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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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The PPA’s Free Parking Saturdays Starts This Week

Rejoice, rejoice: The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s holiday parking deal begins this week. This Saturday until New Year’s Day, metered and kiosk parking in the city will […]

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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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PPA Proposes Fee for Regulating Taxis, Uber and Lyft

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to add a 50-cent surcharge to every taxi, Uber and Lyft ride originating in the city. The organization says the […]

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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 […]

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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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Pa. Auditor: Poor PPA Management Cost Philly Schools $78 Million

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has put the Philadelphia Parking Authority on blast. In two audits released on Thursday, Eugene DePasquale frames former PPA executive director Vince […]

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Have Philly Cabs Finally Figured Out How to Defeat Uber?

Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. For the first time since Uber and Lyft cars started popping up all over Philly, the […]

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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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Airport Taxis Will Soon Cost Even More for Some Philadelphians

The wallets South Philly and West Philly residents are about to become the latest casualties of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. On Wednesday morning, the PPA […]

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Why Is the PPA Teaching Us How Not to Get Tickets?

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will hold a workshop on avoiding parking tickets next month. Seeing as the organization brings in a big chunk of money from […]

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The PPA Wants to Put Billboards in Neighborhood Lots – and Neighbors Aren’t Happy

The Philadelphia Parking Authority wants to install 45 billboards in neighborhood parking lots – but community members and activists aren’t happy with the plans. More than […]

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Wanna Run the PPA? Now’s Your Chance

Would you like to earn $233,677 this year? Then have we got the job for you!

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New PPA Director Hires Daughter’s Roommate

Clarena Tolson, the recently-appointed executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, has reportedly made 12 new hires – and among them is her daughter’s roommate.