Philadelphia Parking Authority

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

(Taxicabs load up passengers outside 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Bids At Parking Authority Taxi Medallion Auction

What if they threw an auction and nobody came? That’s essentially what happened when the Parking Authority offered the first two of 45 new medallions last week.

10/26/2014

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Philadelphia’s Disabled Community Calls On Harrisburg For More Handicapped Accessible Cabs

Members of Philadelphia’s disabled community turned out in City Council this past week in hopes of prodding state lawmakers to put more handicapped accessible taxis on city streets.

10/06/2014

(Philadelphia police use a small bulldozer to clear brush near where the body of Constance McClain-Murray was found as they search for additional clues.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Police Continue To Search For Clues In The Murder Of Jogger In Pennypack Park

Investigators continue to work on tips already in and search for video.

08/09/2014

(Philadelphia police use a small bulldozer to clear brush near where the body of Constance McClain-Murray was found as they search for additional clues.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Phila. Parking Authority Pushes Reward to $50,000 in Slain Jogger Case

Kevin McClain, the brother of murdered jogger Constance McClain-Murray, is a longtime employee of the Parking Authority.

08/08/2014

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Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

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