PPA To Raise Rates At Center City Garages

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A parting gift from the disgraced former head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority: on his way out the door, Vince Fenerty recommended raising rates at Center City garages, and the Board approved it. Rates will go up at eight lots.

Vince Fenerty wasn’t even at the meeting– he’d resigned the day before– but his signature is on three pages of requests for rate increases.

They vary by lot. Hourly rates at 8th and Filbert, for example, go up two dollars, daily rates go up a buck and a half at most lots, monthly rates four to ten dollars.

Acting Chief Rick Dickson concurred with the requests.

“Costs to operate these facilities, the cost to maintain them continue to escalate, we have to make sure they’re self-funding. We don’t have any other revenue source to pay the bills,” said Dickson.

The board agreed and the increases will go into effect November first.

A list of lots and increases can be seen below:

2nd & Sansom: one hour: $8 unchanged
24 hrs.: goes from $20.50 to $22
monthly goes from $210 to $215

Independence Mall: one hour: $8 unchanged
24 hrs: goes from $20.50 to $22
monthly: goes from $226 to $230

801 Filbert: one hour: goes from $7 to $9
24 hrs: goes from $20.50 to $22
Monthly: goes from $190 to $200

8th & Chestnut: one hour: goes from $10.50 to $12
24 hrs: goes from $23 to $25
Monthly: goes from $215 to $225

Gallery: one hour: goes from $4 to $5
24 hrs: goes from $20.50 to $22
monthly: goes from $210 to $215

10th & Ludlow: one hour: goes from $12.50 to $13
24 hrs: goes from $23 to $24
monthly: goes from $231 to $240

Family Court: one hour: goes from $11.50 to $13
24 hrs: $28 unchanged
monthly: $333 to $335

19th & Callowhill: one hour: $6 unchanged
24 hrs: $18.50 to $19
Monthly $185 to $190

(rates will also rise at a monthly/fleet parking garage at Ruth and Clearfield)

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  1. Jesse Peterson says:

    Well, he’s got to pay for his $150k pension somehow.

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