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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,
  • Posted on 16 Oct 2018
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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
  • Posted on 12 Oct 2018
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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
  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018
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City, SEPTA and PPA Join Forces to Tackle Center City Congestion

PHILADELPHIA – City officials joined with partners at SEPTA and the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) today to announce a new effort to address Center City congestion. This will kick off starting September 24, with an initial focus on illegal movements along Market and Chestnut Streets that impact Philadelphians riding buses,
  • Posted on 20 Sep 2018
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PPA to Participate In Annual Park(ing) Day on Friday – September 21st

  On September 21, you’ll probably notice miniature parks sprouting up in some of Philadelphia’s metered parking spots; parks that weren’t there the day before. That’s because Philadelphia is one of many cities around the world hosting International Park(ing) Day. Here’s the scoop: Park(ing) Day is an annual event dedicated to showcasing how
  • Posted on 17 Sep 2018
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Where to Park for the Made in America Festival

Have you heard? Jay-Z is coming back to The Ben Franklin Parkway with Made in America, his two-day annual music festival. On Labor Day weekend (September 1–2) a star-studded lineup hits the stage with a wide variety of artists that’ll please every member of your crew. Performers include Jay-Z himself,
  • Posted on 24 Aug 2018
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August 2018: Board Meeting Round-Up

August 2018: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.    
  • Posted on 22 Aug 2018
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PPA to Expand Widely Popular meterUP Mobile Payment App

After launching a pilot program in December 2017, the Philadelphia Parking Authority's hugely popular meterUP mobile payment application is now expanding city-wide and will include all coin-operated meters. "After a tremendously successful pilot program, we are delighted to be expanding this very popular and convenient mobile payment option to all kiosks
  • Posted on 26 Jul 2018
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A Warning for All Taxis, Limos & TNCs Operating in Philadelphia

  As a regulated business, I wanted to remind you that you may not refuse to provide transportation service to any person for a discriminatory purpose. Our regulation at 52 Pa. Code § 1011.10 specifically provides as follows: "A regulated person may not refuse service to a member of the public on the basis of
  • Posted on 19 Jul 2018
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Dónde parquear durante el festival Made in America

¿Se enteró? Jay-Z regresa al Ben Franklin Parkway con Made in America, su festival anual de música de dos días. Durante el fin de semana del Día del Trabajo (1 y 2 de septiembre) un elenco estelar se adueña del escenario con una amplia variedad de artistas que complacerá a
  • Posted on 16 Jul 2018
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