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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 […]


Activists: Uber and Lyft Tax Should Fund Philly Schools, Not the PPA

Public school advocates packed the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s monthly board meeting on Tuesday to question a change in a state bill that would allow ride-sharing […]

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Morning Headlines: Underground Transformer Fire Knocked Out Power in Center City

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know: An underground transformer fire plunged parts of Rittenhouse into darkness. What city officials called an underground transformer explosion […]

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The PPA Is Immediately Buying $300K Worth of Snow-Removing Bobcats

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story erroneously overstated the cost of Bobcat front-end loaders and the total amount the PPA was spending on […]


PPA Says: No Center City SEPTA Bus or Rail Service for Pope Visit, “Significant Security Perimeter” From Girard to South

The gist: More and more logistical details are spilling out about Pope Francis’ September visit to Philadelphia. This thing is just too big, with too […]


The Brief: These Are the Most Ticketed Blocks in All of Philadelphia

1. Never hope for a parking grace period on the 500 block of S. 2nd Street. The gist: Inquirer/Daily News data analysts Dylan Purcell and […]


Valet Park Anywhere in Philly with New App

Parking in Philadelphia is notoriously bad. Good luck finding a public space during peek times, parking lots are expensive and often crowded, and the Philadelphia […]


Should the Parking Authority Have the Power to Ticket … Everything?

Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney wants the Philadelphia Parking Authority to turn its hyper-vigilant gaze on construction sites, littering, illegally closed sidewalks and possibly an array […]

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Some 5,000 Buses Expected to Hit Philly for Pope’s Visit

Parking and traffic in Philadelphia is normally a challenge; expect it to get a lot more complicated September 22nd when the World Meeting of Families will commence […]


4.9 Million Philadelphia Parking Tickets Since 2012

The City of Philadelphia just released a massive and fascinating new data set that includes every single parking ticket issued in the city since 2012. […]


How Car Sharing Can Solve Philly’s Parking Problems

When City Council approved a new zoning code back in 2012, advocates for a more walkable, cycling- and transit-friendly city had mixed reactions to the […]

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No More Stinky, Old, Beat Up Cabs for Philadelphia?

Anyone (okay, almost anyone) who rides taxicabs in Philadelphia with any frequency knows that compared to other major cities, our cabs are pretty terrible, which […]

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Uber Helping PPA Bust UberX Drivers

Two weeks ago, UberX drivers in the Philadelphia area received an email from Uber HQ telling them that if they wanted to remain Uber “partners,” […]

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PPA Sting Operation Nets One Lyft Impoundment

On Friday night, the new Lyft “ridesharing” service hit the streets of Philadelphia. And so did undercover agents from the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Taxi & […]