PATCO seeking volunteers for advisory committee

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 In May, Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson, hands information cards to drivers in Camden at the toll lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge between Camden and Philadelphia. The second phase of the PATCO train track replacement project over the bridge is set to begin this week. (AP Photo, file)

In May, Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson, hands information cards to drivers in Camden at the toll lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge between Camden and Philadelphia. The second phase of the PATCO train track replacement project over the bridge is set to begin this week. (AP Photo, file)

The Delaware River Port Authority and PATCO are seeking some feedback from customers on how the agencies are are doing. 

Many complain about their daily trip from New Jersey to Pennsylvania or the other way around. Bob Melikian of the Citizens Advisory Committee says those opinions are heard and taken into account by top agency officials including the CEO who attends some of their meetings.

“I think since John Hanson has come on board, absolutely, he actually asks us for suggestions, listens to our suggestions,” Melikian said.

Qualifying to be on the committee is simple, he said.

The committee is looking for “people using the trains or driving on the bridges, more than once or twice a month, with some regularity. They don’t have to be daily commuters though.”

Interested commuters can find an application on the DRPA website.

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