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The case for free metered parking for the disabled

The case for free metered parking for the disabled

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Washington, state lawmakers are debating whether holders of disabled parking passes should continue to receive free parking. The same question was posed recently in Portland, OR, where the city council opted to end free parking for motorists who don’t require wheelchairs. In Chicago, disabled parking placard-holders began paying for parking this month, with only […]

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Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The city coffers of Portland, OR, may soon welcome more than $1 million annually when disabled parking permit holders begin paying for parking in its downtown. The city has offered free parking to disabled motorists for decades, but a 2008 change to state law gave local governments the option to suspend free parking to disabled […]

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Public employees gaming TN’s disabled parking system, say officials

Public employees gaming TN’s disabled parking system, say officials

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the Tennessee General Assembly meets in January, it will reconsider overturning a law that distinguishes it from other states: allowing local governments to charge disabled motorists a fee for parking on any municipally owned or leased street, metered space, or lot. Suspicious numbers of applicants from public employees at the Knox County City/County Building, […]

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Court case expands employees’ ADA parking rights

Court case expands employees’ ADA parking rights

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before last month, employees had to show that a reasonable work accommodation, such as the provision of handicapped parking spaces, was linked to the performance of essential job functions if they wanted to file a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That changed when the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an employee’s favor in Feist […]

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The end of free disabled parking?

The end of free disabled parking?

| July 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Known (and satirized) for its eco-friendly, left-leaning politics, Portland, OR, may have recently hardened its warm, fuzzy public image. Last week an editorial in the local paper suggested that those with accessible parking permits should pay for on-street parking—just like everyone else. Does this spell the end of free disabled parking? Currently, Portland, like many […]

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When handicapped parking is illegal

When handicapped parking is illegal

| June 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Denver has taken to towing cars with valid handicapped parking permits, parked in accessible parking spots. Denver’s fine for a handicapped parking violation is now between $100 – $150 dollars. A person using a genuine disability permit can park without paying at a meter for up to four hours (when parking is allowed). Thanks to […]

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