BROOKLYN, NY (WABC) -- The New York City Department of Transportation began this month to upgrade muni-meters citywide to accept pre-payment before meter regulations are in effect.
Roll out of the pre-payment began in Brooklyn, and many areas throughout the boro have been successfully upgraded.
Muni-meters in all five boroughs will be upgraded by mid-July.
Motorists will be able to purchase a receipt one hour before meter regulations are in effect and pay for only the time which they park during meter regulation hours.
For example, if meter regulations begin at 9 a.m., the motorist can begin to purchase a receipt at 8 a.m., but only pay for parking from 9 a.m. onward.
Motorists must observe all other parking regulations, such as street cleaning rules, that are in effect before meter regulations begin.
This upgrade of the muni-meters follows the enhancement implemented last summer where muni-meters were deactivated when parking rules are not in effect.
For more information about muni-meters, visit NYC.gov/DOT.
Brooklyn muni-meters now allow drivers to 'pay ahead' when they park