Philadelphia Parking Authority

(Wheelchair users and others get their first look at new Philadelphia taxicabs designed to serve their needs.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

New Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Begin Rolling Onto Philadelphia’s Streets

A Dodge Journey van was the first wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV) to hit the road since 50 new WAV taxi medallions were sold by the PPA.

07/02/2015

(Melissa Murray Bailey, in file photo by CBS3)

GOP Candidate For Phila. Mayor Wary of Proposed Expansion of PPA Duties

“I didn’t necessarily know that (parking enforcement officers) have a lot of extra time on their hands,” candidate Melissa Murray Bailey says. “And if they do have extra time on their hands, then we should be looking at how we’re allocating our resources.”

06/12/2015

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Democratic Mayoral Nominee Kenney Introduces Idea Of Expanding Powers Of PPA

The November election is less than five months away, but Democratic Mayoral candidate Jim Kenney is already introducing the idea of giving the Philadelphia Parking Authority more responsibility, which isn’t entirely new.

06/11/2015

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By The Numbers: The Perils Of Parking Illegally In Philadelphia

Since the beginning of 2012, nearly 4.9 million tickets have been doled out.

06/05/2015

Pango App

Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone App

The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.

05/21/2015

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority provides a restricted parking space if a homeowner installs an electric charging station outside his or her home.  Images from PPA)

Philadelphia Encouraging Homeowners to Add Curbside Electric Car Chargers

If you live in Philadelphia and own an electric car, you can get a special parking space in front of your home to charge your vehicle.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

3 Taxi Medallions Sold by Phila. Parking Authority, At Bargain-Basement Prices

Finally, success for the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s taxi medallion auction. But the price was far from what the PPA originally hoped for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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

Nutter Administration Hopes To Delay Pay-By-Smartphone Parking App

PPA officials want to move ahead with an app that allows you to pay for parking with your smartphone, but the mayor fears it will adversely affect school district funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

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The Big Boot Alert

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is sending a message to drivers who think they’ve outsmarted the system. There’s a new effort to crack down on people who haven’t paid their tickets and somehow avoided the dreaded boot.

04/24/2015

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Philadelphia Parking Authority Worker Killed In Freak Accident At Impound Lot

A Philadelphia Parking Authority worker was killed when he was hit by a tow truck as it backed up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(PPA executive director Vince Fenerty testifies before City Council's Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Enforcement of Boot-and-Tow Parking Regulations

A City Council committee approved a measure sought by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that would allow the parking agency to boot and/or tow vehicles that rack up multiple tickets despite attempts by the owner to evade enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

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.

03/26/2015

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

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