Last Updated on May 29, 2014 by Lawrence Berezin
NYC parking ticket dismissed due to cancelled bus stop ambush
The NYC driving public has a real, honest-to-goodness champion. His name is Councilman David G. Greenfield. As a result of intense pressure from Councilman Greenfield, the Department of Finance agreed to dismiss a NYC parking ticket for standing in a bus stop that is no longer a bus stop.
You may wish to follow Councilman Greenfield’s tweets on Twitter, since these tidbits of information are important to all of us. Here’s a link to the Councilman’s Twitter page.
Custer’s last stand with a happy ending
These “No longer a bus stop bus stops” reminded me of what it must of felt like following George Armstrong Custer into the Little Big Horn. The Wall Stree Journal covers the story in wonderful, you can’t make this stuff up, detail. Well worth a read.
The WSJ points out due to service cuts 570 bus stops were canceled. The driving public thought the good news was there would be additional parking spaces. Little did we know parking ticket warriors were lurking behind hot dog trucks to issue $115 parking tickets to unsuspecting drivers for parking at these extinct bus stops.
Mr. Paul Browne, a spokesman for the NYPT told the WSJ, “Technically, the city is permitted to issue summonses at these locations because the signs haven’t been changed to allow parking.” Unbelievable!
However, due to the sizzling letter fired off by Councilman Greenfield, the City called off the warriors.
It’s bad enough that the MTA has given our community the short-shrift by taking away a vital bus route, but it adds insult to the injury that traffic enforcement agents are issuing tickets at those affected bus stops,” said Mr. Greenfield.”
Have you felt the sting of a warriors scanners at these extinct bus stops?
If so, don’t just pay the tithe, fight! Check out the link to the W.S.J article and learn what action to take. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.
Please share your bus stop last stand experiences. Your experience will benefit all of us.