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(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

(A parking kiosk in center city  Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Predicts Fewer Parking Violations, Less Revenue For City, Schools

The budget for the coming year — adopted Monday by the Parking Authority’s board — predicts that the on-street division will see a $4 million decline in net revenue — essentially profit that is forwarded to the city and school district.

02/26/2013

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Philadelphia Launches New Website For Drivers To Appeal Parking Tickets

You can now fight a parking ticket online. The City of Philadelphia has launched a new website which allows individuals to appeal parking tickets online that will include the ability to upload documents in support of an appeal, as well as rules of the appeals process.

12/13/2012

(Rick Dickson of the Philadelphia Parking Authority testifies before the Streets Committee of City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Council Committee OKs Changes To Resident Parking Petition Rules

The changes are aimed at easing neighbor-versus-neighbor squabbles.

12/05/2012

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I-TEAM: Distracted Drivers Flying Under The Radar?

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.

11/20/2012

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Tips For Philadelphia Area Travel This Holiday Season

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.

11/17/2012

(A PPA officer generates a violation ticket.  File photo)

Phila. Parking Authority Says It’s Writing Fewer Tickets This Year

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.

09/26/2012

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Nutter Vetoes $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets

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.

09/11/2012

(A critic of red-light cameras says this accident was caused after one driver crashed into another that had slammed on his brakes to avoid a ticket.  Photo provided)

Part 3: Redlight Camera Controversy

Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.

08/09/2012

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State Lawmakers Concerned About City Council’s Parking Surcharge Bill

Some state lawmakers are concerned about a bill passed by Philadelphia city council that would add a $4 surcharge to parking tickets.

08/08/2012

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Parking Ticket Writers To Begin Snapping Plates of Violators in Philadelphia

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.

08/07/2012

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City Appeals Judge’s Ruling Allowing Motorists To Cross-Examine PPA Ticket Writers

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.

08/02/2012

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PPA Mistake Gives Thousands Of Drivers Refund On Citations

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is refunding drivers who were caught on camera running red lights in southwest Philadelphia earlier this year.

07/28/2012

Stigall Show Log 7.26.12

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

07/26/2012

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