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PPA Testifies on Effectiveness of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for the Disabled

During a public hearing last week before the state Independent Regulatory Review Commission, Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) officials testified about the effectiveness of wheelchair accessible vehicle (“WAV”) services in Philadelphia, contending current regulations do not provide "sufficient oversight." PPA Executive Director Scott Petri said, “ As the governing entity tasked with
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Where to Park for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Need a reminder that spring is just around the corner? Then it’s time to gear up for one of Philly’s renowned annual events: the Philadelphia Flower Show. Considered an annual blockbuster—and the world’s oldest and largest indoor floral event—the Philadelphia Flower Show will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from March
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Where to Park for the Philadelphia Auto Show

Alright, folks. Get those engines revved up: One of Philly’s most beloved annual events, the Philadelphia Auto Show, will once again be turning heads at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Here’s the scoop: From February 2 – February 10, automobile enthusiasts are in for a treat, as more than 700 concept, classic and exotic
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The International Association of Transportation Regulators Announces Zakaria Elbaroudi, from the City of Philadelphia, as 2018 International Driver of the Year

The IATR is pleased to announce that it has selected Zakaria Elbaroudi, certified Taxicab Driver in the City of Philadelphia, as 2018 International Driver of the Year. The IATR’s Driver of the Year Award is recognition by government transportation professionals to a driver who has provided excellent service to passengers,
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PPA Executive Director: Fatal NY Limo Accident a Reminder that more Oversight Needed for Uber, Lyft too

The deaths of 20 people in a limousine accident in New York last weekend shocked us all. The reports of basic safety failures by that limousine company dovetail with concerns I have raised about the current state of regulatory oversight in Philadelphia. Recent state legislation called Act 164 banned the practice of inspecting
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Where to Park for Terror Behind the Walls

You might as well start preparing yourself for something a little frightening this fall because Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls is back, along with zombies, ghosts and ghouls lurking in every nook and cranny. From Sept. 21 – Nov. 10, 2018 (Check this schedule for select dates) the historical prison
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