DRPA Won't Fund Soccer Stadium

DRPA Won't Fund Soccer Stadium
By Jeffrey Nash, Camden County Freeholder

The Delaware River Port Authority recently funded projects that will benefit the port economy and create jobs. The funds used for this purpose had been languishing on unproductive projects for more then eight years without any return on investment. Now, the money will be put to more productive use.

Unfortunately, there has been misinformation concerning the port authority's reallocation of these funds. The money will not be used to build a soccer stadium in Chester, Pa., as reported, and there is little connection between the use of the port authority's economic development accounts and the cost to motorists who use the bridges.

Notwithstanding the misinformation, any significant spending by the port authority understandably strikes a nerve with a suspicious public. That concern today is fueled by memories of past spending practices by former administrations.

Read the rest of the op-ed at the Courier-Post Online.