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Parking Authority To Raise Meter Rates In Popular Neighborhoods

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Beginning on Wednesday, the cost of parking at a meter in the City of Pittsburgh is about to go up.

What used to cost $2 in downtown Pittsburgh will become $3 and that’s just one of several changes. On the South Side, Oakland and the North Shore, the rate will double.

City Council approved the increase in December and the Parking Authority will vote on it at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

After that, the city will begin programming its meters to accommodate the increases.

The additional revenue is expected to help offset the ailing pension fund, but it’s not clear exactly how much that will be.

In addition, the Parking Authority is expected to approve adding additional hours of parking in enforcement in the same key areas, such as Oakland, Shadyside, North Side and South Side.

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