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2/2/2017 - Mayor Ganim, Star 99.9’s Kevin Begley Get Residents Excited About New Parking Meters; City of Bridgeport Reminds Residents of Parking Ordinances

                                                                                                              

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

 

For Immediate Release                                                          For More Information:

February 2, 2017                                                              Dalmarys Matos (203)333-2843

                                                                                       dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov

-Press Release-

Mayor Ganim, Star 99.9’s Kevin Begley Get Residents Excited About New Parking Meters; City of Bridgeport Reminds Residents of Parking Ordinances

 

Tutorial: https://youtu.be/b7Q57VgzTGM

 

Bridgeport, CTMayor Joseph Ganim and Star 99.9’s Kevin Begley today are getting Bridgeport residents excited about the new smart parking meters with the help of an instructional video. The Mayor and Begley teach viewers how to pay for parking using one of the 111 newly installed meters in the central business and government district downtown. The additional meters control 203 parking spaces in the Downtown Special Services District area with convenience and ease for visitors.

 

Key Smart Parking System features include:

 

  1. Flexible payment options including coin, credit and debit cards, and coming soon, mobile payment using the “MobileNow®” application.

     

  2. Public safety features including 911 call button, community service messaging, including weather alerts, local news and merchant promotions.

     

  3. Easy to navigate, high-definition touch screen display that allows for a comfortable user experience.

     

  4. Multi Language User Interface. The user interface can accommodate English, Spanish and Korean. Voice guidance to accommodate users with their parking experience

     

  5. Help video with instruction on how to use the meter by the Mayor and Star 99.9’s Kevin Begley

 

The City of Bridgeport has chosen Connecticut-based LAZ Parking as the vendor to manage its new parking system. The technology was developed by the firm Municipal Parking Solutions (MPS), who will provide the new meters technical support for them.  Complus Data Innovations, Inc. will oversee violation management and collections.  LAZ, MPS and Complus will work jointly to provide a managed parking solution for all city parking meters.

 

The City of Bridgeport is reminding residents of the parking ordinances that will be independently enforced with the use of cameras on the meters. Parking rules are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of the 12 holidays observed.


 

 FAQ’s

City of Bridgeport Smart Parking Meter System

 

Ticket Related

 

  • How do I pay my parking ticket?
    • You can pay your ticket online by visiting www.parkingticketpayment.com/bridgeport.
    • You can also pay by check or money order. Write the ticket number and license plate number on your check or money order, make it out to “City of Bridgeport” and return it to the address below:

       

      Bridgeport Police Dept.

      Parking Violations Bureau

      300 Congress St.

      Bridgeport, CT 06604-4086

      The parking violations bureau is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM daily.

       

  • How do I appeal my parking ticket?
    • You can appeal your ticket online by visiting www.parkingticketpayment.com/bridgeport.
    • Your ticket may also be appealed in person or by mail within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date issued. Send the ticket with a brief explanation of the circumstances to the address below:

       

      LAZ Parking

      333 State Street

      Bridgeport, CT 06604

      LAZ Parking is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday.

       

      Or

       

      Bridgeport Police Dept.

      Parking Violations Bureau

      300 Congress St.

      Bridgeport, CT 06604-4086

      The parking violations bureau is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM daily.

       

  • How much is a parking ticket?
    • The fine is $40.00 for being over-parked at a meter.

       

  • How long do I have to pay my parking ticket?
    • You have fourteen (14) calendar days to either pay or appeal your ticket. Fines double after 14 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued.

 

Malfunctioning Meter

 

  • What should I do if the meter I park at is broken?
    • Report defective meters by noon of the next business day. Call 203-581-5288.

 

General Parking Questions

 

  • What do the yellow, green, and red lights on the meter indicate?
    • A yellow blinking light indicates you are within your initial grace period and must pay the meter or vacate the parking space within 5 minutes from the time you parked.
    • A solid green light indicates you have valid time left on your parking session, or it could mean the meter is not being enforced and is in a free parking mode. Check the meter screen to confirm.
    • A blinking red light indicates you have violated your parking session and could receive a ticket.
    • A solid red light indicates the meter has been placed in a no parking state. Parking at a meter that has a red light or that is in a no parking state may result in a ticket. Check the meter screen to confirm.

       

  • How much does it cost to park at a meter?
    • The parking rate is $1.00/hour. You may purchase up to 2 hours in one single parking session. The meter will prohibit further payment after the maximum purchase of 2 hours has been made. After 2 hours, you must move your vehicle to avoid receiving a ticket.

       

  • What methods of payment are accepted at the meter?
    • You may pay for parking either by quarter or debit or credit card. The minimum allowable purchase by debit or credit card is $1.00.

       

  • When are the meters and parking regulations enforced?
    • Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. If you do not pay for parking, you risk receiving a ticket.
    • In all districts, parking is free during holidays observed in the City of Bridgeport: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Christmas Day.

       

  • How long can I stay parked at a meter?
    • You can stay parked at a meter for up to 2 hours. After 2 hours, you must move your vehicle to avoid receiving a ticket.

       

  • When can a vehicle be towed?
    • Delinquent violations may result in towing and/or immobilization of vehicles.
  • Can I use a metered space to wait for someone that I’m picking up?
    • You may remain parked at a meter for no more than 5 minutes without paying. If you stay more than 5 minutes without paying the meter, you are at risk of receiving a ticket.