National search sought to replace DRPA chief
Pennsylvania auditor general Eugene DePasquale on Monday called on Gov. Christie to delay appointing a new chief executive officer of the Delaware River Port Authority until a nationwide search could be conducted to replace John Matheussen, the current DRPA chief.
Matheussen has been nominated by Christie to be a Superior Court judge.
DePasquale is one of eight Pennsylvania representatives on the board of the bistate DRPA, which operates four toll bridges and the PATCO commuter rail operation between Philadelphia and South Jersey. New Jersey also has eight representatives on the board.
"A national search is necessary to ensure we get the best qualified professional to, literally, make sure the trains run on time for the people paying the fare," DePasquale said.
". . . We need to ensure the next leader of the authority has the appropriate background and experience to oversee this transportation operation with the residents' best interests in mind."
- Paul Nussbaum