Parking Meter Rates On The Rise In NYC

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — Drivers should grab some extra quarters if you plan on parking on the streets of New York Monday.

Thanks to new meter rate hikes, parking in Manhattan south of 86th Street increased from $2.50 to $3.00 per hour.

In locations where the rate is 25 cents for 20 minutes, drivers will only get 15 minutes.

However, some drivers will get a bit of a break because changing all those meters takes time.

The new rates won’t kick in up in the Bronx until March and Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn and Staten Island won’t start changing the meters in those boroughs until April.

Getting around the city, overall, has become more expensive. Last week, Metrocard prices rose for the third year in a row, bridges and tunnels tolls are up, fares on commuter rails have also increased and the cost of gasoline isn’t getting any cheaper. Now, the push is also on to hike the airport flat fare in taxis to $53 from $45.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports from near Penn Station

Outpacing inflation, transportation costs rose by more than 3 1/2 percent around New York last year, according to Labor Department stats.

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  • meter rate adjuster

    Still cheaper than most other big cities. Dont forget Chicago, they sold there meters to a private wall street firm and now the people are paying an almost 200% increase.

  • roy

    Leave it to king Bloomberg, he knows how to squeeze every penny from New Yorkers.

  • James Brandenstein

    I’m surprised you don’t see more city wide vandalism to parking meters .

  • CT

    It’s a no-win situation for the common people. Either ya get a mass transit price hike or ya get a parking meter hike. Oh, don’t count in the other costs yet.

  • CSI

    This is good. Less cars on the street. Or maybe not. We will just have people complaining about the prices rather.

    • DanTe

      I agree. Let’s raise the prices up so high, only the rich like Bloomberg can park. The poor can hike it.

      Dumb Arse.

  • BF

    This is bloombergs pricing plan revisited. He lost the plan to charge cars coming into NYC so the will bat them on the other end. Ha Ha.

  • oliver

    You can’t beat public transport.

  • moe

    its cheaper then downtown chicago.its 5 per hour now

  • Andrei

    What about places where it was 25 cents per 5 minutes 5 years ago? What is current rate for those places? 1 cent per a second?

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