An AP story says the Philadelphia Parking Authority is a magnet for patronage. What other breath taking news are they about to uncover? Bears crap in the woods, the sun rises in the east and George W. Bush is a warmonger? Next thing you know we're find out the Turnpike Commission is a mess and that health insurance companies are dumping millions of bucks in Harrisburg to lobby against health care reform!
The state took over the Parking Authority and has failed to clean up this infamous agency. Going to Center City is a pain because parking runs you $18 regardless, it seems, if you're spending 1-2 hours somewhere or all day. I simply make sure I have $20 set aside for the sharks in those parking booths at the garages. It's a lot of money for parking and now we're finding out the Parking Authority has doubled its staff while its monetary contributions to the City have remained steady. This in spite of an increase in revenue of 54% since 2001.