To the Editor:
If you have the second-tier parking pass that gives you access to designated spaces at the Larchmont (or other) train station, you still have to feed the meter once you’ve parked. Nothing wrong with that. It’s an extra burden that comes with the lower price for this pass. But how many of us have missed trains or come close, because we had to stop at the meter? How many of us have risked, and received parking violations because we were running too late to take the extra step of feeding the meter? I’m guilty on all counts.
I know this is wishful thinking, and that it is not the most pressing matter facing the Town of Mamaroneck. But wouldn’t it be great if we could feed the meter via the internet, once we were safely on the train? You can pay for just about everything else on the internet, so why not parking?
It might cut down on the number of caffeine-fueled sprinters running for the train during wet or icy weather. It would certainly cut down on the build up of people that occasionally occurs at the machines themselves. It might even increase town revenue, as it would encourage more uniform payment of parking fees.
Despite the best efforts of the Town, there have been occasions when late commuters did not pay their parking fees, and got away with it! A little uniformity and convenience would benefit commuters and the the town.
photo: alan cleaver on flickr