Port Authority back to funding economic development

    The Delaware River Port Authority is planning to fund more special projects, after a DRPA committee voted yesterday to use $11 million for non-transportation projects in Philadelphia and Camden. They include funding for the President’s House memorial on Independence Mall, a restaurant in Center City Philadelphia, and a medical school in Camden. However, when it announced it would raise tolls last summer, the board said the dollars would keep up bridges and PATCO, not fund economic development projects. The story from WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler.

    The Delaware River Port Authority is planning to fund more special projects, after a DRPA committee voted yesterday to use $11 million for non-transportation projects in Philadelphia and Camden. They include funding for the President’s House memorial on Independence Mall, a restaurant in Center City Philadelphia, and a medical school in Camden. However, when it announced it would raise tolls last summer, the board said the dollars would keep up bridges and PATCO, not fund economic development projects. The story from WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler.

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