Port Authority of PA and New Jersey
Pennslyvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced his appointment of John J. Dougherty to the Delaware River Port
Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey (DRPA).
Governor Rendell, DRPA's chairman, appointed Dougherty to a five-year
term. DRPA is a regional transportation and economic development agency that
serves southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The Authority owns
and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy
Dougherty is business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers (IBEW), Local Union 98 and chairman of the Redevelopment Authority of
the City of Philadelphia. He also serves as vice president of Philadelphia
Mechanical Trades Council, Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades
Council and Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO.
"John Dougherty brings a lifetime of public service to the Delaware River
Port Authority and a strong understanding of its role in the community,"
Governor Rendell said. "He makes an excellent addition to its membership."