Philadelphia Parking Authority
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.
“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.
Scooters and motorcycles can once again park on the sidewalk in residential Philadelphia neighborhoods, at least for the next four months, now that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has issued new “pilot” regulations.
Philadelphia City Council is expected to cast a final vote this week on a bill that makes it easier for neighborhoods to set up pedestrian hangouts, as well as more space for bicycle parking.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority also approved new rules requiring two security cameras in every taxicab.
American Traffic Solutions had installed more than 100 red-light cameras at more than two dozen locations around the city, but the Parking Authority last year decided to award a new contract to Xerox.
As the Parking Authority warned back in February, Smartcards are going away — and today is the last day you can buy them.
Philadelphia is now one step closer to having wheelchair-accessible taxicabs available.
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.
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.
None of this affects the core of center city and University City, where multi-space kiosks are used rather than the old-style meters.
Fines for running a red light are now in effect at the intersection of Stenton and Ogontz Avenues in West Oak Lane.
But members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.
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.