PPA to Expand Installation of NEW “Pay-By-Plate” Parking Kiosks – with citywide completion set for end of summer.
(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Executive Director, Scott Petri, announced today that installation of the PPA’s new solar-powered “Pay-By-Plate” parking kiosks will now be expanded citywide, beyond the initial Center City pilot area — eventually replacing all existing kiosks and stand alone coin-operated parking meters throughout the city.
According to Petri, “New pay-by-plate kiosk customers will be required to enter their license plate number along with the parking zone number and then select a preferred payment option, either coin, credit or debit card. PPA enforcement officers will verify customer payment by electronically scanning each license plate to verify payment.”
Petri stressed that “Customers must correctly enter their license plate number and will no longer be required to print a receipt from the kiosk that they were previously required to place on their vehicle’s dashboard — but they can still choose to print a receipt, or receive one via text message,” he said.
“The installation of all new pay-by-plate kiosks should be complete by the end of summer. This means you will have to know your license plate number. I can’t emphasize that enough,” he said. “The key to our new kiosks is remembering your license plate number. Your license plate number is the basis for our new on-street parking operation.”
During the transition period when new “Pay-By-Plate” kiosks are being installed to replace the existing kiosks, customers are reminded that until all kiosks are installed city-wide, both types of kiosks and stand-alone coin meters will be in operation in different parts of the city.
Below is a short video demonstrating how the new solar-powered “Pay-By-Plate” kiosks work: