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Free Parking Options For Vehicles With Residential Parking Permit

At September 10, 2015 LSNA community meeting regarding the Papal visit, residents of Logan Square asked City officials for no cost options for parking during the restricted times around the Papal visit. The City listened and have announced two additional no cost options for vehicles with Residential Parking Permits. These options are in addition to the free parking that will be available at 1600 Pattison Ave. Below are details from the Philadelphia Parking Authority web site (http://www.philapark.org/2015/09/the-papal-visit-what-the-ppa-is-doing/). Also below/attached is copy of a flyer that is being placed on vehicles in the restricted zone.

Option 1:

To address the needs of Philadelphia residents, we will pre-sell spaces in designated garages for residents to park their vehicles. The cost is $20 and allows vehicles to park in our garages beginning Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m., through Monday September 28. However, if the vehicle has a current, valid Residential Parking Permit, the $20.00 fee will be waived.  After a vehicle has entered, it will not be permitted to leave until traffic restrictions are lifted on Monday, September 28.

Garage Locations:

Residents who purchase a parking space in one of our garages will be issued a placard which will exempt their vehicle from towing until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. Residents who pre-purchased a space can begin parking in our garages on Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Option 2:

Residents of Residential Permit Parking Districts 1 (Rittenhouse Square), 4 (Washington Square West), 5 (Society Hill), 6 (Logan Square), and 10 (Chinatown), may park on posted Residential Permit Parking blocks in any district from Sunday, September 20, 2015 until 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Note: This is only available for residents who have a current permit from their Permit Parking District. Additionally, this will only apply to posted permit parking blocks and does not permit vehicles to be parked in violation of other parking rules.

People with questions may call 215-222-9100 and select option 2.  esidents 

Synopsis Of Meeting Regarding Papal Visit
Residents and members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association were invited to attend a meeting with city officials, the secret service and representatives of the World Meeting of Families to discuss the effects of the upcoming Papal visit on the Logan Square community .

The meeting was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul on Thursday, September 10.  A synopsis of the meeting is available in PDF format at the following link:


A video of the meeting is also available at the following link:





Community Meeting for Papal Visit
 COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AND THE PAPAL VISIT
 
                        DATE:            THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
                        TIME:             7:00 PM
                        LOCATION:  CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER & PAUL -1723 Race St.
                                               
 
RESIDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE LOGAN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR PLANS FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AND THE PAPAL VISIT SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE EVENTS IN LOGAN SQUARE AND ON THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY. A QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM WILL BE PART OF THE MEETING.

AGENDA

LSNA COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES & PAPAL VISIT

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:00pm
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

7:00 pm: Introduction (Drew Murray; President, Logan Square Neighborhood Association)

7:10 pm Welcome (Fr. Dennis Gill; Pastor, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul)

7:20 pm Presentation of WMOF & Papal Events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in the Logan Square Neighborhood (Bob Ciaruffoli; President, WMOF)

7:40 pm Secret Service Presentation on Resident and Visitor Safety (Agent David Beach; United States Secret Service)

8:00 pm City of Philadelphia Presentation on Residential Access, Parking, City Services, Communication and Medical Needs (Everett Gillison; Chief of Staff & Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Deputy Mayor, City of Philadelphia)
(Samantha Phillips; Deputy Managing Director; Director of Emergency
Management City of Philadelphia)

8:20 pm Question & Answer Forum

9:00 pm Adjourn


Mayors Office Releases Preliminary Transportation Details 

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, September 22-25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, September 26-27, 2015.

Septa, Patco, and NJ Transit will be running on modified schedules and some routes will not run at all. Please see the following link issued by the Philadelphia Mayors Office for more details on transportation changes.


Vatican Releases Schedule For Papal Visit To US
Below is a schedule of Pope Francis's US trip released by the Vatican.




Septa Announces Availability of One Day Passes for Regional Rail Travel for September 26 and 27

The regional rail authority, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), announced this week that one-day passes for Regional Rail travel during the papal visit will go on sale next Monday, July 20, at 9 a.m. There are a limited number of tickets available for each station. These passes are necessary in order to ride the Regional Rail on Saturday September 26 through Sunday September 27.

Please note that tickets sold as part of the World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 Congress are valid and ticket holders are encouraged to visit SEPTA's booth at the Convention Center to indicate their stations and time slots for Saturday and Sunday.

To learn more, including a list of the limited stations which will be open during the weekend of September 25-26, please reference the links below and visit  SEPTA.org

Please direct your calls or inquiries regarding SEPTA's plans to the SEPTA website.






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Sep 14, 2015, 5:27 AM
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