Parking Meters

(A PPA "Smart Card."  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Parking Authority Will Cancel ‘Smart Card’ Program at Yearend

If you have been using Philadelphia Parking Authority “smart cards” to pay for parking at meters and kiosks around the city, get ready to change back to change.


Old school parking meters still get the job done in most Philadelphia neighborhoods. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PPA Plans To Keep Old School Meters In Most Philadelphia Neighborhoods

The Philadelphia Parking Authority, now four years into using on-street electronic kiosks in Center City and University City, has no immediate plans to extend them into neighborhoods.


(A parking kiosk in center city  Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Limited Free Meter Parking In City Begins Saturday

It’s an incentive offered by the city every year around this time to get more holiday shoppers to do their gift buying in Philadelphia rather than the malls.


(credit: KYW's Dennis Edward)

Mayor Nutter Raising Parking Meter Rates To Help School Budget

Part of the school district bailout that the mayor plans is an increase in the cost of parking on the street in Center City and University City. Rates will go up by 50-cents.


Parking Meter

Old Parking Meters Becoming An Eyesore

It’s been nearly a year and a half now since the Philadelphia Parking Authority ripped out thousands of old parking meters in Center and University Cities, but many of the old poles which held those meters remain in place, littering city sidewalks.


Lower Merion to Upgrade Parking Meters

New parking meters are coming to Lower Merion, Pa. and the new meters have some high-tech features that township officials believe drivers will like.