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New York - DOT Commissioner Announces Planned Parking Meter Rate Hike

Published on: May 17, 2018 09:00 AM
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New York - New York City’s already complicated parking meter rates are about to become even more confusing according to a plan outlined today by Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.

ABC News (https://7ny.tv/2IkxbgG) reported that Trottenberg made the announcement today while giving testimony before a City Council budget hearing.

The plan would further subdivide the city’s three parking zones into an even larger number, allowing for more flexibility that would greater match the area’s needs and, hopefully, ease traffic.

“The meters in heavily congested, transit rich Downtown Brooklyn are priced the same as those in less dense East New York,” said Trottenberg. “We think modest rate increases will promote turnover in commercial areas and have a positive effect on congestion as well.”

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The new plan is scheduled to go into effect before the end of the year and, in most areas, would include what Trottenberg described as a “modest” increase for a second hour of parking, in order to encourage drivers to move their cars more quickly.  Drivers parking south of 96th Street in Manhattan, however, would enjoy a discounted rate second hour rate.

Trottenberg defended the plan, saying that the rates charged at New York City’s 14,500 meters are relatively low when compared to other major cities, both in the United States and abroad.

Currently, drivers pay $3.50 an hour to park below 96th Street.  Parking from 96th Street to 110th Street is $1.50 an hour, while drivers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and those parking above 110th Street in Manhattan paying $1.00 per hour.



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 May 17, 2018 at 09:52 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Typical liberal raising taxes while getting and giving free placards to friends

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 May 17, 2018 at 11:52 AM The Professor Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Typical liberal raising taxes while getting and giving free placards to friends

Clearly, you never took any of my courses. The primary reason for congestion pricing is enacted not to reach into your pocket per se, but to encourage the use of public transportation and remove traffic from the streets. As the article points out, too much time is wasted by people who are circling for a long time looking for a spot - and some of them are "bessser menchen" like yourself who don't do subway because "ez pasht nisht." I would recommend a tiered scale for meters going in the other direction - with the total fee doubling every 15 minutes to discourage spot hogging and to encourage the use of public transportation (which is much less environmentally damaging per rider) than those who believe that driving to wherever as the sole passenger in a car is an entitlement mi'dioryso.

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 May 17, 2018 at 12:12 PM stamnamefortrump Says:

This should not even be a thing to begin with. We already pay a fortune in taxes we should be able to park in our own streets for free. This city is out of control

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 May 17, 2018 at 02:21 PM Wrong, prof. Says:

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The Professor Says:

Clearly, you never took any of my courses. The primary reason for congestion pricing is enacted not to reach into your pocket per se, but to encourage the use of public transportation and remove traffic from the streets. As the article points out, too much time is wasted by people who are circling for a long time looking for a spot - and some of them are "bessser menchen" like yourself who don't do subway because "ez pasht nisht." I would recommend a tiered scale for meters going in the other direction - with the total fee doubling every 15 minutes to discourage spot hogging and to encourage the use of public transportation (which is much less environmentally damaging per rider) than those who believe that driving to wherever as the sole passenger in a car is an entitlement mi'dioryso.

Congestion pricing might work when people pay. The system utterly fails when there is an upper class that does not pay or gets tickets that they can ignore. Have you not noticed the number of Pennsylvania plates in ethnic areas?

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 May 17, 2018 at 02:39 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

I suppose that in time this will be handled by a GPS connected to your easy-pass.

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 May 17, 2018 at 04:16 PM the Professor Says:

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Wrong, prof. Says:

Congestion pricing might work when people pay. The system utterly fails when there is an upper class that does not pay or gets tickets that they can ignore. Have you not noticed the number of Pennsylvania plates in ethnic areas?

Have you ever noticed the number of plates from places like Quebec, Ontario, and Florida in certain other ethnic areas? If the shoe fits, tie it!

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 May 17, 2018 at 07:56 PM Reply to PROF. Says:

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the Professor Says:

Have you ever noticed the number of plates from places like Quebec, Ontario, and Florida in certain other ethnic areas? If the shoe fits, tie it!

The comparison you made is not really valid. There have always been cars seemingly domiciled in NYC with out of state plates. I assume these people had a valid residence in another state and had some benefit such as lower insurance. By the way, I canot vouch for this as a foolproof way to save money. These out of State cars get tickets and pay up or eventually have a problem. The Pennsylvania plates are a known scam where certain car dealers mess up the paperwork and they can use these plates for 6 months and then simply repeat with other plates. There is another ruse where people get paid for allowing their name to be used as vehicle owner. It is a great way to use Bus Lanes and avoid paying for the camera tickets and also to avoid issues while using your private car as a gypsy unlicensed car service.
Ultimately the majority of PA. plates on the road in NYC are part of a ruse or scam to avoid paying tickets. The same does not apply to most other states.

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 May 17, 2018 at 08:33 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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the Professor Says:

Have you ever noticed the number of plates from places like Quebec, Ontario, and Florida in certain other ethnic areas? If the shoe fits, tie it!

Yes illegals ignore all rules

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