Earlier this year, New Rochelle city officials launched a pilot pay-by-phone program for meters on Main Street that allowed motorists to pay for parking through their smartphones, eliminating the need to constantly feed the meter when visiting the downtown business district.
In March, that program was expanded to include municipal lots and on-street meters. This week, LAZ Parking and CALE America introduced and implemented new technology to allow the payment of overtime parking violations at any CALE pay station meter.
LAZ Parking’s Regional Vice President Eric Siskind also announced that those that pay for their violations on the same day will see a dramatic deduction in their fines.
“Now there’s an easier way to pay an expired meter parking violation in New Rochelle, and even better, the fee is reduced from $25 to $10 if the violation is paid at the meter not he same day it’s issued,” he noted.
According to officials, the new technology makes New Rochelle the first city in America to offer motorists the option to pay tickets directly at a pay station.
“We are happy to be able to offer our customers the ability to pay parking tickets at our pay-stations, and we are equally excited that we are using the enhanced technology to its fullest potential,” New Rochelle Deputy Commissioner for Buildings and Parking Paul Vacca said.
“This system will undoubtedly cut down on trips to city court while offering a reduced payment option. This was not an easy task to accomplish, however, LAZ and our vendors were able to make New Rochelle the only City in America to offer this feature and I am sure that other folks will follow our lead.”
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