Muni-Meters a big liability?

Hoboken parking robots cost a LOT of money; worth it?

Switching from the coin-operated parking meters to the new “big brother” muni-robot meters certainly had it’s share of controversy and disgust.

The city said it would increase parking spaces and revenue, and those opposing it clamored about the inefficiencies and other flaws.

But after hurricane Sandy – the city now has to pony up almost a quarter million bucks to repair the muni-meters that are now comatose.

What kind of progress is that? Those old-school meters wouldn’t have needed any repairs at all!

Will the city have to cut checks every time we have bad weather?

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5 Comments on "Muni-Meters a big liability?"

homeworld
Member

I don’t understand why Hoboken have insurance for things like this. Same with the replacement of City vehicles.

Bbqchip
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Bbqchip

So what the deal with blocks like mine where all the meters are broken and bagged up like the one in the picture. Are they not ticketing in areas where this is the case or are we expected to walk blocks to find a working meter? Has the town made a statement regarding this?

john14
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john14

Only $210k, not $250k.

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

It’s not worth the money- the City should cut its losses and get rid of these ASAP!

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