Parking about to get more expensive in Center City Philly

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In an effort to keep its prices on parwith private parking garages and encourage more turnover, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will raise the prices on many of its garages and lots, some jumping by a dollar or two for the first hour.

Monthly rates are expected to increase by about $5 to $10 dollars.

Initially introduced by ousted PPA chief Vince Fenerty, the board approved the rate hikes on Thursday and they will go into effect on Nov. 1.

“Costs to operate these facilities, the cost to maintain them, continue to escalate,” acting chief Rick Dickson toldCBS Philly. “We have to make sure they’re self-funding. We don’t have any other revenue source to pay the bills.”

The PPAauthorized rate increases at eight agency-operatedCenter City lots and garages, asccording to reports fromPlanPhilly.

Second and Sansom:One hour: $8 (unchanged);24 hours: $20.50 to $22;Monthly: $210 raised to $215.

Independence Mall:One hour: $8 (unchanged);24 hours: $20.50 to $22;Monthly: $226 raised to $230.
801 Filbert:One hour: from $7 to $9;24 hours:$20.50 to $22;Monthly: $190 raisedto $200.
Eighth & Chestnut:One hour: from $10.50 to $12;24 hours: $23 to $25;Monthly:$215 raised to $225.
Gallery:One hour: from $4 to $5;24 hours: $20.50 to $22;Monthly: $210 raised to $215.
10th & Ludlow:One hour: from $12.50 to $13;24 hours:$23 to $24;Monthly: $231 raisedto $240.
Family Court:One hour: from $11.50 to $13;24 hours: $28 (unchanged); Monthly: $333 raised to $335.
19th & Callowhill:One hour: $6 (unchanged);24 hours: $18.50 to $19;Monthly: $185 raised to $190.

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