Senator Squadron, Assembly Member Millman and Council Member Yassky Announce Plan to Allow Residential Permit Parking

Daniel L. Squadron

May 18, 2009

"Our Neighborhood Is Not a Parking Lot," Elected Officials Say
Permit Parking Will Provide New Funds for Mass Transit
Brooklyn, NY—Assembly Member Joan Millman, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Council Member David Yassky announced a plan today that will allow New York City to create residential permit parking.  Residential permit parking would reduce traffic congestion, improve quality of life and create a sustainable funding stream for mass transit in New York City.
The bill, introduced by Assembly Member Millman and Senator Squadron, allows the City of New York to implement a parking permit system on residential streets, with fees from permits specifically designated to fund New York City Transit improvements.
“We need sustainable sources of revenue like residential permit parking to help properly fund our mass transit system,” urged Assembly Member Joan Millman. “Residential permit parking has seen success in several other cities, such as Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. I hope the Mayor and City Council support this bill because it is good for the MTA and good for New York City."
“With this plan, we can accomplish two vital goals at once: reducing traffic congestion and funding mass transit,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron.  “Residents will be able to park near their homes without circling endlessly for a space, and eight million New Yorkers will benefit from a new funding stream for subways and buses.”
“For years, I have supported a residential permit parking plan for New York City,” said Council Member David Yassky. “The plan announced today will reduce congestion and illegal parking in our neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for our residents. I continue to fully support that effort.”