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Fix the DRPA, But Keep at Least One Promise

You would be hard pressed to find someone who thinks the Delaware River Port Authority has not overstepped its bounds with its “economic development” projects like providing $6 million to build a medical facility at George Norcross’ hospital. And you would also have to use convoluted reasoning to conclude that the appointed DRPA Board reflects the voice of the people.

The main function of the DRPA is to run the bridges and ports in South Jersey. And while their recent toll hikes have drawn the ire of commuters, this unaccountable bi-state agency has branched out to include projects, many worthy of consideration, that have nothing to do with the bridges or ports. In addition to the hospital upgrades for South Jersey’s political boss, some of the projects include dorms for Rutgers-Camden and improvements in a rowing course on the Cooper River.