Payment for Red-Light Camera violations through Violationinfo.com will no longer be available as of Thursday, August 14th, 2014.
All payments should be directed to:
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Red Light Camera Program
701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Attn: Andrew Dankanich
Only checks or money orders made payable to the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be accepted until further notice. Please be sure to include the Notice Number on your check or money order.
If your red light notice has any other website listed besides violationinfo.com you may pay by web on those sites.
Notice to All Interested Parties:
Philadelphia Parking Authority Regulation #126-8 (IRRC #3048) Taxicab Safety Cameras, was unanimously approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission on July 24, 2014. While this regulation awaits final approval from the remaining regulatory bodies involved, the Authority encourages taxicab owners to become familiar with the terms of the new regulation and to confer with approved safety camera system providers to discuss purchase and installation.
Taxicab safety camera vendors currently approved by the PPA-TLD for service to PPA certified taxicab owners are as follows:
24/7 Security, Inc.
4400 North Point Pkwy, Suite #158
Alpharetta, GA 30022
6185 Danville Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2H7
Contact: Nelson Barros
Tel: +1 (866) 693-7492 (Toll Free)
Fax: +1 (404) 538-8828
VerifEye Technologies, Inc.
151 Whitehall Drive, Unit 2
Markham, ON L3R 9T1
Contact: Dan Fedor
Re: VerifEye TaxiCam Kit-5006-4264-G6SN-PA
Tel: +1 (312) 476-9196
Mobile: +1 (312) 330-4291
These vendors have demonstrated full compliance with the PPA-TLD’s Service Provider Requirements (SPR) v3.62 for taxicab technology vendors. Additional taxicab safety camera vendors who wish to apply for approved vendor status for Philadelphia taxicabs may contact Lance Lepchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-683-9656 for further information. A list of PPA approved up-to-date taxicab safety taxicab safety camera vendors will be maintained under “Forms and Lists” on the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division webpage www.philapark.org/tld.
Attached for your reference is the approved final form of the Taxicab Safety Camera Regulations: Download
James R. Ney, Director
Taxicab & Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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 a thrilling event attended by many notable Philadelphians such as Councilman Paul D’Ortona, Parking Director, Mr. Thomas Coyle, and Miss Philadelphia, Loretta Ann Risse. It’s been 53 years and you can tell how times have changed. Take a glance at the parking rates and compare them to our current parking rates! Seventy-five cents for two hour parking sounds cheap, doesn’t it? But, keep in mind, that could have bought two gallons of gas or two dozen eggs in 1961!
So maybe parking rates have changed since 1961, but we still strive to provide affordable and convenient parking throughout the city. Our dedication will continue as we explore new and innovative ways of improving traffic flow throughout Philadelphia.
For more information on our parking facilities, click here.
Rutizer spends his workday out on Philly’s streets contributing a lot more to our city than just parking tickets on windshields. From helping citizens understand parking signs to showing tourists the way to their next destination, Rutizer puts a positive face on the infamous Philadelphian passion.
Rutizer is a tall man with a thin frame and neatly cropped hair. His most notable feature though, is the smile he wears 24/7, rain or shine. His voice is soft and low, but the passion he has for his city and his job exudes in everything he says. It’s even landed him Employee of the Month on multiple occasions.
Before he found the PPA, he volunteered in his community, helped senior citizens and also worked as a valet. While he enjoyed his time valeting, it didn’t allow him the face-to-face experience with people that he craved.
“I just love dealing with people,” Rutizer stresses, “I love that [human] interaction!”
In fact, he loves being around people so much that he rarely takes a day off and constantly picks up extra shifts. He’s simply happiest when patrolling.
Every PEO has their favorite places to patrol. Rutizer is happy wherever he’s assigned, but he does say, “My 100 percent [favorite places to patrol] are Chinatown and Old City.” He loves the interactions he has with different cultures in both locations.
Both of these places are tourist destinations, making Rutizer’s role as a representative of our city all the more important. In fact, he finds that many of the questions people have in these two areas don’t even pertain to parking. Most of the time, he serves as an unofficial tour guide, giving directions and pointing out destinations.
Rutizer also loves helping people understand the signs. Not fully reading the signs is the most common parking violation he sees, and even though confused drivers can tweet or Facebook message the PPA with a question, Rutizer is on-the-ground and ready to help.
“When they made up these signs, it was hard to fit every little detail where people can see [it],” Rutizer laments, adding, “I had a woman this morning who only saw the middle of the sign where it said ‘1 hour parking,’ but she didn’t see the top where it said ‘truck loading only.’”
After hearing him speak so positively about his experiences, you’d never guess that working as a PEO didn’t always come easily to Rutizer. A sensitive person, he found that being a PEO took a bit of adjustment.
However he does admit, “People are gonna scream at you, but I just take it with a grain of salt.” Usually apologizing and explaining that it’s part of his duty goes a long way to appease angry people.
At first he took to heart all the backlash and criticism from those he ticketed. He quickly found that it’s all in your mindset and attitude. Treating everyone with respect and keeping a positive, upbeat outlook no matter the situation really makes all the difference.
He explains that a positive patrolling experience begins with first impressions.
“People see that first impression of a PEO…You want to be nice to people so they respect you out there,” adding, “It’s helped me out every day that I’ve worked this job.”
Rutizer operates under a “get what you give” mentality when on duty, saying, “There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like you because you’re issuing them a ticket…but you just have to do your best and go that extra effort.”
He truly believes that at the end of the day, “If you don’t love this job, you’re not going to be able to go out there and interact nicely with people.” For him, the eight-hour workday goes by in no time at all.
Please be advised that the PPA has changed the meeting time for the August Regular Board Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Authority’s headquarters, 701 Market Street, Suite 5400, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The Board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority will hold a special meeting Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Authority’s headquarters, 701 Market Street, Suite 5400, Philadelphia, PA19106.
Please be advised that the PPA has changed the meeting time for the July Regular Board Meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Authority’s headquarters, 701 Market Street, Suite 5400, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority is seeking proposals from professional architectural firms for services that include but are not limited to consulting and design, including construction phase services, for miscellaneous projects at various PPA facilities on an on-call basis.
Please see the below attachments for more information.