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You Can Park for Free on Saturdays Until New Year’s

Here’s a holiday gift we’re thankful for: The Philadelphia Parking Authority will offer free (FREE!) parking on Saturdays, from now until New Year’s Day. The annual gift […]

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Judge: Broad Street Median Parking Is Here to Stay – for Now

It’s the end of the line for the lawsuit filed in July by self-proclaimed urbanists who sought to end median parking on Broad Street. On Wednesday, […]

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City on Broad Street Parking: Cops Have More Important Things to Do

The Broad Street median parking war continues. The city is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed last month in Common Pleas Court by an urbanist political […]

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Lyft Lands Amtrak Deal, Philly Taxis Feel Shut Out

When will Philadelphia’s transportation wars end? Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft aren’t the best of friends. The taxicab industry hates them both. And the PPA is the […]

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Your Cab Fares Are Going Up

Cab rides in Philly are about to get more expensive. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has approved a petition to increase the metered rate from 23 […]

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Airport Taxis Will Soon Cost Even More for Some Philadelphians

The wallets South Philly and West Philly residents are about to become the latest casualties of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. On Wednesday morning, the PPA […]

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Why Is the PPA Teaching Us How Not to Get Tickets?

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will hold a workshop on avoiding parking tickets next month. Seeing as the organization brings in a big chunk of money from […]

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The PPA Wants to Put Billboards in Neighborhood Lots – and Neighbors Aren’t Happy

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to install 45 billboards in neighborhood parking lots – but community members and activists aren’t happy with the plans. More than […]

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New PPA Director Hires Daughter’s Roommate

Clarena Tolson, the recently-appointed executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, has reportedly made 12 new hires – and among them is her daughter’s roommate. 

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Philly Actress Fuming After PPA Towed Her Wheelchair Van

Everybody we know seems to have a good story about how the Philadelphia Parking Authority has screwed them. But local actress Shannon DeVido’s PPA story […]

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Report: Former PPA Director Gave Execs Big Raises Before Scandal

Former Philadelphia Parking Authority director Vince Fenerty gave his top five executives significant raises in the months leading up to a sexual harassment scandal that made […]

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Pa. Auditor General to Investigate Embattled PPA Director’s “Excessive” Payout

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said he will investigate what he called an “excessive” six-figure payout for the former head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, […]

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The PPA Lost Almost $700K During the SEPTA Strike

The Philadelphia Parking Authority lost almost $700K during the six-day SEPTA strike earlier this month, largely through efforts to alleviate commuter stress by offering grace periods at […]

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PPA Picks Interim Director Following Sexual Harassment Scandal

City official Clarena Tolson will lead the Philadelphia Parking Authority as interim director following the resignation of Vince Fenerty, who was recently discovered to be […]

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PPA Announces Renewed Crackdown on Uber and Lyft, Waives Some Taxi Regs

All good things come to an end. Now that Uber and Lyft’s short and sweet grace period has ended with the expiration of Act 85, […]