Hikind Asks Department Of Transportation For “Thicker” Muni-Meter Receipts

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hikind-muni-meterAre you tired of paying a muni-meter, displaying your receipt and then coming back to find a ticket because your ticket blew to the floor when you closed your door?”

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is proposing a simple solution to the too-thin-receipts problem: Thicker receipts.

After receiving numerous complaints from constituents about their muni-meter receipts blowing to the floor or blowing away, the Assemblyman contacted Polly Trottenberg, the newly appointed Department of Transportation Commissioner, and asked the D.O.T. to consider more substantial receipts. Thicker paper is utilized in other countries such as Israel where muni-meters abound.

“Our office has received calls from a number of constituents who complain that they have received parking summonses even after having properly purchased and displayed a muni-meter receipt on their dashboard,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Upon inspection, they discovered that their receipts had either flipped over or had been blown to the floor. This likely occurred when they closed their car door. The problem is even worse during times of heavy wind.”

The problem, Assemblyman Hikind explains, is the flimsiness of the actual receipts, which are printed on very thin paper.

“It is a shame to penalize people who are attempting to follow the rules and regulations,” said Hikind. “The addition of muni-meters has been helpful. They’ve added numerous potential parking spaces in our community and in other neighborhoods. But there is always room for improvement and improving this situation seems easy.”

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

6 COMMENTS

  1. I PASTE A MAGNET FROM DOLLAR STORE,LIKE TO PUT ON FRIDGE. THEN SLAP THE RECIEPT ON IT THEN PUT ANOTHER MAGNET ON THAT RECEIPT.

    I once got a ticket while I was paying muni meter.I had to mail the muni reciept with the parkintg ticket to show the time.

    I once had to walk to GAN EDEN to pay the muni meter in the heavy rain…then walk back to car to put the reciept in car…

    one time the muni meter was broken and I walked to the next level of gan eden across the street then walk back….

    6 months ago I found the solution…EMET….
    I left Brooklyn and moved to Jersey shore
    YOU DEAL WITH MAYOR DEBLASIO AND TRIPLE PARKERS….NOT ME

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