Parking tickets and noodles have absolutely nothing to do with each other, unless you’re in Philadelphia right now.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority, now four years into using on-street electronic kiosks in Center City and University City, has no immediate plans to extend them into neighborhoods.
Chris discusses CPAC snubbing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the controversy surrounding Argo, and the reasons people are leaving Philadelphia. He talks to David Martosko from the Daily Caller about the latest on the FBI investigation of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, about the impending sequester cuts.
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.
It’s an incentive offered by the city every year around this time to get more holiday shoppers to do their gift buying in Philadelphia rather than the malls.
Even if you’re a member of the country’s highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you’ll find a ticket on your windshield.
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.
The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill to give Philadelphia more handicapped-accessible taxi’s but even disability rights groups oppose the legislation.
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.
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.
Three Philadelphia police officers suffered minor injuries when an argument between a tow truck driver and the owner of a car being towed got out of hand.
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.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says it will require that 300 taxicabs in the city be wheelchair-accessible by the end of 2012 and it will choose the 300 through a lottery. Cab owners are less than thrilled.
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.
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.
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