anyone know what time the subway lines close? do most people have cars? i'll probably end up living in center city and parking is so expensive...(~$250/month)
If you live in Center city, and change your car registration to Philadelphia, you can apply for a residential parking pass, and park on the city streets (at metered spots) with the parking pass. I got mine and it was $65 for the first year, and I think $45 for every year after that. So not bad at all. To get the pass you need your lease, an update license with your new address, and a copy of your car registration registered to you new address.
You will probably never drive you car to Temple. No need with your location in CC. Take the broad street line to temple (Cecil B. Moore) (10 min train ride nice safe subway). The last train on weekdays from Cecil B. to CC is typically between midnight and 12:30.
buy the tokens $1.50 each, don't get the pass, don't get the cards. Its a waste of money, even the Temple reduced cost one. Do the math, you'll see buying the tokens costs so much less in the long run.