports.

The $103 million PATCO overhaul project begins June 3 and is expected to cause delays for commuters. PATCO will replace tracks and ties for the first time in about 30 years, and electrical systems for the first time since 1935, according to the report.

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Pete Heinbaugh May 26, 2014 at 02:03 PM
The DRPA's electrical system has not been replaced since 1935; yet, it has $1.2 BILLION in bond debt...it has given hundreds of millions to organizations like The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pro Cycling Tour, etc...has placed cronies in six figure salary jobs who are no more qualified than my dog to run a port authority...yet the electrical system has not been replaced since 1935. In 2012, New Jersey state Comptroller Matthew Boxer issued a report critical of political cronyism and mismanagement at DRPA, saying that "in nearly every area we looked at, we found people who treated the DRPA like a personal ATM, from DRPA commissioners to private vendors to community organizations. People with connections at the DRPA were quick to put their hand out when dealing with the agency, and they generally were not disappointed when they did." When will those responsible go to jail?
Eric F May 27, 2014 at 09:59 AM
The DRPA is thoroughly compromised. The pay to play mentality is apparent in everything from DRPA to the projects put forth by the Camden County freeholders. The corruption is systemic. The only way to effect any change is to start electing people who actually run on addressing these problems. Citizens need to educate themselves about politics and policy on a local and state level. Unfortunately most people don't care and never will. This is why New Jersey's taxes are among the highest in the nation...along with huge debt.

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