Philadelphia Parking Authority

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA Green Lights Taxi Driver Co-op

A Philadelphia taxi co-op has taken a major step forward in the six-year battle to become the first recognized and approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

21 hours ago

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA Scraps New Taxi Medallions Due To Low Sales

The medallions, required to operate a cab, were the first new ones to be authorized for the city in 15 years, so the Parking Authority expected sales would be brisk and offered them at auction for a minimum bid of $475,000.

03/09/2015

(A driver feeds coins into a parking meter in Manayunk.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Parking Authority Evaluating Pay-By-Phone Systems For Future Use

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking for proposals to provide a mobile parking payment system so drivers can use smartphones to pay fees on the street and in some lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Regulators Pushing For Upgrades to Philadelphia’s Taxicab Fleet

The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly Taxicab Riders Still Seeing Fuel Surcharge Despite Low Gas Prices…Why?

Gas is as cheap as it’s been in years, leaving many Philadelphia taxicab riders to wonder why cabs are still adding a fuel surcharge to each ride.

01/05/2015

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PPA Warns Of Email Scam Regarding Fake Tickets

A fraud scam which demands payment for overdue Philadelphia parking violations is now circulating by way of email.

12/29/2014

A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

End of the Line At Last For Phila. Parking Authority ‘Smart Cards’

The Philadelphia Parking Authority stopped selling the cards in May, and posted notices on every kiosk in the city about the final expiration date, December 31st.

12/11/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Relaxes Kiosk Enforcement Sunday Due To Technical Problem

The Philadelphia Parking Authority relaxed enforcement on Sunday because of an technical problem that was preventing kiosks from accepting credit card payments.

12/07/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Announces ‘Relaxed Kiosk Parking Enforcement’ For Sunday

The PPA says this is due to a technical problem having to do with credit card payments at the kiosks.

12/06/2014

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PPA Reducing Starting Bid For New Taxi Medallions

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is lowering the opening bid for new taxi medallions because it’s been unable to sell any at the current asking price.

11/30/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Free Philadelphia Parking Saturdays Of Holiday Shopping Season Returns

The city of Philadelphia has announced it will continue a holiday tradition — free limited parking at meters and kiosks on Saturdays until the end of the year.

11/28/2014

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Uber X Service Wins OK In Much Of Pennsylvania

The 4-1 vote will allow the smartphone app-based service to provide cars in the Pittsburgh area and across much of the state, but not in Philadelphia, where the city’s oft-feared parking authority regulates taxis.

11/13/2014

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Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

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VP Of Yellow Cab Company On UberX: ‘You Don’t Know The Background Of The Person Picking You Up’

On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Dom Giordano spoke with Ed Burkhardt, Vice President of the Yellow Cab Company, about the impact of the UberX car service in Philadelphia.

10/27/2014

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