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Parking Meters

Denver Shouldn't Play Favorites With Parking Spots

Brian T. Schwartz | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver
Brian T. Schwartz

Even if there was any evidence that a car sharing program might help alleviate the "final mile" issue, it should not proceed unless the city sells permits to anyone who owns a qualifying vehicle -- not just to certain car-share companies.

'Robin Hood' Group Faces Lawsuit For Feeding Parking Meters

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

KEENE, N.H. -- The city of Keene, N.H., has sued a group that feeds change into parking meters that are about to expire, saying members are harassing ...

Parking Panda's Renting Model Allows Drivers To Share Parking Spaces

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 12.27.2012 | Small Business

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an e...

You Don’t Want To Mess With This Grandma!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

People will do anything for parking in Manhattan -- even if it means confiscating a 93-year-old woman's spot. For the last 31 years, 93-year-old Vi...

More Than 400 New Parking Meters Are Coming To LA

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

In a city where nearly everyone drives, any news regarding parking is bound to be upsetting. Yesterday, the LA City Council voted to add more than ...

Jason Linkins

Michael Bloomberg Is Mulling Doing Something Really Stupid With Parking Meters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

As longtime readers may know, one of my favorite parts of Matt Taibbi's book "Griftopia" is the part where he describes how it came to pass that Chica...

BEWARE: Parking In Santa Monica Just Got A Little Unfriendlier

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Parking in Santa Monica just got a little unfriendlier. Starting Monday, the city will be installing ground sensors and new meters at all of its m...

Parking in Detroit Is Fascinating

Toby Barlow | Posted 06.30.2012 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

Less than a year ago, Detroit extended the hours of downtown parking enforcement till 10 pm. Making parking onerous and expensive is a great way to send people looking for a free, open space off where they know they can find one.

The World’s Loneliest Parking Meters

The Expired Meter | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Nostalgic types might consider it a sad day when the last of Chicago's old fashioned single head parking meters got replaced in late spring in a desol...

Wicker Park To Protest Parking Meter Deal On Sunday

The Expired Meter | Posted 07.07.2011 | Chicago

Better late than never? Despite the fact that Chicago's parking meter lease is now well into its third year, a protest against the deal is planned ...

Free Parking At Chicago Meters, But For How Long?

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) announced Saturday afternoon that the parking enforcement stoppage due to the blizz...

Parking Meters Collecting Donations For The Homeless Springing Up In Cities Nationwide

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cities around the country are erecting special meters aimed at ending homelessness and the attendant panhandling. Miami and Nashville are among the m...

Parking Attendants Trained To Watch For Terrorists

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAS VEGAS — Parking attendants and meter maids could be the nation's latest line of defense against terrorist attacks. A new government program...

Free Parking For Churches? Pastors Ask City For Meter Reprieve

chicagotribune.com | Manya A. Brachear, Tribune Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

But since the city privatized its parking meters last year, more churchgoers have encountered unanswered prayers for parking. Pricey meters and restri...

Los Angeles Parking Meter Signs: Get Out Your Slide Rule to Figure Them Out

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Two years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided to raise money by hiking parking meter fees and extending the hours they were operational.

Parking Meters: Hassle For Drivers, Windfall For Mechanics

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's parking meter mess was a headache for motorists and a political pain for Mayor Daley, but it's been a boon to the paychecks of city employee...

Parking Meters Grace Period Takes Effect

origin.ny1.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Drivers across the five boroughs now have an extra five minutes after their parking meters run out or alternate side parking expires before they are i...

LA Parking Enforcement Officers Wrongly Issue Tickets At Broken Meters

latimes.com | Maeve Reston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It's a situation that thousands of Angelenos have faced. You're running late. The street is jammed with cars. There's just one spot left, but as you p...

Bloomberg Budget Plan Calls For Cuts, Layoffs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a range of painful cuts to city services in his budget plan Thursday, includi...

City Phasing Out Coin Parking Meters

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The quadrupling of fees this year to park at most meters in Chicago marks only the beginning of changes coming to a curbside near your car. [...] You ...

You Can Be Ticketed for Feeding a Parking Meter After the Time Limit: How Many People Really Know?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

I've been refeeding meters for years and never gotten a ticket. Apparently, according to the meter maid, I'd been lucky in all cases.