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PPA AutoPark Discounts

Philadelphia is a happening city with a vast history and an insatiable love for the arts. Combined with our vibrant culture, there’s no doubt Philly has a huge brag list. So---lets keep bragging. With a plethora of theaters and tourist attractions encompassing our city, there is always something to do. Whether
  • Posted on 23 Oct 2014
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#TBT: PPA Headquaters

It’s been over a year since we set up shop at 701 Market Street. Nestled conveniently nearThe Gallery Mall,Chinatown andReading Terminal Market, we have the perk of working in the most energetic section of Philly. So for this month’s #TBT, we sifted through Philadelphia’s public records and stumbled upon a
  • Posted on 9 Oct 2014
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A Philadelphian First: PEO Shirley Barnett

Shirley Barnett is a Philadelphian first, and that’s why she’s been a Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) for more than 27 years. She is patient, soft-spoken and easy going, but she doesn’t let her good nature mislead anyone. Barnett is not one for nonsense, making her such an excellent asset to
  • Posted on 22 Sep 2014
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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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