New York—Councilman David G. Greenfield’s historic muni-meter legislation goes into effect citywide today. Greenfield’s law has three parts: it allows drivers to pre-pay New York City’s muni-meters up to one hour before the meter regulations go into effect, it forces meters to shut off and not accept payment when the driver is not required to pay for parking like in the evening and it shuts down muni-meters when it runs out of paper receipts.
“Today marks an important day for driving New Yorkers. Now, muni-meters across the city will allow you to pre-pay up to an hour before the meter start time. Also, the meter will shut-down after hours and will shut-down if there is no paper. This will save drivers time, money and immense frustration,” said Councilman Greenfield. “After all, no New Yorker likes to get ripped off by a muni-meter – even if it’s only a quarter or two.”
Councilman Greenfield’s law, Local Law 49 of 2013, passed the City Council on June 13, 2013. Because of the complexities involved, Greenfield’s law gave the Department of Transportation two years from July 1, 2013 to update the muni-meter software to make these changed. As of today all of the city’s muni-meters are now programmed for these changes that will improve the quality of live for drivers everywhere.