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Parking Authority Announces New Parking Regulations For Scooter Owners

Scooter owners in the city will soon be able to apply for a residential parking permit, similar to the one car owners are issued.

11/08/2013

(Sign warning drivers of  red-light camera at Broad and Vine in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Report: Intersections Around Philadelphia’s City Hall Are Busiest For Red Light Cameras

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.

10/28/2013

(Vespa owners Charles and Nicole Paloux. Photo provided.)

Scooter Commuters React To PPA Parking Dispute

Parking problems have these Vespa owners considering putting their brand new scooter up for sale.

10/26/2013

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Scooter Owners’ Parking Issues

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says scooters are motorized vehicles and therefore they belong on the street, not the sidewalk, even when they are parked.

09/21/2013

(credit: Steve Butler)

Got A Parking Ticket? Get Free Noodles!

Parking tickets and noodles have absolutely nothing to do with each other, unless you’re in Philadelphia right now.

05/15/2013

Old school parking meters still get the job done in most Philadelphia neighborhoods. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PPA Plans To Keep Old School Meters In Most Philadelphia Neighborhoods

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.

03/21/2013

Stigall Show Log 2.26.13

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.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/26/2013

(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

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

Limited Free Meter Parking In City Begins Saturday

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.

11/23/2012

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Supreme Court Justice Gets Parking Ticket In Philadelphia

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.

10/16/2012

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

(credit: Steve Butler)

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

(credit: Steve Butler)

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

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Philadelphia Police Officers Suffer Minor Injuries During Scuffle In Mantua

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.

03/20/2012

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