Delaware River Port Authority. Functional Fiefdom. Overview. What is a fiefdom? What is a functional fiefdom? Problems with fiefdoms History of DRPA History of PATCO Recent DPRA news Questions. Fiefdoms.
Fiefdom- land which was granted by a lord to a group or vassal in exchange for allegiance and income; could be military or financial allegiance; also known as a fief, feud, feoff or fee; medieval origin
“Microsoft wasn't unique. Many large companies suffer the ravages of fiefdoms, turf wars and bureaucracy. It's a problem that begins when individuals, groups or divisions try to protect their turfs, reshaping their environments to gain as much control as possible.”
Jeffrey L. Nash(Vice Chairman)Camden County Freeholder
In 1931, the Delaware River Bridge Commission was reorganized as the Delaware River Joint Commission (DRJC), and was given the authority to construct a high-speed transit line connecting Philadelphia and Camden. Today, more than 38,000 people rely on the hi-speedline to get them to work, school, sporting events, shopping and anywhere else they need to go-quickly, easily and without the hassles of driving.
PATCO has grown and so has the region. Homes, apartment buildings and businesses were all developed along the PATCO Speedline, creating tremendous economic and population growth.