On June 25th, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) was awarded the Technology Innovation for Citizens Award by GovTech Magazine for reintroducing its mobile payment application, meterUP. In particular, this award is reserved for government entities that have utilized technology to improve service delivery, user experience and customer satisfaction. The PPA
PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2019) – A new study released today quantifies for the first time the economic cost of Philadelphia’s growing problem of traffic congestion. The report, completed by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions, Inc., finds that congestion within the
PHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Jim Kenney today continued progress toward the City’s Vision Zero goal of zero traffic deaths by 2030 by signing legislation to bring speed enforcement cameras along the 12 miles of Roosevelt Boulevard, between 9th Street and the city’s boundary with Bucks County. Cameras will be installed along this High Injury
For the first PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” ADA Accessibility to cabs and transportation network companies (more commonly known as Uber and Lyft) is the main discussion topic. PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri, sits down with Taxi & Limousine Division directors, Bill Schmid and Christine Kirlin, to discuss the current
Guest Post by Independence Visitor Center Corporation In many ways, the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop™ remains one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The service has been around since 1994, and hit its all-time high for ridership last year. Yet, there are still plenty of visitors and locals who are not aware of
May 2019: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.
What’s the main goal of meterUP? Simple: to help you avoid getting parking tickets. Aside from being able to make parking payments through your iPhone or Android phone, you can also extend your parking session if your meeting is running longer than expected, or if you plan on grabbing dessert
As PPA Plans Launch of New Kiosks, Widely Popular meterUP Mobile Payment Parking App Hits 300,000 Download Milestone
(PHILADELPHIA) The Philadelphia Parking Authority's hugely popular meterUP pay by cell parking app hit the 300,000 download milestone today. The meterUP app is available city-wide and can be used at over 8,000 coin-operated meters and 975 kiosks throughout the city. The continued success of meterUP comes as the PPA anticipates installing
April 2019: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.
2018 Accomplishments Corporate Governance Accredited with distinction by the International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI). Three (3) garages rated as premier – Parkade on 8th, Galleria Garage, and Family Court Garage. Delivered over $119 million to government entities. Reorganized the Engineering department, now known as Construction Management and Capital Projects and
March 2019: Board Meeting Round-Up On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Board met for its monthly meeting. The meeting agenda along with the Board approved motions can be found here.
At this time of the year many families are busy preparing for Proms and Graduations. A key part of your preparations may be making transportation arrangements. In that regard, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) wants to help safeguard your loved ones from illegal and unsafe limousine operators. Limousine carriers operating between