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Scooter & Motorcycle Parking Update

Finding a common ground -- how do you do it? Well, you could start with a conversation, and that’s exactly what the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) and the Motorcycle and Scooter Coalition of Philadelphia did. For the past few months, the PPA and the Motorcycle and Scooter Coalition have had many
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Signs Explained: Reserved Parking for Disabled Persons

Signs: they’re everywhere, both figuratively and literally. Sometimes if you don’t read those signs, consequences will ensue. When it comes to parking, reading and understanding a sign is the difference between getting a parking ticket and remaining ticketless. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) would rather prevent parking tickets instead of issuing
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Temporarily Prohibit Parking While Moving

Moving is an exciting experience, but at the same time, it can be dreadful. Sure, it’s thrilling to move into a new environment, but lugging heavy furniture for hours on end isn’t one of life’s highlights. Combine that with the inevitable banging into walls, denting of furniture and of course,
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#TBT Olde City AutoPark

When you think Old City, a lot of things come to mind. If you’re a tourist, you might think of all the historic sites such as Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell. If you’re an art fan, you might flock to Old City for First Friday, a monthly event which
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The More You Know: Parking Signs Explained

On each block of Philly you’ll find something new. There’s restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, maybe even a street performer playing music that can be heard for blocks or serenading  passersby. It’s not just the culture and opportunities that change with each block; the parking rules do, too. As you’re taking a
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Doing Business with the PPA

The Contract Administration Department is the central purchasing contact for the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) for purchases over $25,000. Our goal is to acquire services, supplies and materials at the best value price that meets our needs while ensuring a fair and open process. We strive to accomplish this by
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#TBT AutoPark at Jefferson

It’s #TBT and the year is 1954. Elvis is flooding the airwaves, the forces of communism and capitalism are continuously butting heads, and greasers are jetting around in their new flip top convertibles. With Hound Dog blasting in the background, the new and hip flip tops were able to park
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How to Get a Disabled-Only Parking Pole

At the end of the day, most people just want to get home and relax. But, the quest for a parking spot after a long day’s work can be hectic and mentally draining. Countless circles around the block can seem like hours, and if you have a physical disability, walking
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PEO Spotlight: Antonio Menezes

The job of a PPA Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) requires a lot of patience and a liking for physical activity. PEOs wake up every morning knowing they’ll be insulted at least once a day for doing their job -- a job that requires eight hours of walking and yes -- at times
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PPA AutoPark Discounts

Philadelphia is a happening city with a vast history and an insatiable love for the arts. Combined with our vibrant culture, there’s no doubt Philly has a huge brag list. So---lets keep bragging. With a plethora of theaters and tourist attractions encompassing our city, there is always something to do. Whether
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