Thursday, June 28, 2018

New Parking Ticket Fines Effective July 2

Are you ready to amend your bad parking habits? If not, you will find yourself paying more. Effective Monday, July 2, 2018 parking violation fines will increase as follows:

  • Resident Parking, from $40 to $60
  • Overnight Street Cleaning (Ticket But No Tow), from $40 to $90
  • Loading Zone, from $55 to $90
  • No Parking Zone A, from $55 to $90
  • No Parking Zone B, from $25 to $55
  • Double Parking Zone A, from $45 to $55
  • Double Parking Zone B, from $30 to $35
  • No Stopping or Standing, from $75 to $90
  • Meter Fee Unpaid, from $25 to $40
  • Over Meter Time Limit, from $25 to $40
  • Over Posted Time Limit, from $25 to $40
Revenue generated from the increased parking fines will be invested in the continued implementation of transportation priorities established in Go Boston 2030, the City’s long term transportation plan.  An unprecedented public engagement process helped to identify 58 projects and policies prioritized in the plan.  The projects and policies work toward a complete streets design to Boston’s roadways that serves all users whether people choose to travel by foot, by car, by bike, or by MBTA and other forms of public transit.  The revenue generated will also allow for the staffing of 20 positions within BTD.  Specific Go Boston initiatives to be undertaken as a result of these funds are as follows.
  • Vison Zero safety enhancements including constructing additional Neighborhood Slow Streets zones and protected bike lanes, and fixing the most challenging intersections.
  • Advancing Boston’s strategic bike network by building out high quality bike infrastructure.
  • Creating Boston’s first Transit Team to work with the MBTA to improve public transit.  Among other responsibilities, the Transit Team will design exclusive bus lanes and implement traffic signal improvements to benefit mass transit.
  • Building a better pedestrian network through the Walkable Streets program.
  • Filling missing bike and pedestrian connections to parks and paths through the Green Links Program.  Three are currently underway: the Roxbury-Fenway Connector linking the Southwest Corridor and the Emerald Necklace; the Roslindale Gateway Path; and a multi-use path connecting Fenway and Yawkey Stations.
  • Advancing the use of adaptive traffic signal technology.  BTD is currently working with MassDOT to pilot this technology in the Seaport District.
  • Expanding the Performance Parking Program to all City of Boston parking meters.
  • Developing policies and programs focused on Transportation Network Companies, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
  • Working with local transportation associations and developers to manage privately funded street improvements to directly benefit the surrounding neighborhood
  • Dedicating additional revenue toward the Parking Meter Fund to support neighborhood transportation projects.

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