February 26, 2020
In episode 7 of the PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” Scott Petri sits down with longtime PPA employee, Scott Rutizer. Formerly a Parking Enforcement Officer, Scott Rutizer is known for his infectious kind demeanor and positive outlook. After spending years walking the beat as a Parking Enforcement Officer, Scott recently transferred to the PPA’s meter department, where he assists citizens reporting defective parking meters.
February 5, 2020
For episode 6 of the PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” Scott Petri sits down with local urbanist and Philadelphia 3.0 Director of Engagement, Jon Geeting, to discuss the effectiveness and feasibility of dynamic on-street parking rates along with additional policies that could potentially improve traffic flow.
January 3, 2020
For the fifth PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri, sat down with 40-year PPA veteran, Rocco Morrotto, to discuss the benefits of parking at our seven Center City parking garages. Psst --- they have the cheapest rates in the city.
December 16, 2019
For the fourth PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri, sat down with 13-year Parking Enforcement Officer veteran, James Simmons. Topics discussed included tips on avoiding parking tickets, the overall role of Parking Enforcement Officers, and the difficult job officers are tasked with.
October 19, 2019
In the third episode of the Petri Dish, Scott Petri discusses the installation of new Pay-By-Plate parking kiosks with our On-Street Project Manager, Brendon Crowther. With the new Pay-By-Plate parking kiosks, customers will no longer have to place a receipt on their vehicle's dashboard. Instead, our Parking Enforcement Officers will verify payment by referencing the license plate numbers of parked vehicles.
June 18, 2019
In the second episode of the PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” our Philadelphia International Airport Parking Operations is the main discussion topic. PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri, sits down with members of our airport operations staff, Frank Ragozzino and Pam Evans, to discuss the convenience provided to the traveling public by our airport parking facilities.
May 23, 2019
For the first PPA Podcast, “The Petri Dish,” ADA Accessibility to cabs and transportation network companies (more commonly known as Uber and Lyft) is the main discussion topic. PPA Executive Director, Scott Petri, sits down with Taxi & Limousine Division directors, Bill Schmid and Christine Kirlin, to discuss the current hurdles in regulating taxicabs and transportation network companies within Philadelphia.