A gutten moed to all.
Yesterday morning, the first day of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, I was on Coney Island Avenue at the corner of Avenue K in Flatbush, Brooklyn, when I saw the license plate of a car in the bus stop light up on the front of the bus. I then learned the newest method being used to issue parking tickets.
You may have noticed the newest fleet of MTA buses, and each of them is now equipped with a camera linked to the Parking Violations Bureau. If a bus pulls into a bus stop and there is a car there – even if the car is running and not in park – the bus camera takes a picture of the license plate and the registered owner of the plate photographed will be sent a parking ticket in the mail. This is a $165 ticket. It uses the same system as the red light cameras located at many intersections.
Save yourself the headache and save yourself the money by never pulling into a bus stop for any reason, even if it is just to drop someone off or pick someone up. The city has found a way to raise more money and with the picture of your plate at the bus stop it will be very difficult to fight this ticket.
Make sure everyone in your family is aware of this.
A Fellow Yid