2000-01-29 / Front Page

New Meters Coming

New York City Department of Transportation, Bureau of Parking, will begin installing muni-meters on Beach 116 street between Rockaway Beach boulevard and the boardwalk in mid-February.

In a letter to Community Board 14 District Manager Jonathan Gaska, the Department of Transportation outlined its plans, which include the installation of eight machines on existing light poles replacing the 102 existing single-space parking meters currently at this location. In addition, the parking time limit will be extended to two hours.

According to William H. Patterson, on-street parking engineer, "The new meters provide more accurate timing for amount purchased, offer the convenience of payment by debit card, and generate a printed receipt as proof of payment. As a result of using this pay and display concept, the possibility of erroneous summonsing will decrease. The muni-meters are easy to use and the overall installation will help improve the appearance of the area."

Once the muni-meters are operational, the Department of Transportation plans to have staff stationed on the block explaining how the machine works. Clear signage will also be installed.

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