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Philly Parking Authority seeks rate hike for city meters; proceeds destined for schools

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

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Parking meter rates could be going up in Philadelphia — and no one testified against the idea at a City Council hearing.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority already has authorization to increase rates by 50 cents an hour in the core of Center City, but has not yet implemented those increases. The bill approved Monday by a City Council committee would give it the power to increase parking meter and kiosk rates 50 cents an hour in the rest of Philadelphia.

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