Philadelphia Parking Authority
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.
Beginning May 1st, the per-trip fuel surcharge is $1.25. It is adjusted each month based on gasoline prices.
“I want to apologize to her directly, on behalf of the city government and our administration,” Mayor Nutter said of a “tweet” by press secretary Mark McDonald about a Daily News columnist.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s plan to force taxicab owners to convert to wheelchair accessibility is now bogged down in bureaucracy.
A City Council committee has approved a plan to let you fight parking tickets without having to show up in person. The vote came despite objections from the agency that hears appeals.
Taxi owners, who say they’ve suffered under rising fuel prices, are pleased.
Last year’s hike in parking meter rates in Center City may have irritated drivers — but officials at the Parking Authority say some of the extra cash is heading to the struggling School District.
Two city council members want to make it easier to fight City Hall — by letting people contest parking tickets and other citations without having to show up in person.
The Parking Authority wants to require 300 of the city’s 1,600 taxicabs to be made wheelchair accessible this year, and all of them by 2016.
Taxi owners are unhappy because they will be forced to get the equipment from a single provider and use only that provider until the agreement expires in June 2013.
Jeff Hornstein of the newly-formed “Greater Philadelphia Taxi Association” says the contractor VTS is primarily a credit card processing company and that there have been multiple problems with its attempt to become a dispatching service.
Street parking is free in Philadelphia after 11am tomorrow, as it is every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you didn’t know, you’re not alone: many people still pay.
The latest red light camera is being activated today, this one at a busy intersection in Southwest Philadelphia.
Imagine this: the Philadelphia Parking Authority cutting you some slack!