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(A driver feeds coins into a parking meter in Manayunk.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Phila. Parking Authority Evaluating Pay-By-Phone Systems For Future Use

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is asking for proposals to provide a mobile parking payment system so drivers can use smartphones to pay fees on the street and in some lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/06/2015

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Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

(Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fennerty and deputy executive director Rick Dickson, testifying to Phila. City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

As Phila. Parking Meter Rates Rise, Cell Phone Payments May Arrive

City Council’s Streets and Services Committee okayed a rate change for all 8,000 meters in Philadelphia, from 50 cents an hour to $1.00 an hour.

04/29/2014

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Red-Light Camera Violations Routinely Overturned For Funeral Processions, PPA Says

Cars in a funeral procession don’t have to worry about getting nabbed by red-light cameras in Philadelphia, a Parking Authority official assures drivers.

04/23/2014

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority has been putting flyers on vehicle windshields with details of free Saturday parking during December.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Parking Authority Admits Its Web Site Info Was Too Grinchy

PPA deputy executive director Rick Dickson says parking after 11am on December 28th is free, and their web site was wrong.

12/02/2013

(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