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Monday, February 20, 2012

Increase In Visitor Parking From 48 to 72 Hours?

Alderman Bob Trane
If Ward 7 Alderman Bob Trane has his way, this could be a reality!

Legislative File #192109 was submitted in October 2011 requesting that the Traffic Commission consider extending visitor parking from 48 to 72 hours. The request was handed off to the Commission where it was taken up at their November 2011 meeting and was tabled after concern for residents in densely populated areas was brought up by Director Matt Dias.

Legislative File #192503 was then submitted in January asking the Director of Traffic and Parking perform a cost benefit analysis on the proposal to increase visitor passes from 48 to 72 hours and report the findings to the Committee on Traffic and Parking. The Committee will be taking up this issue at their February 21st meeting being held in the second floor committee room of City Hall at 6pm.

The remainder of the agenda is as follows:
· PUBLIC HEARING on Green Cab’s request for a fare increase
· 192109: Discuss in Committee That this Board requests that the Traffic Commission consider extending visitor parking from 48 to 72 hours.
· 192273: Recommend Green Cab requesting consideration from this Board for a taxi fare increase.
· 192428: Discuss in Committee That the Director of Traffic and Parking consult with the Traffic Engineer to determine the feasibility of Cross Street East being a one way from Broadway to Mystic Avenue.
· 192510: Discuss in Committee Director of Traffic and Parking responding to various Board Orders.
· 192503: Discuss in Committee That the Director of Traffic and Parking perform a cost benefit analysis on the proposal to increase visitor passes from 48 to 72 hours and report the findings to the Committee on Traffic and Parking.
· 192504: Discuss in Committee That the Chief of Police conduct sting operations on non-licensed cabs and report the results to the Committee on Traffic and Parking.
· 192537: Discuss in Committee That the Commissioner of Public Works repair the light on the traffic island directly in front of 252 Medford Street.

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