Was electricians’ union leader John Dougherty trying to spy on his political rivals by seeking their EZ Pass records?
That accusation prompted an angry confrontation between City Councilman Frank DiCicco and Dougherty at a recent caucus of Pennsylvania members of the Delaware River Port Authority.
Last month, Dougherty sought and received some records about fellow DRPA board members who took advantage of a policy, since discontinued, giving them free EZ Pass entry to DRPA-controlled bridges. (Dougherty had declined the free pass.)
DiCicco angrily accused Dougherty of seeking private information to smear his political foes. Dougherty insisted in a letter after the meeting his aim was to “cut costs and increase transparency” by looking into the freebie for insiders.