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Ticketed Parkers In Shadyside Point To Outdated Signs

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some people who got parking tickets in Shadyside say the City of Pittsburgh may have overlooked something.

Chuck Nash, of Moon Township, and Phil Russo, of Squirrel Hill, both say they got parking tickets Wednesday night on Ellsworth Avenue.

New parking meter rates officially kicked in Wednesday and so did later enforcement times.

In some neighborhoods, including Shadyside, meters are now enforced until 10 p.m.

But both Russo and Nash point to signs on a handful of meters on Ellsworth Avenue which still read that meters are only enforced until 6 p.m.

They got their tickets after 6 p.m.

There are signs posted that have been changed to read 2-hour parking, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but they’re on poles and some say they’re hard to see.

The parking authority director wasn’t available, but City Councilman Bill Peduto says it will take time for all signs to match.

He encourages people to show judges cell phone pictures of the signs if they feel they’ve been unfairly ticketed.

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