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Press Release #06-74

Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033
Ted Timbers

DOT Installs Muni-Meters in the Parkchester Section of the Bronx

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the replacement of single space meters with muni-meters, south of the Metropolitan Oval. The DOT replaced 230 single spaced meters with 21 muni-meters between Wood Avenue and the Oval along Metropolitan Avenue, Parkchester Road, East Avenue, West Avenue and Wood Road. On Sunday, December 3rd, the new muni-meters were put into service. New signs and bollards have also been installed in the area.

Muni-Meters are installed at intervals along the sidewalk and can increase the number of parking spaces along the curbside by as much as 15%, because motorists can use the entire regulated curbside and space is not lost due to the arbitrary spacing associated with single space meters. Muni-Meters also provide the benefits of cleaner, more open sidewalks for pedestrians and accurate time keeping and proof of payment for drivers.

Muni-Meters accept quarters, dollar coins and some muni-meters including those installed in Parkchester accept personal credit cards as well as payments made with NYC Parking Cards, which can be purchased in $20, $50 and $100 denominations through the DOT Web site, by mail and at City Store locations. A complete list of commercial and passenger vehicle muni-meter locations is available at the DOT Web site, www.nyc.gov/dot.

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