City denies Ride the Ducks plan for Schuylkill

    The City of Philadelphia has denied a contract to Ride the Ducks for tours that would take the amphibious vehicles into the Schuylkill River.


    Mayor Michael Nutter said in a release: “The city has fully reviewed Ride the Ducks proposal for the Schuylkill River and does not feel that it meets the city’s standards for operation.”

    Ride the Ducks was the only company to submit a proposal.

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    The decision not to award a contract was made collectively by the Managing Director’s Office, Office of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Office of Economic Opportunity, Commerce Department and Planning Commission with input from Finance, Law and Risk Management.

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