I am very pleased to announce that Thomas J. Branigan, P.E., P.L.S. is DRCC’s new Executive Director and in this role will be managing our organization as we move into the construction phase on the North Delaware Greenway.
Tom has provided leadership in all walks of his life and recently completed an accomplished tenure in the Philadelphia Streets Department as Engineering Manager in the Transportation Engineering and Planning Section, Engineering Division. Along with his stellar credentials in the Streets Department as a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (P.L.S.), Tom is a bicyclist, hiker, fly fisherman, DRCC Volunteer Day participant, and life-long resident of Philadelphia.
With Tom guiding the planning and implementation team, we are about to take a huge leap forward in 2011 with the construction of several components of the North Delaware Greenway:
· Port Richmond Trail will start at Allegheny Avenue and extend north on Delaware Avenue by the Tioga Marine Terminal.
· Kensington & Tacony Trail will begin at the Old Frankford Creek and extend into Tacony along an abandoned Conrail freight line on the riverfront.
· Lardner’s Point Park, located immediately south of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, will feature a river overlook, a fishing pier and a riverbank forest area for picnicking.
· Baxter Trail includes a bridge across the Pennypack Creek and a 2-mile trail extension to the existing Pleasant Hill Park at Linden and Delaware Avenues.
There are opportunities for you to help
Tom and I need your help to make sure that these trail segments and Lardner’s Point Park are built to our liking and are safe and well maintained. Please join our efforts at DRCC today, if you have not already done so, by clicking here to make your tax deductible gift.
Best wishes for a happy New Year.
Chairman and CEO
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