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
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
February 2019: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.
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
January 2019: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.
PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Kenney today announced that City departments and agencies will offer flexibility in bill payments to federal workers affected by the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. “Tens of thousands of federal employees live and work in Philadelphia, and we know some are already struggling,” said Mayor Kenney. “Martin Luther
The Philadelphia Parking Authority Breaks Ground on New 210 Space Neighborhood Parking Lot in Old City
PPA Executive Director Scott Petri joined local Old City civic leaders today at the groundbreaking for a new 210 space neighborhood parking lot located under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at the corner of 2nd & Florist Streets. “The construction of this new 210 space parking lot will enhance the quality of
After an initial pilot program, the Philadelphia Parking Authority's hugely popular meterUP pay by phone parking app is now available city-wide and can now be used at over 8,000 coin-operated meters and 975 kiosks throughout the city. Commenting on the city wide availability of meterUP, PPA Executive Director Scott Petri said, "We are
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,
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
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