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Parking kiosks up, running in Schenectady

Jerry and Barbara Novak, who summer in Schenectady from Florida, pay at a new parking meter kiosk while visiting Jay Street on July 11.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jerry and Barbara Novak, who summer in Schenectady from Florida, pay at a new parking meter kiosk while visiting Jay Street on July 11.
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The new parking kiosks have finally arrived, and many lunch-goers are greeting them with a sigh of relief. They have been running for a month and police are now ticketing those who ignore them. But most customers gave the kiosks high marks. “I like it. It’s just easier,” said Peter Kyriacopoulos as he parked on Union Street. “Normally I don’t carry cash with me.” The new kiosks take coins or credit cards, at a flat ...


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sblaize
July 15, 2014
11:23 a.m.

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Is it still free to park after 6pm? Are they going to charge to park on the street every time there is something going on at Proctors?

ChuckD
July 15, 2014
2:18 p.m.

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"The parking attendants knew exactly which downtown meters were broken, and wouldn’t write tickets for cars parked there. Some regular downtown parkers also knew which ones were broken, and thus avoided paying for parking, but others would toss in coin after coin in a futile effort to get the meter to work."

And the person responsible for that fiasco was summarily dismissed and fired from their job....right? Where's the accountability part? Surely the person responsible for that was at least disciplined.
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Right?

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