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Parking Authority chief Petri offers up a sweeping legislative agenda for change

Sitting at a conference table, sporting a tie emblazoned with lines from the U.S. Constitution and a likeness of Independence Hall, Scott Petri began an interview with a warning for the…

    • Parking Meters

With profits way up, but patronage way down, will GOP-controlled PPA keep interim executive director?

“There's no agency that people have loved to hate more than the Parking Authority.” Committee of 70 President David Thornburgh is probably understating things. Mention the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) around…

    • A taxi cab picks up a passenger in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee / WHYY)

Taxicabs’ lawsuit against PPA survives legal challenge, seeks $558 million in damages

A lawsuit by more than 130 medallion taxicab companies against the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) alleging a violation of the companies’ constitutional rights survived a preliminary motion to dismiss on Monday.…

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Drivers and disabled give PPA an earful over rules for Uber and Lyft

This Friday Taxi drivers, UberBlack drivers, and disabled residents united to vent their displeasure with the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s loose regulatory grip on Uber and Lyft. The loose coalition that long…

    • Tony Brooks tries out Philadelphia's new wheelchair accessible taxi in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Parking Authority's Taxicab and Limousine Division. (2015) | Emma Lee / WHYY

As Uber and Lyft drive on, now formally licensed, disabled and taxis say they are being left behind

Over the past few months, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) boardroom has been the site of much gnashing of teeth, wailing of woes, and pulling of hair over the first illegal…

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As Harrisburg legalizes Uber/Lyft, Parking Authority contemplates how to regulate them

“The bottom line is: The regulation of taxi cabs is changing now, and it’s going to change forever.” Dennis Weldon, general counsel to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), made this declaration…

    • The crowd grew anxious when Stutzman, left, appeared to spend more time speaking with Alperstein than with others

Bill to allow some PPA Board members to live outside Philadelphia advancing in Harrisburg

A bill that would let two of the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s (PPA) six board members live outside of Philadelphia could come up for a final vote in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Currently,…

    • Lyft | Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Illegal again, Uber and Lyft have stopped paying taxes to the School District. Here’s what they already paid.

When a law temporarily authorizing transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Philadelphia sunset on September 30th, Lyft eagerly pointed towards a one percent tax on…

    • The crowd grew anxious when Stutzman, left, appeared to spend more time speaking with Alperstein than with others

PPA resuming enforcement against Uber/Lyft starting Friday, relaxes taxi regulations

In a statement released late Tuesday, Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) interim Deputy Executive Director Corinne O’Connor provided 48-hour-notice that the agency would resume enforcement actions against Uber and Lyft. The controversial…

    • Vince Fenerty (file) | Tom MacDonald / WHYY
    • Taxi regulation

After PPA gives Uber 90-day pass, taxis promise “chaos” during the DNC, and lawsuits

If you were worried that the Democratic National Convention coming to Philadelphia later this month wouldn’t be as interesting as the protest-filled Republican National Convention in 2000 or the cluster jam…

    • Accessibility activists gather on July 2 to witness Philadelphia's introduction of new wheelchair accessible taxis. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Taxi medallion values hit new low as PPA sets minimum bid for upcoming auction

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) set the minimum bid for the sale of 41 new taxi medallions for wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) at $10,000 at its monthly board meeting Tuesday morning.…

    • Parking Meters

City Council hearing on red light camera program and parking revenue sheds no new light

At a joint hearing of City Council’s streets and education committees Friday, councilmembers spent the better part of two-and-a-half hours asking officials from the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), the School District…

    • Public school funding advocates hold signs in protest before the start of the PPA meeting as security looks on

PPA lambasted by education advocates over recent amendments to UberX, Lyft legalization bill

If you go to Fairmount Park or Rittenhouse Square on one of these sunny afternoons, you’ll see some little children, running around, playing with nature’s toys—sticks and stones—and generally having a…

    • Below Benjamin Franklin Bridge | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

170 monthly parking spots to open beneath Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) board authorized a plan to build a 170-spot parking lot underneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The new lot could be open as soon as September,…

    • Taxi regulation

Philadelphia taxi and limo drivers threaten strike during Democratic National Convention [updated]

Philadelphia's taxi and limousine drivers are threatening to strike when Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention in July unless officials do something to stop UberX and Lyft from operating in the…

    • Rendering of new glass canopy over stairs to PPA's Independence Mall garage

Parking Authority payments to School District dropping; New stairwells at Independence Mall before DNC

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) board approved its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1st which predicts a $2 million dollar decline in PPA payments to the School District…

    • Limo driver Isam Ahmed protesting ride share competition, December 2015 | Emma Lee/WHYY

Unlikely alliance unites against Uber and Lyft: Disability advocates, cabbies, limos, and PPA

On Tuesday, an unusual coalition of disability advocates, cabbies, limo drivers, and taxi owners came together to beg the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) to stop UberX and Lyft. Around 30 representatives…

    • Uber Ride Request

Court of Common Pleas says UberX operates unlawfully in Philadelphia

A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge sided with the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) last week and against UberX, finding that the controversial ride-hailing app falls under the PPA’s regulatory authority.…

    • Spaces, Photo by David Swift Photography

Parking Authority Director wants higher fines for parking in snow routes

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Executive Director had some choice words Tuesday for the 200 or so Philadelphians who left their cars parked on emergency snow routes as winter storm Jonas dumped…

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