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Lyft Planning to Launch in Philadelphia

Lyft, the ride-hailing service that is the chief competitor to Uber, is planning to launch in Philadelphia. Billy Penn reported on a Craigslist ad asking […]


Update: Philly Parking Kiosks Taking Cards Again

UPDATE: The PPA announced credit cards are working in parking kiosks again. “We want to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the failure of our […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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, […]

City Life

Nutter Urges Peace Between PPA, Uber

Mayor Nutter is urging peace in the war between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and ride-sharing service UberX — and suggesting that the PPA has a […]

City Life

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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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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State Approves Plan to Place Cameras in Philly Taxis

A state review body on Thursday approved a city plan to install cameras in every single taxi cab operating in Philadelphia. The plan, proposed by […]


PPA Hopes to Let You Pay for Parking With Your Cell Phone

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is hoping to allow you to pay for parking with your cell phone by next summer. Well, “hopefully,” a spokesperson says. […]


PPA to Start 6-Month Study on Motorcycle, Scooter Parking in Center City

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is starting a study on motorcycle and scooter parking in Center City. It’s expected to last about six months. Last year, […]

Be Well Philly

PPA Has Issued Over 260 Tickets for Cars Parked in Bike Lanes Since January

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia posted an update today on its joint #unblockbikelanes Twitter campaign with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Between January and March, the […]

City Life

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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PPA to Eliminate Smart Cards by Year’s End

The Philadelphia Parking Authority announced today it is phasing out Smart Cards by the end of 2014. It will stop selling them May 30th, and […]