The cost to park at the Philadelphia Parking Authority-owned lots at SEPTA Regional Rail stations in the city increased from $1 to $2 Wednesday.

PPA spokesman Martin O'Rourke said the increase was the first in 12 years.

The parking fee at SEPTA station lots outside the city remains at $1.

The PPA operates the lots at SEPTA's Torresdale, Fox Chase Rail and Fern Rock stations.