Meet the stars: Carl Magee and Robert Babson

The parking meter was invented in the 1930s by Carl Magee, an Oklahoma lawyer, and newspaperman. Although he conceived the parking meter idea, he didn’t have the technical knowledge to develop it. In conjunction with professors at the University of Oklahoma, he organized a contest with engineering students to design the first parking meter. The […]

How to know your parking meter rates?

Parking is an indispensable part of most big cities. New York City is no exception. There are roughly three million on-street parking spots in New York City. Rates, however, change contingent on the location of the parking spot. Currently, hourly parking rates can vary from $1.25 to $8, depending on the type of vehicle (commercial […]

History of the Parking Meter

Since the turn of the 20th century and the economic boom that made cars more affordable to the masses, automobiles flooded great American cities leaving urbanists and city planners wondering how to make roads more navigable. The fast-growing automobile industry resulted in more cars on the streets but more importantly, left more cars unattended as […]

NYC DOT Launches Improved ParkNYC Mobile App with New User-Friendly Features

New ParkNYC app makes it easier for drivers to pay for parking in New York City. Permanent pay-as-you go feature means drivers no longer need to pre-load e-wallet. New York –New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced today the launch of a new ParkNYC app that offers improved features that make […]