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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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Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

Benefits for disabled parking placards in Illinois curtailed

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month, drivers in Chicago who slide into a metered parking spot and who neglect to feed it because their rear-view window sports the familiar blue disabled parking placards will be courting a $65 fine. That’s because Illinois state law now requires all placard holders to pay for parking, unless they use a wheelchair, can’t […]

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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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Nation’s capital adopts new visitor parking pass program

Nation’s capital adopts new visitor parking pass program

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a series of public meetings earlier this year on the city’s parking policies, Washington, D.C., has adopted one element—a revised visitor parking pass (VPP) program—that has some residents calling for the dismissal of Terry Bellamy, director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The meetings were intended to address a variety of issues, including […]

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Fake permits make parking a beach in New Hampshire coastal town

Fake permits make parking a beach in New Hampshire coastal town

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The summer may be drawing to a close, but parking troubles at the coastal town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, look like they’re just beginning. A spotlight was thrown on the issue of fake permits last week when a police officer discovered that owners of beach properties have been forging parking placards and distributing the fakes […]

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Crackdown on disabled parking placard abuse in Washington state

Crackdown on disabled parking placard abuse in Washington state

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Volunteers for the Lacey Police Department in Washington state kept having to ask themselves: Were the disabled parking placards they were finding in drivers’ cars valid? Drivers were placing them on vehicle dashboards and then deliberately hiding the expiration date, the volunteers said in their complaints to Rep. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, last year. The state legislator […]

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