Philadelphia Parking Authority

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45 New Philadelphia Taxis Will Include Wheelchair Accessibility

Philadelphia is now one step closer to having wheelchair-accessible taxicabs available.

04/29/2014

(Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fennerty and deputy executive director Rick Dickson, testifying to Phila. City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

As Phila. Parking Meter Rates Rise, Cell Phone Payments May Arrive

City Council’s Streets and Services Committee okayed a rate change for all 8,000 meters in Philadelphia, from 50 cents an hour to $1.00 an hour.

04/29/2014

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Red-Light Camera Violations Routinely Overturned For Funeral Processions, PPA Says

Cars in a funeral procession don’t have to worry about getting nabbed by red-light cameras in Philadelphia, a Parking Authority official assures drivers.

04/23/2014

(Parking meters in Manayunk.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Rate Hike Proposed For Philadelphia Parking Meters

None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.

03/20/2014

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New Red Light Camera Up And Running In West Oak Lane

Fines for running a red light are now in effect at the intersection of Stenton and Ogontz Avenues in West Oak Lane.

03/06/2014

(Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association testifies before City Council about taxicab access for handicapped people.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For Handicapped

But members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.

02/25/2014

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA: Snow Taking Up Spaces Doesn’t Change Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.

02/17/2014

(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.

02/11/2014

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New Red Light Camera Being Turned On In Northwest Philly

The camera is at the intersection of Ogontz and Stenton Avenues and will be activated midnight Sunday.

01/19/2014

(Sign warning drivers of  red-light camera at Broad and Vine in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

All Philadelphia Red-Light Cameras Being Replaced By New Vendor

Xerox State and Local Solutions is taking over from ATS, which has been the vendor since the program’s inception.

12/26/2013

(Advocates for Philadelphia schools and taxicabs address a meeting of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Advocates Want Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Revenue Diverted For Schools

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has received state permission to issue 150 new taxicab medallions, each of which could fetch $400,000.

12/23/2013

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

PPA Won’t Enforce Saturday Expired Meter Violations During Holidays

By Jim Donovan: I’ve got some good news for shoppers that park in Philadelphia during the holidays. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has announced that expired meter violations will not be enforced on Saturdays between Thanksgiving […]

12/02/2013

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority has been putting flyers on vehicle windshields with details of free Saturday parking during December.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Parking Authority Admits Its Web Site Info Was Too Grinchy

PPA deputy executive director Rick Dickson says parking after 11am on December 28th is free, and their web site was wrong.

12/02/2013

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Parking Authority Announces New Parking Regulations For Scooter Owners

Scooter owners in the city will soon be able to apply for a residential parking permit, similar to the one car owners are issued.

11/08/2013

(Artist's interpretation of what a taxicab distress signal might look like when activated.  Photo by Mike DeNardo, illustration by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Taxis May Be Required To Install Distress Signal Lights

Flashing “trouble lights” could soon be mandatory on Philadelphia cabs to alert the passing public that a driver is possibly being attacked or robbed and needs help.

10/28/2013

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