for Immediate Release
Corbett Appoints Lieutenant Governor Cawley to Delaware River Port Authority
Harrisburg – Governor Tom
Corbett today announced his appointment of Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley to
the board of commissioners of the Delaware River Port Authority, or DRPA.
his strong track record in bringing together government and community leaders,
Jim is the perfect choice to further DRPA’s mission,” Corbett said. “I have no
doubt that he will provide strong counsel to the board as they seek the best
ways to provide safe, reliable, customer-friendly transportation to the people
of southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.”
replaces the current chairman, David Simon, who has resigned his post and has
been appointed as chairman of Pennsylvania’s eHealth Partnership Authority.
thank David for his hard work and dedication to the Delaware River Port
Authority,” said Jeff Nash, DRPA Vice Chair. “We look forward to working
with Lieutenant Governor Cawley and are confident he will serve DRPA well.”
was inaugurated as the 32nd lieutenant governor of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania on Jan. 18, 2011.
lieutenant governor, he serves as the president of the Senate, oversees the
Board of Pardons and chairs the governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee.
2011, Governor Corbett appointed Cawley to chair the Marcellus Shale Advisory
Commission, which for the first time brought together representatives from the
natural gas industry, environmental advocacy groups, academia and state and
local government. He also led the disaster recovery task force after
Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene in 2011. He is a former Bucks County
Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey is a regional
owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and
Betsy Ross bridges. All four bridges are part of the E-ZPass Electronic Toll
a subsidiary, the Port Authority Transit Corp., DRPA runs PATCO, and also owns
the RiverLink Ferry and the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal.
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