Philadelphia Parking Authority
Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.
Some state lawmakers are concerned about a bill passed by Philadelphia city council that would add a $4 surcharge to parking tickets.
Philadelphia Parking Authority officials have revealed that their ticket writers will, in about six months, be equipped with gear that will enable them to photograph license plates of parking violators.
Motorists who get that sinking feeling when fighting parking tickets were encouraged to hear in July that a Philadelphia judge ruled they should be able to cross-examine a ticket writer. But, the ruling is not gaining any traction. The city is fighting it.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is refunding drivers who were caught on camera running red lights in southwest Philadelphia earlier this year.
Chris is thrilled with Cole Hamels and the Phillies reaching a deal on a new contract. He also discusses the Parking Authority’s effort to soften their image, Councilman Jim Kenney’s attacks on Chick-Fil-A
The Parking Authority apparently wants a kinder, gentler image, and so officials are going to be training their hundreds of enforcement officers on how to be more friendly and helpful.
The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill to give Philadelphia more handicapped-accessible taxi’s but even disability rights groups oppose the legislation.
It’s illegal to ride four-wheelers or dirt bikes on city streets, yet the law hasn’t stopped scores of young people from taking part in the dangerous activity.
A City Council committee has approved adding a $4 surcharge to all parking tickets, with some of the money potentially set aside for the city’s parks. Questions about the bill’s legality remain.
City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.
Standard and Poor’s is raising its rating on the authority’s airport parking revenue bonds from A- to A.
Everyday in Philadelphia about 80 people are ticketed for illegally parking in a handicap parking spot or blocking access to a handicap ramp. That’s a huge burden for the disabled. But the CBS 3 I-Team wanted to know how many people are never caught doing it, and what we found blew us away.
One councilman originally proposed three new ways to fight parking tickets: online, on the phone, or through the mail. But the mayor’s office doesn’t want the telephone hearings.
Philadelphia city councilman Jim Kenney is proposing to eliminate a layer of bureaucratic red tape when your car is towed in error and you want to get the towing fee refunded.