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Press Release #07-55

Contact: Molly Gordy (212) 442-7033

DOT Installs Muni-Meters on Union Turnpike in Queens

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the replacement of single space meters along Union Turnpike from Main Street to 193rd Street with muni-meters. The DOT will be replacing 351 single spaced meters with 62 muni-meters. The meters will be converted in three phases.

Phase 1
  • Union Turnpike (north side) from 193rd to 185th Street; south side from Chevy Chase to 189th Street
  • single space meters will be removed starting on Monday July 9th
  • 20 muni meters will be activated on Saturday July 14th
Phase 2
  • Union Turnpike north side from 180th to 176th Street; south side from 175th to Kent Street
  • 114 single space meters will be removed starting on Monday July 16th
  • 20 muni meters will be activated on Saturday July 21st
Phase 3
  • Union Turnpike north side from 169th to Main Street; south side from 169th to 150th Streets
  • 140 single space meters will be removed starting on Monday July 23rd
  • 22 muni meters will be activated on Saturday July 28th
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 credit cards as well as payments made with NYC Parking Cards, which can be purchased in $20 and $50 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. For information, please call 311 or visit the DOT Web site, www.nyc.gov/dot.

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