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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

When you're too lazy to park IN THE GIGANTIC PARKING GARAGE ...

5 comments:

Error said...

why don't they ticket them? that's revenue and safety. I see people get away with this all the time.

Anonymous said...

Yup, I feel like an idiot for not doing this at Oshawa station, since it looks like you can park wherever you like without fear of a ticket.

Anonymous said...

I've been told they can't ticket all the time because of "resources" but really have two dedicated people for each line that drive once or twice a day between the stations (so you would be LSE dedicated say) that have parking and known parking problems and ticket people.

Also, they have cameras in the garage, it's easy to see the parking infractions when you can look from a TV screen, if you're scanning the cameras and you see a station with a large number of infractions send a team out and ticket them.

I think that's a better way to raise money than raising our fares.

Cindy Boyd said...

But even if you have one dedicated person to LSE - how can they NOT hit up every LSE station in one day. These cars are there for a good 6-7 hours at least, right? You can drive and ticket at most stations in one day. Or split it up - Oshawa - Pickering one day then Rouge Hill- Scarborough the next? It's not like these cars are just parked there "while I ran in an bought me some smokes..."

deepfish said...

How can they NOT ticket for such obvious transgressions? Any and all commuters with eyes can see the parking donkeys at any time of the day. Any and all commuters with eyes and upper respiratory tracts can see smokers plainly in sight around the stations and on the platforms.
The Enforcement Officers I have seen have been unfailingly polite, professional and obviously committed to the job.
Yet these glaringly obvious revenue streams and irritants remain untapped.
Why?
My guess is that a decision was made high up that enforcement NOT be as effective as it could be.Every parking donkey that gets dinged or buttsucker that gets a fine is lost customer, I guess. They are trading off the safety and comfort of the many against the risk of ticking off the donkeys.