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City Life

The Way You Pay for Parking in Philly Is About to Change

Welcome to the future of parking in Philly. Next week, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will begin phasing in new solar-powered parking kiosks — meaning the […]

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City Life

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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City Life

City to Step Up Ticketing of Bus-Lane Blockers Along Chestnut and Market Streets

If you’re taking an Uber or a Lyft in Center City this summer, you might want to tell your driver to avoid dropping you off […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

Business

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 […]

City Life

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 […]