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Philadelphia Parking Authority

A ticket and a smile? The PPA wants to change their reputation. (file photo)

PPA Officers To Be Trained On Being Friendly, Helpful

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.

07/25/2012

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Controversial New Bill Would Put 15 Wheelchair Accessible Cabs On Philadelphia Streets

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill to give Philadelphia more handicapped-accessible taxi’s but even disability rights groups oppose the legislation.

06/27/2012

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City Council Calls For Hearings On Illegal ATV Riding

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.

06/25/2012

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Council Committee Approves $4 Surcharge For Parking Tickets

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.

06/12/2012

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Good News, Bad News For Parking Ticket Recipients

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.

05/24/2012

The "How Philly Moves Mural" covers the parking garage at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program)

Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Airport Bonds Get An Upgrade

Standard and Poor’s is raising its rating on the authority’s airport parking revenue bonds from A- to A.

05/21/2012

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Some Center City Drivers Disregard Handicap Parking Signs, And Never Get Caught

Everyday in Philadelphia about 80 people are ticketed for illegally parking in a handicap parking spot or blocking access to a handicap ramp. That’s a huge burden for the disabled. But the CBS 3 I-Team wanted to know how many people are never caught doing it, and what we found blew us away.

05/17/2012

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City Hall Nixes Parking Ticket Phone-In Appeals; Online Or Mail-Ins Still On Track

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.

05/17/2012

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Philadelphia Councilman Thinks Towing Refunds Should Be Easier

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.

05/10/2012

(An arriving traveler grabs a cab outside Philadelphia's 30th Street train station.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Ka-Ching! Philadelphia Taxi Riders Begin Paying Fuel Surcharges

Beginning May 1st, the per-trip fuel surcharge is $1.25. It is adjusted each month based on gasoline prices.

05/02/2012

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Nutter Apologizes To Newspaper Writer For Staffer’s Unsubstantiated Tweet

“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.

05/01/2012

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Red Tape Puts The Brakes On Handicapped-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s plan to force taxicab owners to convert to wheelchair accessibility is now bogged down in bureaucracy.

04/30/2012

Jerry Connors (right) tells councilman Bill Green he is fine with written appeals online but not by phone or Skype. (credit: City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Approves Bill To Make Fighting Parking Tickets Easier

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.

04/26/2012

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Floating Fuel Surcharge Added To Philadelphia Taxicab Fares

Taxi owners, who say they’ve suffered under rising fuel prices, are pleased.

04/23/2012

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PPA Says Higher Parking Rates Help Philadelphia Schools

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.

02/28/2012

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