Philadelphia Parking Authority

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Yes, the PPA Sucks. No, It Did Not Ticket the Car That Blew Up on South Street.

There are at least a million reasons to hate the PPA. The corruption. The nepotism. The broken kiosks. The PPA enforcer standing around on the […]

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It’s Official: Speed Cameras Will Be Installed in Philly this Year

If you’re not a big fan of the red-light cameras that have been snapping photos of offending vehicles in Philly since 2005, you’re probably not […]


This Brand-New Parking App Wants to Help You Avoid Pesky PPA Tickets

Parking in Center City is about to get a whole lot easier. A new (free!) parking app called SpotAngels debuted in Center City on Tuesday — and unlike […]


Philly’s 20 Biggest Losers of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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Goodbye, PPA. My Family Is Officially Done With You.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority proudly announced that its parking app MeterUp can now be used to pay for parking all over the city […]

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Get Ready for Speed Cameras, Philadelphia

If you drive a car in Philadelphia, you’ve probably encountered red-light cameras, which raked in more than $10 million in fines last year alone. Well, […]

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Kurt Vile’s New Music Video Is As Philly As It Gets

If you haven’t seen the new music video for Kurt Vile’s “Loading Zones,” then you’re missing out. Do yourself a favor and give it a […]


New PPA Chief Says Uber and Lyft Need to Disclose More Data

Have any clue how many trips Uber and Lyft drivers make in Philadelphia each day? No? That’s OK — neither does the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Despite deeply […]


Good News for PPA Scofflaws: Parking-Ticket Amnesty Begins on Thursday

Here’s some positive news for your Tuesday: The city will launch parking-ticket amnesty this week. The program will mostly come in handy for anyone who’s way, way […]


Parking Ticket Amnesty Is a Really Bad Idea

This weekend, I’m going to head out to the King of Prussia Mall to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. I’ll buy my kids the latest […]


The PPA Just Screwed Us All Again With MeterUp Parking App Relaunch

Big news out of the Philadelphia Parking Authority this week. No, not the rumors that the FBI is investigating the much-loathed agency. We’re talking about […]

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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 […]


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 […]