State police ticketed at least 16 drivers and gave another dozen warnings on the first day of the airport parking crackdown at Philadelphia International Airport, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
People are notorious for pulling over and parking on the shoulder of the I-95 ramp that leads right into the airport. They sit there waiting for that call from a friend or family member arriving at baggage claim. It's easier (and cheaper) than pulling into short-term parking. And the city's solution to the problem -- a free cell phone parking lot -- just hasn't worked. It's not easy to find and people complain that they get lost on the way out.
PennDot put up 33 signs along the north and southbound I-95 ramps Monday. They tell you not to stop, but to make your way over to the Park and Ride lot on Bartram Avenue.
The fines for parking along the ramp are hefty -- up to $134.