KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to David Onorato, head of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, about all the details behind the new city parking machines.
The Pittsburgh Parking Authority’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 500 multi-space meters Thursday.
There has been a lot of talk about the opening of the North Shore Connector on March 25, but what has remained in the shadows is the impact it’s going to have on parking in the Golden Triangle.
Parking tickets have always been a solid source of potential revenue for Pittsburgh, but for years there’s been an exemption for the Regatta and Fourth of July.
Since the city raised parking meter rates and increased enforcement, it seems that some drivers have been scared off. Dozens of parking spaces were unoccupied late Tuesday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh now that rates have increased to $3 an hour.
It’s a lot more expensive to park in the city of Pittsburgh, but it’s also a lot more inconvenient unless you carry around a roll of quarters. Is the public paying the price for a war between the mayor and council?
Officials say it will take a week to 10 days to adjust all the meters in the city to the higher rates.
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