Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R., Centre) said Sunday he plans to introduce legislation that would privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority, generating what he said would be more money for city schools.

In an email sent to fellow senators, Corman said a privately operated parking authority would "become a much more valuable asset to the public and the Philadelphia School District by having the authority's commercial practices run by an actual business operator."

A portion of PPA profits already are sent to the school district, but Corman said he believed those profits could increase under new management. He did not offer specifics in his email.

PPA representatives could not be reached for comment Sunday night.

- Chris Palmer