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(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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Scooter Commuters React To PPA Parking Dispute

Parking problems have these Vespa owners considering putting their brand new scooter up for sale.

10/26/2013

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Parking Authority Puts Temporary Hold On Neighborhood Scooter Parking Crackdown

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will temporarily put a hold on neighborhood Scooter Parking enforcement while a new set of procedures are put in place.

10/25/2013

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Parking Authority Cracks Down On Scooters Parked On The Sidewalk In Center City

For ten years, Fitler Square resident Al Kelman has been getting around Center City on his scooter. Then suddenly, he received three parking tickets in one week.

10/24/2013

(A PPA resident parking sticker in the rear window of an automobile.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Parking Authority Wants Higher Fees For Resident Permits

City officials are poised to raise the cost of renewing residential parking permits, which are used in more than two dozen neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

09/30/2013

(Taxi drivers sign up to testify at a hearing on driver safety conducted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Taxi Drivers Plead For Better On-The-Job Protections

Since May, when one taxi operator was murdered in West Philadelphia, other drivers have been stabbed, choked, beaten, threatened, and shot.

09/18/2013

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PPA Tweets Apology After Staffer Wrongly Blames City Council For Parking Policy

On Wednesday, a resident tweeted the Parking Authority asking why cars are allowed to park on the median of Oregon Avenue and in left-hand turns lanes on Oregon without getting ticketed. The PPA’s twitter feed, @PhilaParking, responded that “City ordinances, passed by City Council years ago, allows this parking.”

08/02/2013

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Philadelphia Cab Drivers Demand In-Cab Cameras To Deter Assaults

Ronald Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, led a noontime rally of about 100 cabbies at 31st and Market Streets on Friday.

05/10/2013

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Funeral Services Held For Cab Driver Gunned Down In West Philadelphia

Many describe the cab driver as a hard working, devoted husband and father of a seven-year-old girl.

05/09/2013

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I-Team: Abuse Of Authority?

Is the logo of the Philadelphia Parking Authority a pass to park anywhere? Over just a few days, the CBS 3 I-Team found Philadelphia Parking Authority employees, driving authority vehicles, parking illegally all over the city.

04/30/2013

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Philadelphia Parking Authority On The Move

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is moving the end of April and it should be more convenient for city residents.

04/17/2013

(Samuel Burlum, CEO of Extreme Energy Solutions, points to the small silver-colored device being tested on six PPA vehicles.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Parking Authority Field-Testing New Pollution Control Device

At the PPA’s fleet garage in Southwest Philadelphia this morning, CEO Samuel Burlum of North Jersey-based Extreme Energy Solutions pointed to one of the devices they are retrofitting in six PPA vehicles.

03/11/2013

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Phila. Parking Authority Clamping Down On ‘Sidecar’ Ride-Sharing Drivers

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says the service is illegal, impounding vehicles and issuing hefty fines.

02/27/2013

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