No Reimbursement For Paid Parking Tickets After Software Glitch

Mack Rosenberg
January 07, 2020 - 10:05 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Drivers who paid for parking tickets that they received when New York City's meters were not accepting credit cards will not be reimbursed.

"If you pay for it, then you are essentially saying, yes I'm guilty, and that's why I'm paying for it," says Marcy Miranda, a spokesperson for the City's Department of Finance.

The Y2K-like software glitch hit the city's 14,000 parking meters on Jan. 2, with many tickets issued as a result. The meters could still be paid with coins or the ParkNYC app.

Drivers who received a ticket have 30 days after issuance to contest it.

"There's always the option for people to challenge and contest the tickets and let us know if they feel like they have an extenuating circumstance," Miranda said. "They have every right to do that."

The city has repaired nearly 10,000 meters, which have to be updated individually.