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PEO Spotlight: Peter Free

We all have a story. It’s what makes us unique and different from one another. The bus driver who gets you to work -- he has a story. The street vendors who make your breakfast sandwiches? They have a story. Our Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs)? Yep -- they all have
  • Posted on 29 Jan 2015
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#TBT : AutoPark at the Gallery

If you’ve ever visited Chinatown or have gone shopping at The Gallery, you’ve more than likely gotten a glimpse of our  AutoPark at the Gallery Mall, which is the subject of this month’s #TBT! Located at 44 North 9th Street, the AutoPark at the Gallery Mall houses 850 parking spaces and
  • Posted on 22 Jan 2015
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Scooter & Motorcycle Parking Update

Finding a common ground -- how do you do it? Well, you could start with a conversation, and that’s exactly what the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and the Motorcycle and Scooter Coalition of Philadelphia did. For the past few months, the PPA and the Motorcycle and Scooter Coalition have had many
  • Posted on 5 Jan 2015
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Residential Parking Districts: There’s a Map for That

Whenever you need guidance or directions, what do you do? Maybe whip out your phone and plug directions into Google Maps? Or maybe you pull over at a rest stop for an old-fashioned, printed road map? Either way, you’re consulting a map. Nowadays, there’s a map for everything. Visitors have them
  • Posted on 2 Jan 2015
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Signs Explained: Reserved Parking for Disabled Persons

Signs: they’re everywhere, both figuratively and literally. Sometimes if you don’t read those signs, consequences will ensue. When it comes to parking, reading and understanding a sign is the difference between getting a parking ticket and remaining ticketless. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) would rather prevent parking tickets instead of issuing
  • Posted on 29 Dec 2014
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Temporarily Prohibit Parking While Moving

Moving is an exciting experience, but at the same time, it can be dreadful. Sure, it’s thrilling to move into a new environment, but lugging heavy furniture for hours on end isn’t one of life’s highlights. Combine that with the inevitable banging into walls, denting of furniture and of course,
  • Posted on 26 Dec 2014
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#TBT Olde City AutoPark

When you think Old City, a lot of things come to mind. If you’re a tourist, you might think of all the historic sites such as Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell. If you’re an art fan, you might flock to Old City for First Friday, a monthly event which
  • Posted on 18 Dec 2014
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The More You Know: Parking Signs Explained

On each block of Philly you’ll find something new. There’s restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, maybe even a street performer playing music that can be heard for blocks or serenading  passersby. It’s not just the culture and opportunities that change with each block; the parking rules do, too. As you’re taking a
  • Posted on 30 Nov 2014
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#TBT AutoPark at Jefferson

It’s #TBT and the year is 1954. Elvis is flooding the airwaves, the forces of communism and capitalism are continuously butting heads, and greasers are jetting around in their new flip top convertibles. With Hound Dog blasting in the background, the new and hip flip tops were able to park
  • Posted on 13 Nov 2014
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How to Get a Disabled-Only Parking Pole

At the end of the day, most people just want to get home and relax. But, the quest for a parking spot after a long day’s work can be hectic and mentally draining. Countless circles around the block can seem like hours, and if you have a physical disability, walking
  • Posted on 30 Oct 2014
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PEO Spotlight: Antonio Menezes

The job of a PPA Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) requires a lot of patience and a liking for physical activity. PEOs wake up every morning knowing they’ll be insulted at least once a day for doing their job -- a job that requires eight hours of walking and yes -- at times
  • Posted on 29 Oct 2014
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