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Nyack drivers say parking meter glitches leading to tickets

Some drivers in Nyack say they end up with parking tickets even when they pay via machine or Park Mobile app.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2021, 7:15 PM

Updated 1,134 days ago


Some drivers in Nyack say they end up with parking tickets even when they pay via machine or Park Mobile app.
News 12 is told despite having time left on their meter, several drivers were ticketed anyway.
“You can see I was given a ticket on May 10 at 1:28 and here’s my receipt from the parking,” says Bill McCloskey, of Nyack. “It was from 12:51 and to expire at 1:51.”
Nyack parking lots are under one zone and street parking is under a different zone. For reasons unknown, the app is glitching, which is leading to the tickets.
Comments on a Nyack Facebook page reveal that the inaccuracy has happened to a least six other people.
Resident Elizabeth Shikiar tells News 12 despite paying for parking through the app, she's still received two tickets since January. Shikiar says she’s familiar with tech support and knows how to use the app. “The app tells you what zone you're in, I tapped in the app [the zone] I was supposed to be in,” says Shikiar. "It’s parking. It shouldn't be complicated.”
The ticket drivers are receiving is $15, and McCloskey believes it’ll drive away much needed business.
“People are afraid to come into Nyack if they think they’re going to get a ticket," says McCloskey. "Even if they paid, they might get a ticket so it’s very hard on local businesses.”
News 12 reached out to the village mayor for comment but has yet to hear back.

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