College World Series $30 parking meters brings in over $70K
The flat fee caught a lot of people by surprise
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - First reported right before the College World Series of a huge increase in how much it costs to use a parking meter near the Charles Schwab stadium.
We noticed several meters with tags on them, $30 to park for 10 hours.
The flat fee caught a lot of people by surprise.
One hundred and eighty-two meters were changed from a three-hour maximum to 10 hours for $30.
Park Omaha said during the 12-day CWS time frame the 182 meters were used just over 2,500 times.
That brought in just over $76,000 to the city’s general fund. They also issued 19 citations for non-payment at these meters.
A spokesman with Park Omaha says they could have had better communication about the charge change before enacting the policy.
He says it was “a hit” with out-of-towners who preferred to park close to the stadium.
The spokesman added that the 10-hour limit at these meters actually reduced the number of tickets issued for expired meters.
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