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New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting a parking ticket is a pain anywhere you drive, but, in New York City, paying for it can be a particular hassle. That city’s drivers rack up between 8 to 10 million parking tickets yearly, which adds up to between $550 to $600 million in revenue. Now, reports Engadget, New York City is attempting […]

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NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Discovering a perfect parking spot in the city without double parking is like beating level 361 in Candy Crush. You need risk, luck, and a few extra lifetimes. Once you get up at a horrible hour, manage your commute and dodge rogue jay-walking pedestrians, then you get to find a parking spot. In some busy areas, […]

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App fights parking tickets for you

App fights parking tickets for you

| January 21, 2014

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, San Francisco collected more than $83 million in parking-ticket revenue—and that was before it installed 1,300 additional parking meters in the city, creating more opportunities for officials to ticket drivers. David Hegarty doesn’t need to hear any of this. The entrepreneur behind the new parking app Fixed knows from experience. […]

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Does snow mean fewer parking tickets?

Does snow mean fewer parking tickets?

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

When cars and parking meters are covered in several feet of snow, it’s tempting to think that parking officials will forego enforcement and give drivers a pass. After all, it can be a trial to climb over snowdrifts to feed a meter that may get quickly covered in snow, making it difficult for ticketing officials […]

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How to fight parking tickets in the age of the app

How to fight parking tickets in the age of the app

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last month, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which oversees public transit for the Greater Boston area, mailed more than 27,000 notices to motorists for violations that stretched as far back as 2010. Typically, additional fees are tacked onto parking fines unpaid within the official window of time. If the ticket isn’t paid within 21 […]

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(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

| November 19, 2013

Fake parking tickets, complete with police department logos on their letterheads, are becoming a source of worry for police in Bremerton, Washington. Though the motive behind these bogus tickets is still unclear, Police Chief, Steve Strachan says such cases threaten the integrity of his department. ​ Investigators suspect an impostor, motive unclear At least two drivers […]

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Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parking ticket discounts… not for paying a parking ticket, but for fighting it? The policy is in place in at least two cities in the United States (New York and Louisville), and now Members of Parliament (MPs) are proposing the same for the UK. Currently, motorists issued parking citations receive a 50 percent parking ticket discount — […]

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FedEx and UPS owe millions in parking tickets to NYC

FedEx and UPS owe millions in parking tickets to NYC

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

FedEx and UPS acquired an astonishing debt of $2.8 million in New York City parking tickets within the first three months of 2013. This year, NYC has set itself a target of collecting $550 million in parking fines. Typically, commercial delivery companies contribute a large chunk of that change. According to Digital Journal, the city had […]

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