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Released: 3/12/2008 

DRPA Wants to Hear from Morning Commuters About Vine Street Traffic Congestion

Online Survey Lets Morning Commuters Join a Study
on Ben Franklin Bridge and Vine Street Traffic Congestion


Looking for ways to improve your morning commute? We want to hear from you. The Delaware River Port Authority is working with consulting firm McCormick Taylor, Inc., on a study to improve the efficiency of travel across the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia’s downtown area and Vine Street.

The study, called the Ben Franklin Bridge West Side Traffic Mitigation Study, will address the traffic issues posed by the complex network of streets, signalized intersections and highway ramps that await motorists exiting the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

Morning commuters can participate in the study by completing a survey online at DRPA’s website www.drpa.org/westside or requesting a survey be mailed to them by calling DRPA Customer Service at 1-877-567-DRPA (3772). The survey deadline is Friday, April 4, 2008.

“The public is our best resource for gaining insight into how to improve the current configuration,” said John J. Matheussen, DRPA Chief Executive Officer. “We encourage their participation in this study and look forward to their feedback.”

The survey results will be used to create an implementation plan for the development of short-term and long-term projects designed to reduce congestion during the morning commute. For more information about the Ben Franklin Bridge West Side Traffic Mitigation Study, please visit www.drpa.org.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.


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