PPA officials want to move ahead with an app that allows you to pay for parking with your smartphone, but the mayor fears it will adversely affect school district funding.
A City Council committee approved a measure sought by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that would allow the parking agency to boot and/or tow vehicles that rack up multiple tickets despite attempts by the owner to evade enforcement.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority relaxed enforcement on Sunday because of an technical problem that was preventing kiosks from accepting credit card payments.
The PPA says this is due to a technical problem having to do with credit card payments at the kiosks.
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.
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 Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.
Kevin McClain, the brother of murdered jogger Constance McClain-Murray, is a longtime employee of the Parking Authority.
Xerox State and Local Solutions is taking over from ATS, which has been the vendor since the program’s inception.
Figures presented at Wedneday’s board meeting show the agency has collected $3½ million less than it expected to, so far this fiscal year, and officials were offering several explanations.
But the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.
Why would a state senator from western Pennsylvania care about parking spaces in Philadelphia? He probably doesn’t, yet he has more say over who runs the Philadelphia Parking Authority than our mayor does.
“I do think that the Councilman’s bill, if its explained to me correctly, is visionary thinking. And I’m ashamed that someone here didn’t think of it,” Vince Fennerty said.
The authority’s director, Vince Fenerty, says the ongoing operation is born from customer complaints “that our parking enforcement officers were not trained well and were ignorant.”