Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Capital Funds for Ben Franklin Bridge Ramp Still Possible

Today our Research Director John Boyle led an early morning bike ride across the bridge to the DRPA Board meeting (where they were met by TV helicopters and an Inquirer photographer). At the meeting John testified during the public comment period (deftly scheduled after the votes were taken on the budget) and presented to the Commissioners the more than 900 signatures we gathered on our online petition.

At the meeting, the Commissioners voted through the 2012 capital budget without funding for the ADA ramp, but Pennsylvania's Auditor General, Jack Wagner, promised to put forth a resolution at the January meeting designating money from unspent capital funds for the ramp and the Franklin Square PATCO stop.

Please sign the petition if you haven't already done so!