Speaking of parking...

newcomer's picture

Since when did a parking ticket jump from $26 to $36?? That's quite an increase -- especially since it increased from $21 to $26 not that long ago. Not to mention that the cost for parking at a center city meter has recently doubled.

The PPA is singlehandedly going to solve Philly's budgetary woes?

dan's picture

IIRC, since the state

IIRC, since the state takeover, the PPA money doesn't go to the city.

Has that changed?

newcomer's picture

I wasn't entirely serious.

I wasn't entirely serious. As I understand it, the city and the School District of Phila are supposed to get a percentage of the revenue but the PPA has not delivered.

nick-bug's picture

dan wrote:IIRC, since the

dan wrote:

IIRC, since the state takeover, the PPA money doesn't go to the city.

Has that changed?

Is that correct? I was under the impression that the PPA is controlled by the State (Republicans), but that the money still went to the Phila. schools &/or the Phila. general fund -- just that they never seem to have any profits to provide the schools or city (or, at least, they've never been able to provide as much money as they promised to the city &/or schools).

That is to say, I thought that the only thing that changed was who controlled the political patronage jobs...

neilpuck's picture

They could go up to $3.00

They could go up to $3.00 per hour soon. These revenue generators might be designed to promote more use of public transportation, but all it will do it convince people to avoid coming into the city for any reason (and thus not end up contributing to sales tax revenue etc). Penny wise, pound foolish.