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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
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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
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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 scooter and motorcycle parking will help keep tickets at bay! With more than 40 scooter/motorcycle corrals spread throughout Philly, we want to ease any confusion you may have when it comes to parking in designated scooter/motorcycle
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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
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Behind the Scenes: PHL Airport Parking

When I was a child, I always enjoyed field trips. They got me out of school and if I was lucky enough, I learned a thing or two. When I learned that the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) operates the parking facilities at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), I decided to
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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