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Rink named new GM at PATCO

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

The bistate Delaware River Port Authority board Wednesday named John D. Rink as the new general manager of PATCO, the rapid transit line linking Philadelphia with its New Jersey suburbs. Rink succeeds Robert Box, who retired last April.

Rink had served as a technical supervisor in PATCO’s Way and Power division while also serving in his part-time post as mayor of Barrington, N.J., located in Camden County. His mayoral term ends on Dec. 31.

Despite a rule adopted last year by the DRPA board to place all items on its agenda at least 48 hours prior to a vote, the Rink appointment just before the board’s regular meeting. DRPA chief executive John Matheussen cited a provision that allows late additions to the agenda with a super-majority vote of the board.

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