Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has selected Joseph J Resta as their new executive director. Resta, 52, comes from five years (2007 to 2012) managing a convention center expansion in Philadelphia, and was a deputy secretary in the state's Department of Government Services before that (2005 to 2007.) Earlier jobs were with Alta Management LLC in Philadelphia, a deputy director n the capital program office of the City of Philadelphia (1996 to 2000.)
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has forty (40) people wanting to succeed Frank McCartney and run the show, operating 18 bridges linking New Jersey to mainland USA in Pennsylvania.
The Pocono Record of Stroudsburg PA and Express Times of Easton PA both thought they'd unearthed a pay scandal this week frontpaging the same story Monday (Aug 20) to the effect that the Delaware River toll bridge chief executive was "paid far more" than his counterpart on the Hudson River.
March 1 the USEPA says is the start of the mating season for red bellied turtles - foot long 7pd weight amphibians - which inhabit the Delaware River like most other rivers of the northeast and mid-atlantic states. So March 1 AP Construction of Blackwood NJ contractor to the DRJTBC suspended work on scour repairs around the piers of the I-78 toll bridge and the Lower Trenton toll-supported bridge.
2012-06-26: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) executive director for 13 years Frank G McCartney is retiring to take a new position of Toll Industry Market Leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
2012-06-18: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) have received the federal OK for the rebuild of the Scudder Falls Bridge and modernization of the Interstate on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of the river. This is Commission's largest current capital project.
The Federal Highway Administration has issued a Finding Of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) as requested by the DRJTBC.
Potential coalition trying to stop new Scudder Falls toll bridge NJ/PA I-95 - DRJTBC's biggest projectBy Peter Samuel on May 23, 2012
2012-05-21: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is facing some late opposition to its plan to rebuild its Scudder Falls I-95 bridge with tolls. A presently small coalition of a fiscal conservatives and an environmentalist, a Republican Senator and a liberal Democrat senator last week called on the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to block the project.
TOLLROADSnews has come into possession of a recording of a recent telephone conversation between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (CC) and Frank McCartney (FMcC), executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on the matter of a public private partnership (P3) to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge on I-95 near Trenton. A guy with a Cockney accent called: "just hunred poonds, mighty cheap it is."
A single open road toll (ORT) lane on I-80 at the Delaware Water Gap bridge toll point is consistently carrying more traffic than five conventional toll lanes alongside, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission reports. Traffic has been steaming through the leftside ORT lane at about 2,000 vehicles per hour (1.8 seconds per vehicle) during weekday peak periods, whereas the conventional toll lanes tend to back up when traffic goes above about 400
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission are raising the tolls on their PA-NJ bridges from Trenton north by around 30% July 1. Car tolls are to rise 33%, 2-axle truck tolls 30%, and 5-axle and larger trucks buy 23%. These are the first toll increases since 2007 when truck tolls were last increased. It is the first across-the-board toll increase since 2001.