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Wheelin’ and Dealin’: The PPA Auction Process

Going once, going twice, sold! If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of those words, that means you’re a bid winner. If you’re an avid bidder and in need of a new automobile, you’ll be happy to know we have lots of them available at our public auctions. On Tuesdays,
  • Posted on 10 Sep 2014
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Do’s & Don’ts of Scooter/Motorcycle Parking

Whether you’re parking on the streets or on sidewalks, understanding the do’s and don’ts of parking your scooter or motorcycle parking will ultimately help you avoid parking tickets. With more than 40 scooter/motorcycle corrals spread throughout Philly, we want to ease any confusion you may have when it comes to parking
  • Posted on 7 Sep 2014
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Scooter/Motorcycle FAQs: The Sequel

Do you have additional questions about parking your scooter or motorcycle in Philadelphia after reading our first round of FAQs? Welp, check out round two below and reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook with any additional questions. Question: I’m concerned about the safety of my vehicle, but I’ve heard there’s
  • Posted on 3 Sep 2014
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Easing the Confusion: Scooter/Motorcycle FAQ’s

Updated on: 3-20-2015 Whether you’re a Yamaha guy or a Harley gal, you might have wondered about the parking regulations for scooters and motorcycles in the city since we regularly receive questions about parking rules and regulations related to scooters and motorcycles through our Facebook and Twitter pages. To clear up
  • Posted on 21 Aug 2014
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Roll Call: How PEOs Start Their Day

Most work cultures include daily routines and rituals that help get the day started. Restaurants have pre-shift meetings and sports teams have pre-game pep talks.   Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) at the PPA are no different. They start their days with a roll call. The benefits of a pre-shift/pre-start/roll call or “whatever
  • Posted on 18 Aug 2014
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#TBT: Another Visit to the Park and Lock Garage

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is taking another trip down memory lane! For this week’s #TBT, we scrounged up another picture from the grand opening of our Park and Lock Garage, courtesy of the Philadelphia Department of Public Records. In 1961, the PPA opened the Edison Park and Lock Garage. It was
  • Posted on 7 Aug 2014
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Mr. Positive: PEO Scott Rutizer

It’s been four years since Scott Rutizer has come down with a case of the Mondays. It’s also been four years since he joined the PPA as a Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO). Coincidence? We think not. Rutizer spends his workday out on Philly’s streets contributing a lot more to our city
  • Posted on 4 Aug 2014
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How to Get Your Car Back in Three Steps

If you’ve ever had your car towed, you’re probably familiar with that awful, gut-dropping feeling. You went to get in your car, right where you left it and it’s not there. You think, “Did someone steal my car?” and then you might think, “Why would someone steal my car?” before
  • Posted on 21 Jul 2014
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The Dangers of Leaving a Child Unattended in a Hot Car

Philadelphia in the summer is exciting, filled with free concerts, baseball games and other outdoor events. It’s also notorious for being hot and humid. It’s the type of hot where you walk outside and are immediately drenched in sweat. At times, it can be unbearable. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important
  • Posted on 17 Jul 2014
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Submitting a Parking Enforcement Request

Our Parking Enforcement Officers (PEO’s) run a tight ship while walking their beats. They’re focused on keeping traffic moving throughout Philadelphia, and keeping the streets safe from vehicle-related hazards. They keep their eyes and ears open to where their service is needed. But sometimes public input helps guarantee areas are being
  • Posted on 1 Jul 2014
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#UnblockBikeLanes with Anthony Kuczynski

Just under a year ago, we launched #UnblockBikeLanes on Twitter.  Since its inception, #UnblockBikeLanes has increased our ability to engage with Philadelphia’s cycling community while addressing problematic parking areas. The continued success of #UnblockBikeLanes is attributed to the relentless work ethic of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, who devised
  • Posted on 23 Jun 2014
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#TBT: 1961’s Park and Lock Garage

For this week’s #TBT, we dug up a vintage picture from Philadelphia’s Department of Public Records. Since 1950, the Philadelphia Parking Authority has provided Philadelphians and tourists with convenient parking locations throughout the city. We are committed to continue providing that service as we move forward. New parking garages may
  • Posted on 19 Jun 2014
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