Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tickets for parking in defunct bus stops
MYFOXNY.COM - Getting a parking ticket always stings. But getting one you're convinced is unjust will make you mad.
New Yorker Cliff Schuster is angry because he got a ticket for parking at his old bus stop in Queens. But the thing is that an MTA notice clearly states that the location is no longer a bus stop. The MTA eliminated the Q75 during its recent budget cuts.
Dozens of others in the neighborhood who also got tickets for parking in a bus stop that is clearly not a bus stop anymore.
The MTA said it is an NYPD and Department of Transportation issue. The NYPD said that as long as the original bus stop sign is standing, it is illegal to park there despite the MTA notice. But the police department did add that it "is instructing its traffic enforcement agents not to issue summonses to vehicles parked in bus stops where MTA signs indicate they are no longer being used as such."