Citizens Advisory Committee

Who We Are and What We Do

The DRPA/PATCO Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) was established in 2010 to encourage and enlist the participation of citizen customers who have a stake in the Authority's day-to-day operations. CAC is comprised of 24 members from Pennsylvania and New Jersey who use PATCO and our bridges.

CAC works in cooperation with DRPA but is independent and advisory in nature. Meetings are open to the public and cover a wide range of topics including Authority operations, budgets, policy, and issues of general concern.

CAC Members

NJ Members
Michael Devlin, CAC Chair
Daniel Swartley-McArdle, CAC Vice Chair Jeffrey Kessler, CAC Recording Secretary
Stephen Benigno
Judy Boldurian
Martin Otremsky
Bruce Schwartz
Kathleen Venuti
PA Members
Bob Melikian, CAC Membership Chair
Larry Davis
Lea Fortunato
Al Huber
Tom Jordan
Daniel Norfleet

Become a Member

Those interested in becoming a CAC member must complete and submit an application, which is available for download below. Applications are also available at all four bridges and at all PATCO stations. Applicants may not be related to any Commissioner, Officer or Authority employee. No vendors or employees of companies doing business with DRPA or PATCO are eligible. When a CAC opening(s) becomes available, the current CAC members will select a potential candidate from the pool of previously submitted applications. CAC will propose a candidate for final approval by the DRPA Board. Applications will be kept on file for 2 years from the date of submission.

Download Citizens Advisory Committee Application

Meeting Schedule

The CAC usually meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and are usually held at One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08101. Schedule is subject to change.

Contact The CAC

CAC will reply to all serious e-mails from members of the bridge and transit communities. CAC welcomes your suggestions, ideas and feedback. Email CAC at