Philadelphia Parking Authority
Distracted drivers. You see them all the time. They’re on the road with a smartphone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other. It’s dangerous and there are laws against this. But not many people in Pennsylvania are getting in trouble for driving and texting. CBS 3’s I-Team reporter Ben Simmoneau hit the street to find out why.
Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile for homemade pumpkin pie, keep in mind a few tips that will help you navigate the Philadelphia area this holiday season.
Figures presented at Wedneday’s board meeting show the agency has collected $3½ million less than it expected to, so far this fiscal year, and officials were offering several explanations.
The plan conceived by Councilman Mark Squilla would have $2 going to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for taxi and limousine enforcement and the other $2 to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
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.