Philadelphia Parking Authority

(New regulations for security cameras and for wheelchair accessibility in Philadelphia taxicabs were approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

45 New Philadelphia Taxi Medallions OK’d For Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority also approved new rules requiring two security cameras in every taxicab.

06/12/2014

( File photo by CBS 3)

Court Gives Phila. Parking Authority OK to Switch Red-Light Camera Vendors

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.

05/30/2014

A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Last Day To Buy PPA Smartcards

As the Parking Authority warned back in February, Smartcards are going away — and today is the last day you can buy them.

05/30/2014

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

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

(File photo by  John Moore/ Getty Images)

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

( File photo by CBS 3)

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

Red Light Camera Warning

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

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