A new city law allows drivers to prepay one hour before muni-meters go into effect so that they don’t have to sit in their cars watching the clock tick.
Councilman David Greenfield is proposing that the meters not be enforced whenever alternate-side parking rules are suspended for snow.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the city’s Department of Transportation has agreed to reprogram every muni-meter in the city over the coming months to accept payments an hour before they go into service.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has partnered with the city Department of Transportation for an effort to distribute receipt holders for those who park using Muni meters.
Drivers are being urged to be careful when using a credit or debit card at muni-meters following reports of people claiming their cards were compromised after using the machines.
Under the measure, the city’s 13,000 Muni Meters would be required to deactivate when parking rules are not in effect or when receipt paper is not available.
How would you like to feed the meter without going outside?
Parking in the city can be an exercise in frustration and costly. The City Council is holding a hearing on how to improve street parking and reduce the number of nuisance tickets.
Two City Council members joined business leaders from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx Sunday to speak out against a proposed 25-cent parking meter hike.