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?

Hoboken parking muni meter robot in coma - Muni-Meters a big liability?

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homeworld
homeworld
Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:27 am

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

Bbqchip
Bbqchip
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:55 pm

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
john14
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:59 pm

Only $210k, not $250k.

Angry Bird
Angry Bird
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:56 pm

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

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