Philadelphia Parking Authority

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As Lyft Launches, Taxi Association Issues Warning to Drivers

Lyft — lauded just yesterday in a unanimous resolution by Philadelphia City Council — is scheduled to launch at 6 p.m. today, and, like UberX before […]

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City Council: We Want UberX, Lyft

With ride-hailing service Lyft scheduled to launch today at 6 p.m. to compete with UberX, City Council yesterday passed a resolution that states in no uncertain […]

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Lyft Is Launching in Philadelphia on Friday

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced today that it will launch its service in Philadelphia on Friday, January 30th. The company had been advertising for drivers in […]

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Philly Offers Free Saturday Parking During Holidays

One of Philadelphia’s best holiday traditions is returning: Free parking on Saturdays.

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PPA Tells Uber Drivers to Rat Out UberX Drivers

The Philadelphia Parking Authority has enlisted a novel army in its ongoing war against the city’s illegally operating UberX car service: the Uber Black licensed […]

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Your UberX Driver May Be a Deranged Killer (and May Charge You Surge Pricing)

Since the Philadelphia Parking Authority impounded six UberX cars last weekend and then released them, there’s been nary a peep from the PPA about the […]

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PPA Releases Impounded UberX Cars

Over the weekend, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which oversees all taxis and limousines in city limits, impounded six UberX cars in an undercover sting operation, […]

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The PPA Is Right About UberX

Thank you, Uber, for teaching our city a lesson. Just this past week two friends of mine were out to dinner in South Philadelphia and […]

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Uber Calls PPA UberX Sting a “Deplorable Charade”

Just hours after the Philadelphia Parking Authority impounded five UberX vehicles, saying that UberX is operating illegally in Philadelphia, UberX has responded with a statement, […]

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PPA Impounds UberX Vehicles in Undercover Sting Operation

[UPDATE] Uber has issued a statement calling the PPA sting a “deplorable charade.” [ORIGINAL] On Saturday, we told you that Uber had announced the arrival […]

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Uber Launches UberX In Philadelphia, But PPA Says “Not So Fast”

UPDATE 10/26 1:50 p.m.: The Philadelphia Parking Authority has impounded UberX vehicles through an undercover sting operation. For the full report, go here. ORIGINAL: On […]

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8th and Filbert May Look Like Crap Now…

Here’s a rendering from the Philadelphia Parking Authority of its vision for the future of 8th and Filbert. See the happy tourist taking photos? That […]

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99 Percent of Philly Parking Tickets Are Perfectly Legit

If you live in Philadelphia or park in it on occasion, you necessarily hate the Philadelphia Parking Authority and its trolling band of uniformed parking […]

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Actually, Philly Cabs Are Great

Early one morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a few months ago, I hopped in a cab and asked the driver to take me to Logan Airport, […]

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Parking in Philly Should Be Harder. And Cost Way More.

A car is the ultimate entitlement machine — particularly when driven by a Philadelphian. Can’t you hear it now? “Parking here is so expensive.” “Why […]