The Week in Parking

The PPA is cutting costs and making money, but not everyone’s happy about it

Plus the parking tweets of the week

Yes parking

Yes parking

Shannon Wink

In the year since the Philadelphia Parking Authority brought on Interim Executive Director Clarena Tolson, it’s cost-cutting and efficiency reforms are actually … working. And not just financially.

New policies prohibit nepotism and limit comp time and vacation accruals. That’s right, no more carrying over 150(!) vacation days. Also — for the first time ever — the PPA now lists its job openings on its website. Welcome to the 20th century, guys.

But of course there’s a catch here. Because you can’t drop a Democrat interim ED into an agency long controlled by Republicans, cut a bunch of comp time and not have some tension. As PlanPhilly explains, it’s complicated.

Parking posts of the week

Whatever the opposite of “pave paradise and put up a parking lot” is

They're starting to build Schuylkill Yards aka what used to be our parking lot.

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Thanks, God!

Wissinoming: Where the SEALs train

South Street: Never the same, always consistent

Never stop improving

Never doubt yourself

And park like nobody’s watching

 

 

 

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