It appears drivers in Philadelphia are following the city's parking rules, resulting in fewer parking tickets issued by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and less in revenue.
The agency on Tuesday released its budget and says it expects a $4 million decline in revenue as a result of fewer tickets and more drivers following the rules.
In a statement, PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said the decrease in revenue is due to fewer drivers breaking parking laws coupled with new parking kiosks, which make it easier for drivers to follow the rules by paying with credit cards instead of cash.
"Additionally, a new notification system has been established for those who get tickets," the statement read. "Instead of a late-payment penalty being imposed after 15 days, a warning letter is issued instead at that point. The penalty comes 10 days after that."
Fenerty says the goal of any parking enforcement program is to have drivers comply with parking regulations.
"Lower revenue from fines is the result of better compliance by the public."
Tonight look for cloudy and foggy skies with spotty showers N&W. Lows in the 50s.
Our next cold front comes through tomorrow, with rain, in the morning and then especially Friday evening. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. Stay tuned!