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    • Auto showroom

June 20: Councilmembers pushing PPA audit | Eastwick homes sinking | State water usage fee

Councilmembers Helen Gym and David Oh introduced a motion asking Controller Alan Butkovitz to audit the PPA for the first time since 2009 in Council's last session, but a majority of…

    • Bourse rendering

February 3: Kenney appointing Complete Streets Commissioner | Papal parking | MRP's Bourse plans

Jim Kenney is creating a Complete Streets Commissioner position to advocate for multimodal design in street planning, reports Holly Otterbein, remarking on how quickly local transportation politics seem to have tilted…

    • Taxi regulation

October 12: PPA backs statewide Uber regs | Parker Spruce Hotel makeover | Keeping Philly 'weird'

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is now supporting a bill that would establish statewide regulations for Uber, Lyft, and other "transportation network companies," reports Melissa Daniels. Prior iterations had exempted Philadelphia, with…

    • Accessible Taxi

Parking Authority hears dueling remarks on wheelchair accessibility rule

Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting was a pretty staid affair, with a few updates on issues we've been tracking. Earlier this year, the PPA proposed a rulemaking order (126-11)…

    • Residential parking permit, Philadelphia Parking Authority

Center City has more parking permits than parking spaces, and other fun parking findings

Center City resident William West has been busy the past few months collecting information from the Philadelphia Parking Authority about the on-street parking system and blogging the results at his site…

    • Taxi

Philly taxi medallion values still searching for the bottom

Monday, Tom MacDonald at Newsworks reported that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has radically reduced the minimum bid for new taxi medallions to just $50,000.  For those who need a refresher, at its first…

    • Perelman Center

January 22: Katz for Mayor? | Uber data | Spoke Mag release | Lit Bros billboard

Patrick Kerkstra thinks Ken Trujillo's exit from the 2015 campaign has made a Sam Katz run more likely. The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority's new report says Philadelphia has only 47…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

The top five Philly planning politics fights of 2014

2010 WHARTON (AND THE WHOLE SLEW OF OCF REALTY DEVELOPMENTS IN POINT BREEZE) Let’s take the most obvious one first. The 2nd District City Council primary contest between the incumbent Councilman…

    • George Matysik

City Council candidate: Give the PPA back to Philly

At-large City Council candidate George Matysik recently released one of the first issue white papers of the 2015 campaign, introducing some outside-the-box education ideas. Matysik, 33, is currently the government relations…

    • Philadelphia Taxi

PPA Deputy Director: Philly's taxi medallion system doesn't do what supporters say it does

One issue I wanted to understand better going into last Wednesday's meeting between Philadelphia Parking Authority regulators and bloggers covering the Uber X saga was whether Philadelphia's taxi medallion system is…

    • Delaware Power Station

October 31: Delaware Power Station's future | Road diets and safety | Philly ride-share carve-out | Street map wood cuts

The race for the PA Supreme Court vacancy is all set to heat up after Election Day on Tuesday, in the wake of Seamus McCaffrey's resignation. Nine judges are vying for…

    • Uber Jihad

October 30: Squaring Logan Circle | IRS ped plaza | Philly's "European style" | Monkey Parking fight

Is it time to square Logan Circle? Greg Heller argues that we should celebrate the Ben Franklin Parkway's 100th birthday by rescuing Logan Circle from its current status as a traffic…

    • Philadelphia Parking Authority

Interview: PPA's James Ney on Uber X, the insurance bankruptcy, and Philly taxi politics

After Tuesday morning's PPA board meeting we caught up with James Ney, the director of PPA's Taxicab & Limousine Division, to discuss the various controversies that have embroiled Philly's taxi market…

    • All City Taxi

Audio: PA Taxi Association president compares Uber X to ISIS terrorists

Yesterday morning's Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting - the first since Uber X began operating in defiance of Philly's taxi regulator last Friday - was a pretty staid affair after some…

    • Century 21

October 23: Tangled titles | Failed taxi auction | Century 21 opens | Automating SEPTA

Nobody bid on the new $475,000 medallions at PPA's first auction for wheelchair-accessible taxi licenses. Paul Nussbaum reminds us that taxi medallions (which ration the privilege to drive a for-hire vehicle…

    • Finnegan's Wake

September 23: Tom Wolf on cities | Cigarette tax passes House | Philly rents flat | Uber introduces wheelchair-accessible vehicles

The two candidates for Pennsylvania governor sparred last night in the first debate of the general election. For some reason land use has failed to heat up as a major campaign…

    • Spring Garden St pop-up greenway

Sept 22: Uber carve-out proposed for Philly | L (-) I | Mark Headd to Syracuse | History of Spring Garden St

Get ready for a good old-fashioned business vs. business political scrap. Paul Nussbaum reports that some (unnamed) lawmakers and Parking Authority officials want to carve Philadelphia out of the state bill…

    • Illegal parking

Map: Which police districts issue the most sidewalk parking tickets

Parking on the sidewalk in the pedestrian right of way is illegal, but the practice is pretty common in places like South Philly and other areas where police don't enforce the…

    • Seattle woonerf

August 29: Girard's mid-rise debut | Mystery "major changes" for Market East | Progressive street designs | Doc's regrets

Randy LoBasso says the Parking Authority issued 12,538 tickets in the past year for parking on the sidewalk. Unhelpfully, the data PPA provided Philly Weekly doesn't distinguish between violations by…

    • Philadelphia Parking Authority Garage - 8th and Filbert

August 26: Waterfront "ski lodge" pop-up | Yelp for landlords | Political setback for driverless cars | Parking garage makeover

Terrible landlord stories are a dime a dozen, but a new site, Whose Your Landlord, created by Temple grad Ofo Ezeugwu could help make things better by empowering tenants to rate…

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