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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 todos. Entre los artistas están Jay-Z en persona; Meek Mill, hijo querido de Filadelfia; Zedd, genio de la EDM, y muchos más.

Ahora, hablemos de los parqueos:

Para estas festividades, se espera que más de 80,000 personas acudan al Franklin Parkway. Afortunadamente, los lugares de parqueo, entre ellos Gateway Garage, 19th and Callowhill y el Family Courthouse Garage, están a una corta distancia a pie de la zona del festival. Para una experiencia sin estrés durante las actividades, estacione su carro en uno de nuestros espacios.

Si se parquea en un lugar con parquímetro, no necesita regresar a él a toda prisa para recargar dinero. Solo tiene que descargar meterUP, nuestra aplicación de pago móvil. De esta manera, puede agregar tiempo adicional desde su teléfono inteligente y recibir una alerta cuando la recarga de tiempo esté a punto de vencer. ¡Todo ello gracias a la tecnología!

Para enterarse de las opciones económicas que se ofrecen en la zona, consulte las tarifas de estacionamiento que le presentamos a continuación y, si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros a través de Twitter o Facebook.

P.D.

El lunes, 3 de septiembre, se suspenden tanto el pago de parquímetros como la necesidad del Permiso de Estacionamiento de Residente en las zonas residenciales. ¡Feliz Día del Trabajo, Filadelfia!

PARQUEO DE FAMILY COURTHOUSE

1503-11 Arch St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tarifas:

  • Hasta media hora: $6.00
  • Hasta 1 hora: $13.00
  • Hasta 1.5 horas: $19.00
  • Hasta 2 horas: $25.00
  • Hasta 12 horas: $27.00
  • Hasta 24 horas: $29.00
  • Fines de semana: $11.00 (tarifa única por día)

PARQUEO PHILADELPHIA GATEWAY

1540 Vine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tarifas:

  • Hasta 20 minutos: $3.00
  • Cada 20 minutos adicionales (o fracción): $3.00
  • Hasta 10 horas: $16.00
  • Más de 10 horas: $20.00
  • Tarifa de noche (entrando después de las 5 p.m., saliendo antes de las 9 a.m.): $5.00
  • Fines de semana (tarifa única por día): $7.00

PARQUEO ESQUINA DE LAS CALLES 19 Y CALLOWHILL

1901 Callowhill St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tarifas:

  • Hasta 1 hora: $6.00
  • Hasta 2 horas: $11.00
  • Hasta 12 horas: $17.00
  • Hasta 24 horas: $12.00
  • Fines de semana: $12.00 (tarifa única por día)
  • Noche (entrando después de las 5 p.m., saliendo antes de las 9 a.m.): $9.00

Foto por Made in America cortesía de Visit Philadelphia

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PPA’s Statement on City Controller’s Audit Announcement

 

“While we have implemented almost all of the Auditor General’s recommendations and have recently gone through a comprehensive internal financial and operational examination by the independent International Parking Institute, that resulted in our receiving an accreditation ‘with distinction’, we look forward to working with the City Controller to continue making the PPA more efficient and customer-friendly. The PPA is committed to providing the best customer service possible by employing best industry practices and the latest technological advances.”  — PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri.

Below is a link to information about the PPA’s accreditation by the International Parking Institute:

The PPA won accreditation through the IPI’s Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program, a certification for parking organizations that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence. APO recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability, safety, and security.

In order to receive the IPI’s accreditation, “An organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of 250 criteria in 14 categories related to industry best practices. To achieve the APO with Distinction, an additional set of criteria must be met.”

http://www.philapark.org/2018/06/philadelphia-parking-authority-receives-accreditation-with-distinction-from-the-international-parking-institute/

 

 

 

 

 

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Philadelphia Parking Authority Receives Accreditation “with Distinction” from the International Parking Institute

Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) Executive Director Scott Petri announced that the PPA received accreditation “with distinction” from the International Parking Institute (IPI) at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida today. The IPI also highlighted three of the PPA’s garages for a “premier” rating.

“After an in-depth and thorough examination of our overall internal and external operations, and after many months of making changes to improve our overall operation and efficiencies, we are thrilled the IPI has accredited the PPA. While it was no easy task acquiring the accreditation, the many months of hard work and long hours have now paid off. We will wear this new accreditation as a badge of honor and as added incentive to continue making improvements,” Petri said.

The PPA won accreditation through the IPI’s Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program, a certification for parking organizations that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence. APO recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability, safety, and security.

According to the IPI, in order to receive their accreditation, “an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of 250 criteria in 14 categories related to industry best practices. To achieve the APO with Distinction, an additional set of criteria must be met.”

“Today is a turning point in our efforts to reform the PPA and put us on the right track. We are committed to continuing our reform efforts and making the PPA more efficient, cost-effective while providing our customers – the general public – the best customer service possible,” Petri said.

 

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The Dangers of Leaving A Child Unattended In A Hot Car

You just can’t beat a summer in Philly. Think about it: Ballpark hot dogs and running the bases with the kids at Citizens Bank Park make summer feel right. But there is one thing you can beat: car seats in the heat.

Each year, an average of 37 children die from being left in a hot car by a parent or caregiver. Far too often, parents or caregivers get into a routine and fail to remember their most precious cargo: their child. This has been a seasonal epidemic since 1990. More than 600 children have passed away from being trapped in a hot car ever since.

