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City Council to Hold Hearing on Illegal Tow-Truck Schemes

Anyone in Philadelphia who has ever had a car towed illegally is getting the chance to speak out.

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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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Uber, Lyft Now Legal Across Pennsylvania

Philly’s ride-sharing war is no more. On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf legalized ride-sharing across Pennsylvania with his signature on Senate Bill 984. “This bill puts […]

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Uber and Lyft Bill Passes Final Legislative Hurdle

The Pennsylvania Senate yesterday voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation that would, with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature, make Uber and Lyft legal in Pennsylvania.

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Bill to Legalize UberX and Lyft Nears a Final Vote

A bill to legalize UberX and Lyft in Pennsylvania permanently is reaching the final stages in the state legislature this week. The bill can’t come […]

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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, […]

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Uber and Lyft Are Illegal Again in Philadelphia

Uber and Lyft are once again illegal in the City of Philadelphia following the expiration of a summer-long reprieve granted by the state legislature. The […]

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PPA to Fire Vince Fenerty After Sexual Harassment Complaints

Philadelphia Parking Authority director Vince Fenerty will lose his job following accusations from two women that he sexually harassed them, according to the Inquirer.

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If Your Car Was Towed During Philly Free Streets, You’re Getting a Refund

Because Philly Free Streets doesn’t need another reason to be seen as slightly disappointing, the city will cancel all tickets issued to drivers who had their cars […]

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The PPA Is Ending Free Parking on Wednesdays, First Fridays

The era of free parking in Center City is coming to an end. Currently, street parking in Center City is free after 5 p.m. on […]

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South Philly Man Says He Captured a Tow Truck Bait Scheme on Video

Footage of an alleged tow truck bait scheme is gaining traction after South Philly vigilante Chris Norman posted it to Facebook on Monday.

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PPA: We’ll Tow Your Car If You Park In the Middle of Broad Street During DNC

People have been parking their cars in the middle of Broad Street for as long as anyone can remember, even though it’s against the law. […]

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PPA: Uber Can Operate Legally During SEPTA Troubles

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will allow Uber to operate legally throughout the coming weeks while SEPTA runs on a heavily adjusted schedule that has left Regional […]

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City Officials Target Illegally Towed Cars

Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez has introduced legislation that could help prevent private companies from illegally towing cars. It’s an issue she said is prevalent in her district, which […]