Philadelphia Parking Authority

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Pennsylvania Considers Cease-and-Desist Order for Uber

We don’t hear from Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission all that often these days, since they ceded control of Philadelphia’s taxicabs to the Philadelphia Parking Authority […]

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PPA Will Stop Selling Smart Cards Today

“As the Parking Authority warned back in February, Smartcards are going away — and today is the last day you can buy them,” CBS Philly […]

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PPA Thinking About “Smart Parking Meters”

NBC 10 reports that the Philadelphia Parking Authority is considering “smart meters” that would take credit cards, or even allow drivers to pay for parking […]

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The PPA Wants to Enrage You With Higher Fees … for the Kids

Newsworks reports that Philly parking rates might go up 50 cents an hour, with the proceeds going to fund Philly schools:

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My Lousy Driving Is Costing You Money

When I drive I sometimes go over the speed limit. When I park in the city I sometimes overstay my time. On occasion I’ve been […]

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Here’s a Map Showing PPA Cars Parked Where You’re Not Allowed to Park

Hating the PPA is as Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Rocky, and being thoroughly unsurprised at political corruption. But online presence PPAWatch does more than just hate […]

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Snow Emergency Over, But PPA Is Still Being Nice

From the Philadelphia Parking Authority: PPA will enforce only safety violations today. Tickets will be issued for any safety violations. Meters, kiosks and timed zones […]


Why Can’t the PPA Offer Free Parking During a Snowstorm?

On Tuesday afternoon, when the city’s snow emergency officially went into effect, all of the Philadelphia Parking Authority garages began offering $5 parking per 24-hour […]


Philadelphia Parking Authority Boots Widow’s Car Over 23-Year-Old Tickets

Bucks County’s Judi Space had to come to Center City last week to meet with her estate attorney, since her husband passed away suddenly in […]


Philly Police: No Saving Parking Spots With Your Lawn Chair

With any snowstorm in Philadelphia comes people trying to save the parking spots they’ve dug out on the street. They use lawn chairs. They use […]


The Five Worst Wawa Parking Lots

There are a lot of things to love about Wawa. But one thing to hate about Wawas? Parking. Check out this list of the five […]


Get a Parking Ticket, Get Free Dan Dan Noodles

Han Chiang received a parking ticket while napping in his car yesterday. And his anger is resulting in free dan dan noodles for anyone who […]


Property’s Morning Obsession: Perfection in a Parking Meter

Last week’s CBS3 headline read: “PPA Plans To Keep Old School Meters In Most Philadelphia Neighborhoods.” The good news? That means most neighborhoods won’t have […]