Philadelphia Parking Authority
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!
Local real estate agents went before a city council committee, asking for a special parking permit, so they don’t have to worry about getting tickets while showing homes. The lawmakers refused.
By Jim Donovan: The Philadelphia Parking Authority has announced that there will be free meter parking city wide after 11:00 AM every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While meter parking will be free […]
Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Wednesday that parking in Philadelphia during the holidays will be a lot cheaper.
But the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.
Think of the most important areas of public life: housing, transportation, education, tourism, budgeting. In Philadelphia, there is no direct, exclusive local control of any of these.
Why would a state senator from western Pennsylvania care about parking spaces in Philadelphia? He probably doesn’t, yet he has more say over who runs the Philadelphia Parking Authority than our mayor does.
“I don’t think anybody else wanted the task of regulating the taxi industry,” says the owner of a Philadelphia cab company who thinks the Parking Authority is doing a pretty good job of it.
Have you ever received a late notice for a parking ticket you didn’t know you got? You’re not alone.
“I do think that the Councilman’s bill, if its explained to me correctly, is visionary thinking. And I’m ashamed that someone here didn’t think of it,” Vince Fennerty said.