An SUV with a Google Maps sticker in Philadelphia caught the eye of a security researcher this week. He exposed an unusual surveillance scheme.
A South African woman was tricked into handing her keys over to a car thief in Center City, Philadelphia, according to NBC10. Madeline Vaneck, who is in the U.S. on business, said a man posing as a valet handed her a ticket when she entered the parking garage. She handed him her keys and he took off with her 2013 Toyota RAV4.
When we say the worst of Hurricane Sandy has passed, we're only talking about the weather phenomena; the depth of the storm's other impacts will take time to measure. Many of the estimated 4,751 car dealers in the states affected by Sandy spent the run-up to the storm moving their inventory to high ground if possible and bracing their dealerships for the storm. Many had already been through Hurricane Irene had some practice, but, as one dealer said, the water levels before Sandy hit were already
Car sharing service Zipcar still isn't making any profits but that isn't stopping them from expanding. The company is pumping up its presence in Philadelphia by 20 percent. Since the city awarded Zipcar a contract to provide its service to city employees, 20 departments and 250 employees have signed up. The expansion will see a number of new cars added to the local fleet including a doubling of the number of Priuses available at $6 / hour. Ten more locations will be added within the city, making
The southeastern Pennsylvania area is about to get a whole heap of fresh public transportation options. SEPTA, the local transportation authority, announced this week that it will expand or enhance 65 "transportation options" in the coming months, with most of these changes happening in September and October. This will be the largest expansion of "public transportation service" in SEPTA's history. You can probably guess why the expansions are coming: people are moving to public transportation in
The city of Philadelphia has found a new way to cut expenses by eliminating vehicles from its city fleet. However, many city employees still need to get around sometimes. They've decided adopt the car-sharing model and they put out a request for bids. It's been announced that ZipCar has been awarded a new contract to provide car-sharing services for municipal employees. Philadelphia has already eliminated 330 vehicles from its fleet over the last 4 years and this new deal will expand on that. Th
With 110 vehicles - incuding 20 Priuses - now available for rental by the hour, Zipcar started service in Philadelphia this week. Haven't heard of Zipcar? Then you must be new here. Welcome, and here's what you need to know about car sharing, which allows city dwellers to rent a car when they need one and pay an hourly rate (around $10 plus a membership fee) instead of a daily rate.
You hear it and figure it must be some kind of urban legend. A truck driver makes a wrong turn and ends up with a $17,000 ticket. Well, it's actually not true. Truck driver William Carroll got lost in the suburbs around Philadelphia and when he got pulled over the ticket was actually for $17,751.50. Philadelphia's NBC 10 looked into the story and found it to be totally legit, if not tragically sad.
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