February 22, 2012
Approved by the Delaware River Port Authority board of directors and supported by area political and business leaders, the 18-mile light rail line is seen as an engine of economic development and a link to Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden.
February 7, 2011
Work on the five-year project is scheduled to begin in February 2011. This contract is the largest capital improvement project in the history of the Delaware River Port Authority, the regional transportation agency that owns and operates PATCO.
February 3, 2011
Technology will be integrated across PATCO’s 14-mile line, and will allow riders to pay fares with a debit or credit card. For the first half of the year-long pilot, Cubic’s banking partner will issue a branded reloadable prepaid card with a contactless interface. During the second half, riders can pay with any bank card containing a contactless chip.
January 12, 2011
After an attempt by the Delaware River Port Authority to sell its commuter train line failed last month, the agency considered selling the line to a private buyer. Officials say that with $45.3 million in operating costs and only $24.8 million in revenue projected for 2011, the outlook is not promising.
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