New pay-by-plate parking meters roll out in Washington Heights

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
NYC begins installation of new pay-by-plate parking meters in Washington Heights
Raegan Medgie talks about everything you need to know and demonstrates how to use the new system.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- New York City's parking meters are getting an upgrade requiring you to remember your license plate number.

On Wednesday, city officials are rolling out new meter technology to bid farewell to those paper receipts drivers have to place on their dashboards.

Drivers can now type their license plate number into a kiosk or use the Park NYC app to pay for parking.

These upgraded meters will help provide real-time data to the NYPD traffic enforcement agents who ensure drivers don't overstay parking spots.

The pay-by-plate technology will also save on paper, as the city's parking meters print roughly 2,500 miles of receipts every year. That is enough receipts to stretch from New York City to Los Angeles.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez was in Washington Heights on Wednesday morning to kick off the new meter rollout.

The new meters will start in north Manhattan, before moving south and expanding to the outer boroughs.

A total of 14,000 meters across the city will be upgraded over the next two years.


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