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.
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.
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.
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.
Could Philadelphia be next?
The PPA will be collecting data about parking, and will address scooter and motorcycle needs after collecting about 6 months worth of data.
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.
As the Parking Authority warned back in February, Smartcards are going away — and today is the last day you can buy them.
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:
The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.
With yet another storm on the horizon, the Philadelphia Parking Authority is planning to reinstate its $5 emergency parking rate.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is offering discounted parking due to the weather.
Scooter owners in the city will soon be able to apply for a residential parking permit, similar to the one car owners are issued.
The top-ticketed location is South Broad Street and Penn Square on the south side of City Hall, according to the PPA, with 22,611 violations in 2012.
Parking problems have these Vespa owners considering putting their brand new scooter up for sale.