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Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009, 12:08 am
thegoon2005: UPS truck is Denver's champion parking violator

From the Denver Post:

DENVER – A single UPS delivery truck is the champion of Denver parking violations, racking up 196 tickets worth nearly $5,700 last year. The Denver Post reported the dubious achievement Wednesday. UPS spokesman Mark Dickens says parking tickets are a cost of doing business in some cities.

The newspaper says parking tickets are on the upswing in Denver and are on pace to hit 670,000.

That would be 14 percent higher than last year and the most since Mayor John Hickenlooper took office in 2003 after making parking tickets a campaign issue.

City officials say they're not trying to drive up revenue. They say the increase is caused by more residential parking zones, more parking agents, replacement of faded no-parking signs and population growth.


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I figured someone had to post something here for the first time in a great, long while....

Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
vurumai

You should look at the numbers at what UPS pays in NYC for parking tickets.

It will shock you.

Thu, Sep. 10th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
fauxserious

Ditto on this, I believe the figure is 1.2 million a year. Even with some of the types of tickets waived,

Fri, Sep. 11th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
fiannanova

"UPS spokesman Mark Dickens says parking tickets are a cost of doing business in some cities."

Are you kidding me?? All I hear anymore is "cost cost cost," which is their excuse for cutting so many of our benefits. Then we have one more "cost," which is completely avoidable, and all they say is "hey, what can you do?" Ridiculous!