Better Parking Means Less Money for PPA

CBS Philly reports that the Philadelphia Parking Authority is expecting to collect $4 million less in revenue this year. “PPA executive director Vince Fennerty says fewer drivers are breaking the parking rules, resulting in fewer tickets. And he says the new parking kiosks in Center City and University City have made it easier to comply, since you can pay by credit card or dollar bills. “Over the last several years there has been more compliance with parking regulations in Philadelphia.” More people are paying at kiosks. More people are parking legally, not parking at hydrants, or double parking and parking at no-stopping zones. So, naturally more compliance means less tickets.” That revenue decline is steep: the Authority predicts a payment to the city next year of $43.6 million dollars, compared to $47.4 million expected in the current year.”