Leaving a child in a car is no joke. It can lead to heat stroke, brain damage and in extreme cases, death. Car interiors can be up to 40 degrees hotter than outside temperatures. Combine that with an infant’s body temperature, which rises three times faster than an adult’s. This is not something to take lightly.

The biggest mistake anyone can make is thinking it won’t happen to them or their children. Stay up to date with these major keys to keeping children safe in an automobile.

Major Keys for Keeping Your Child Safe:

  • Never leave a child in a car alone, even if the windows are cracked or you are just running into the gas station to pay.
  • Keep car keys out of the reach of children.
  • Place your bag/briefcase in the back of your seat so you have to look in the back seat before getting out.
  • Teach children not to play in or around vehicles and to alert an adult when a child is playing in a vehicle without supervision.
  • Ensure your children understand the dangers of trunk and automobile entrapment (suffocation, heat stroke, and hypothermia)
  • Take advantage of smart technology. Sense A Life is a sensory alert system for mobile devices that will alert you if you are reach a certain distance from your child in an automobile.

For more information how to keep your family safe in the car during the hot summer season, click here.  

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Where to Park for the Welcome America Festival

Philadelphia is still on one heck of a roll. From a Super Bowl win to Villanova bringing in another trophy to the Sixers bringing us a playoff berth, Philadelphia has never been a more fun place to visit.

The good times will continue as Philadelphia welcomes back Wawa Welcome America with a FREE week-long festival to celebrate the country’s diverse history. And yes, that means free hoagies, too!

What You Need to Know:

If there’s one thing Philly does right, it’s knowing how to throw a party and host an event. We may not be greasing the poles this time, but we are celebrating our unique culture with talented individuals on stage in our nation’s birthplace.

This week-long festival isn’t just a one-stop shop. From June 28th to July 4th, Welcome America hosts more than 50 events to keep you and your loved ones entertained throughout the celebration.

On July 4th, international icons Pitbull and Heather Headley, along with the Philly Pops Big Band, take the stage and end with a bang. Literally.   

Produced by Pyrotecnico and Comcast, Welcome America will host the largest firework show to date. Time to gear up and make sure you know where you’re parking for the big bash!

Parking for The Big Bash:

Since Philadelphia expects more than 25,000 people for the festivities, it’s important you find a prime parking spot. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with three conveniently located parking facilities so you can enjoy the holiday without stress.

Psst: By the way, we won’t be enforcing kiosks, meters or time limits on residential blocks on July 4th.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook with any questions!

FAMILY COURTHOUSE GARAGE

1503-11 Arch St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Rates:

  • Up to 1/2 hour: $6.00
  • Up to 1 hour: $13.00
  • Up to 1 1/2 hours: $19.00
  • Up to 2 hours: $25.00
  • Up to 12 hours: $27.00
  • Up to 24 hours: $29.00
  • Weekends: $11.00 (flat rate per day)          

PHILADELPHIA GATEWAY PARKING GARAGE

1540 Vine St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Rates:

  • Up to 20 minutes: $3.00
  • Each additional 20 minutes (or portion): $3.00
  • Up to 10 hours: $16.00
  • Over 10 hours: $20.00
  • Evening Rate (enter after 5 p.m., exit by 9 a.m.): $5.00
  • Weekend Rate (flat rate per day): $7.00

19TH & CALLOWHILL STREET LOT

1901 Callowhill St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour: $6.00
  • Up to 2 hours: $11.00
  • Up to 12 hours: $17.00
  • Up to 24 hours: $12.00
  • Weekends: $12.00 (flat rate per day)
  • Evening (enter after 5 p.m., exit by 9 a.m): $9.00

 

For additional information on parking restrictions and road closures during the festival, the below interactive map will come in handy:


 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: R. Myers for Visit Philadelphia

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Where to Park for Screening Under The Stars

Calling all movie buffs: Every Thursday in July and August at 8:30 p.m., one of Philadelphia’s leading FREE summer activities hits the waterfront with Screening Under the Stars at Penn’s Landing. With a wide range of blockbuster hits for people of all ages, you’ll want to grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to the waterfront for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Oh yeah: Not only are these movie screenings free, but you can also bring your own snacks! This is definitely not your typical movie theater. Check out the lineup of films playing during Screening Under the Stars below:

JULY 5: JUSTICE LEAGUE

JULY 12: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE     

JULY 19: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III

JULY 26: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

AUGUST 2: AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER   

AUGUST 9: BLACK PANTHER

AUGUST 16: A WRINKLE IN TIME

AUGUST 23: COCO

AUGUST 30: DESPICABLE ME 3

Now, onto parking:

If you plan on getting solid seating in front of the big screen, you should know the best parking options for you and your crew.  Fortunately, we offer two convenient parking locations nearby. The Independence Mall Autopark offers a $10.00 flat rate after 5 p.m. Additionally, the Olde City AutoPark is just a few blocks away from the screen on the waterfront.

Don’t forget:
If you plan to park at a meter instead of one of our garages, be sure to download meterUP and pay for parking from your phone. With meterUP, you can feed the meter from your seat instead of having to miss the movie—or even worse—get a ticket! Head here to download our mobile payment app.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter. We’re here to help!

 

Photo by Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

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