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Boston considers unconventional parking and transportation changes

Boston considers unconventional parking and transportation changes

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

If the transportation transition committee convened earlier this year by Mayor Marty Walsh had its way, Bostonians would soon see their streets repaired in order of importance and their parking-meter rates fluctuate during peak hours. At least those are some of the changes put forth by the committee, originally tasked with developing recommendations for how Beantown might […]

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Houston church faces $380,000 price tag for parking

Houston church faces $380,000 price tag for parking

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

  St. Thomas Episcopal Church has served Meyerland, a predominantly Jewish community in southwest Houston, since 1953, but today, it finds itself tested by a formerly friendly neighbor asking almost half a million dollars per year for the use of a parking lot. “I hate to use the word ‘threat’… but it’s a big deal. […]

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New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

New affordable housing plan may tackle NYC parking mandates

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

An argument that public officials and housing advocates in New York City have long made—that parking mandates contribute to the high costs of new housing there—may soon be validated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new affordable housing plan. Due May 1, the plan will be produced by the mayor’s housing team, which includes Vicki Been, […]

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Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

Why L.A.’s transit agency should charge more for parking

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Later this year Metro, L.A.’s transportation agency, plans to raise its raise its base transit fare from $1.50 to $1.75. The organization says doing so will increase its fare recovery—the percentage of operation costs that fare revenues cover—from 25 percent to 33 percent. But the agency is leaving money on the table—er, lot—by ignoring another source […]

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Parking meter rate hike in Philadelphia could mean more funds for city schools

Parking meter rate hike in Philadelphia could mean more funds for city schools

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Very soon, drivers in Philadelphia may have to shell out more money for parking. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) is planning to increase existing parking meter rates in order to generate extra revenue for the cash-starved district. The PPA’s proposal, if approved by the city council, will take the parking meter rates up by $0.50 […]

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Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

Survey: New Yorkers say OK to residential parking permits at cost

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Washington, DC—all have something the nation’s largest city doesn’t: residential parking permits (RPPs). New Yorkers instead take their chances finding spaces on the street, trading their time circling blocks for free public parking, yet they’d swap those circumstances for a permit, even if meant paying for it. That’s the surprising finding […]

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Public employees in DC caught stealing from parking garage

Public employees in DC caught stealing from parking garage

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thieving public employees in the nation’s capital are in danger of jeopardizing their standing in public opinion polls that show favorable views among Americans toward local governments. The watchdog unit of local ABC7 News recently uncovered Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) employees illegally parking at the Anacostia Metro train station while ticketing other drivers […]

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Chicago developers jump on city’s parking minimum reduction

Chicago developers jump on city’s parking minimum reduction

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a first for Chicago urban planning, Centrum Partners has proposed plans for a five-to-seven story rental building near the city’s Paulina transit stop along the Brown Line. The kicker? The development will offer just nine parking spaces. The proposal takes advantage of a local ordinance passed last year that lowers the required number of […]

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Abuse of disabled parking placards leads to legislation in Tennessee

Abuse of disabled parking placards leads to legislation in Tennessee

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

An investigation by a news team in Nashville has fueled discussion around legislation for disability parking placards. “What you’ve captured here on video, there’s clear abuses in the system,” state representative Darren Jernigan, D-Old Hickory, told the Channel 4 I-Team. “It’s got to stop.” Prompted by email complaints from viewers, the team began looking into […]

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Parking app raises safety concerns in Cleveland

Parking app raises safety concerns in Cleveland

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parker is an app that locates spots at open meters and parking lots. It’s been almost eighty days since the app was launched in Cleveland as part of a ninety-day pilot program, but the clock can’t tick down fast enough for safety advocates, who think customers are using the app while they’re behind the wheel. Concerned citizen […]

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