YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED: Fines for failure to buy sufficient tickets from these new machines for River Market parking will begin Oct. 14.
The new pay-and-display machine
s to purchase tickets for parking in the River Market
neighborhood are in place, but new signs are not in place and that has prompted the city to put off writing tickets with fines for overtime parking until Oct. 14. Warning tickets will be written next week. Parking costs $1.25 per hour. Originally, the system was said to be going fully on-line Monday of this week.
The full city explanation follows:
The City of Little Rock is in the process of installing the Pay and Display parking system in the River Market District. The payment units were installed the week of September 22 and the software to process the payments has been calibrated.
Currently the signage in the River Market is being changed to indicate Pay and Display instead of 2 Hour Parking. While the signage is being switched, there will be no tickets written for the 2 Hour Time or for the Pay and Display.
“Since there could be conflicting signs, issuing tickets this week would be unfair to the public,” said Jack Wrenn, Little Rock’s Parking Enforcement Administrator.
For the remainder of this week (October 2 – October 4), Parking Enforcement personnel in the River Market District will be showing drivers how to use the new payment system. From Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11, Parking Enforcement will begin issuing tickets when people have not paid to park or the payment has expired. However, this first week the tickets will only be warning tickets.
Beginning on Monday, October 14, Parking Enforcement will begin issuing tickets with fines for drivers who have not paid to park in the areas covered by the Pay and Display units. The Pay and Display hours will be Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm.
During this transition from 2 hour parking to Pay and Display in the River Market, parking meter violations in other areas of Little Rock still will be enforced.