DRPA could sell naming rights to PATCO stations

    The Delaware River Port Authority is considering selling naming rights to its PATCO Hi-Speedline commuter rail stations.

    Officials say it makes sense to consider. They say the train line, which connects Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, lost nearly $20 million last year.

    DRPA Deputy CEO Michael Conallen Jr. says it would make sense to sell the rights to nearby local business, such as the hospitals that are near several stations.


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    Commissioners agreed to explore the possibility Wednesday after hearing how a SEPTA subway station in Philadelphia has been renamed the AT&T station in a five-year deal worth $5.4 million.

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