Philadelphia Parking Authority Relaxes Parking Rules to Accommodate More Drivers Due to SEPTA Strike

Ten bucks for 10 hours.

That’s the main deal that the Philadelphia Parking authority is offering drivers as the SEPTA strike has forced thousands of commuters to find different ways to get to work and school in Philadelphia.

The PPA began offering parking at some authority-run garages (click here for the list) in Center City for $10 for 10 hours during SEPTA’s strike, which began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and caused the stoppage of all city SEPTA bus, trolley and subways lines.

The PPA said that bus zones can be used to drop-off and pick-up passengers but that vehicles can’t be left unattended.

They also will not ticket in Residential Permit Parking zones from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will give one-hour grace periods on expired meters to give drivers additional time to get back to their cars.

The PPA also will allow parking without limit on certain streets (click here for list).

But, the PPA will tow/impound any vehicles parked along Broad Street from Spring Garden to South streets during the street.

All other parking enforcement will go on as normal during the SEPTA strike.

As always, check for marked signs or ask a PPA employee if you are unsure about parking in a certain place.

$10-for-10 Parking Lots

  • Autopark at Market Street East - Entrance on 10th Street between Arch and Filbert Streets
  • Parkade on 8th - Entrances on 8th Street between Arch and Filbert and on Arch Street east of 8th Street and west of 8th Street
  • Autopark at Jefferson - Entrance on 10th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets
  • Autopark at Independence Mall - Entrances on 5th and 6th Streets between Market and Arch Streets
  • Autopark at Old City - Entrances on Front and 2nd Streets between Chestnut and Walnut Streets
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