Will the Philadelphia Parking Authority Crack Down on Ride Sharing Giants?

The Parking Authority says regulating services like Uber and Lyft is a top priority.

It’s a muggy Tuesday night when a Lyft driver pulls up beside Ron Blount and his cab parked in the taxi stand at 18th and Cherry streets.

“Are you Jennifer?,” the Lyft driver calls to me from inside his silver SUV.

Blount, the head of the Unified Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, says this happens all evening despite the Philadelphia Parking Authority mandate designating taxi stands as an area only for cabs.

“It is like it is a joke,” he said.

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