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A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Relaxes Kiosk Enforcement Sunday Due To Technical Problem

The Philadelphia Parking Authority relaxed enforcement on Sunday because of an technical problem that was preventing kiosks from accepting credit card payments.

12/07/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Announces ‘Relaxed Kiosk Parking Enforcement’ For Sunday

The PPA says this is due to a technical problem having to do with credit card payments at the kiosks.

12/06/2014

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PPA Reducing Starting Bid For New Taxi Medallions

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is lowering the opening bid for new taxi medallions because it’s been unable to sell any at the current asking price.

11/30/2014

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Free Philadelphia Parking Saturdays Of Holiday Shopping Season Returns

The city of Philadelphia has announced it will continue a holiday tradition — free limited parking at meters and kiosks on Saturdays until the end of the year.

11/28/2014

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Uber X Service Wins OK In Much Of Pennsylvania

The 4-1 vote will allow the smartphone app-based service to provide cars in the Pittsburgh area and across much of the state, but not in Philadelphia, where the city’s oft-feared parking authority regulates taxis.

11/13/2014

(Taxicabs load up passengers outside 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Bids At Parking Authority Taxi Medallion Auction

What if they threw an auction and nobody came? That’s essentially what happened when the Parking Authority offered the first two of 45 new medallions last week.

10/26/2014

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Uber Rolls Out Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

The cost is the same as their traditional service, which starts at a base fare of $7 with a minimum trip of $12. There are caravans equipped with ramps, Mercedes Sprinters, and — for a base fare of $14 and a $25 minimum cost — big Ford minibuses.

09/23/2014

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Judges Shut Down Lyft, Uber In Pittsburgh

Could Philadelphia be next?

07/02/2014

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PPA To Begin Study On Scooter, Motorcycle Parking In Center City

The PPA will be collecting data about parking, and will address scooter and motorcycle needs after collecting about 6 months worth of data.

07/01/2014

Taxi cabs lined up outside 30th Street Station. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PPA Takes Stab At Uber With New Smartphone Payment Technology

The mobile app enables you to pay for taxi rides with a tap of your smartphone. The PPA and the vendor, VeriFone Systems, the maker of Way2Ride, also are working on the technology and logistics of using the app to hail a cab.

06/13/2014

A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Last Day To Buy PPA Smartcards

As the Parking Authority warned back in February, Smartcards are going away — and today is the last day you can buy them.

05/30/2014

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$5 Rate To Go Into Effect At Some Center City Garages Due To Snow

In response to the City’s Snow Emergency which is set to begin at 10 p.m. tonight, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) announced that beginning at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, the following PPA owned and operated center city garages will charge a flat twenty-four hour $5.00 parking rate until the end of the current snow emergency:

03/02/2014

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA: Snow Taking Up Spaces Doesn’t Change Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.

02/17/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

$5 Rate To Go Into Effect At Some Center City Garages Wednesday Evening

With yet another storm on the horizon, the Philadelphia Parking Authority is planning to reinstate its $5 emergency parking rate.

02/12/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

PPA Offering Reduced Parking Rates At Some Philadelphia Garages

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is offering discounted parking due to the weather.

01/21/2014

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