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An overhead schematic of a proposed parking garage
City of Saratoga Springs

As a parking garage is being constructed in downtown Saratoga Springs – something debated in the Spa City since 1992 – one city councilor believes more should be done to accommodate city-owned vehicles.

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The City Council in Saratoga Springs has approved a new downtown parking garage. The structure has been the subject of discussion in the Spa City for decades.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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The city of Plattsburgh won $10 million in the first round of New York Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants.  A major part of the redevelopment will occur at the Durkee Street parking lot in the city center.  An advisory committee has been working on recommendations to deal with the loss, shuffling and management changes of the nearly 300 spaces expected to be impacted. The Plattsburgh Common Council accepted their recommendations at its Thursday meeting.

Kingston Mayor Relaxes Meter Ticketing Through Jan. 1

Dec 19, 2018
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble
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The mayor of a city in New York’s Hudson Valley is giving drivers a holiday present.

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A concept for a new parking structure in downtown Saratoga Springs has been unveiled. It’s the latest in a years-long debate that has stalled the development of a garage to serve downtown businesses and the Saratoga Springs City Center.

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The reconstruction of the City of Pittsfield’s First Street Parking Lot in Western Massachusetts is set to begin next week. Nearly half of the people who park there will have to go park somewhere else.

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The Albany Police Department has shared a full list of traffic restrictions for Saturday, March 11th.

North Albany Limerick Parade – March 11, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Parade route:
Kick Off – North First Street west of North Pearl Street at the North Albany American Legion Post; parade will proceed east to North Pearl Street, then south of North Pearl Street to Emmett Street; east on Emmett St to Broadway; North on Broadway to Wolfert Avenue in the Village of Menands; back south on North Pearl Street to North First Street.

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If you live in downtown Troy or are visiting for a bite to eat, chances are you may have difficulty finding parking.

Troy announced the start of its Parking Ticket Amnesty Program on Sunday.

A parking sign
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Inside a packed city council chambers on Tuesday night, it took nearly two hours for local residents and business owners to express their concerns or support for a downtown parking structure proposed by the Saratoga Springs City Center. The convention hall is seeking to build a parking garage on a hotly contested piece of property in the Spa City’s bustling downtown.

Saratoga Springs City Hall
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Homeowners in Saratoga Springs would see a modest decrease in their property taxes under a new budget proposal and discussions are continuing on how to proceed with two recently submitted plans for a downtown parking garage.

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Two new designs for a controversial Saratoga Springs parking garage project have been submitted.

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While many agree that downtown Saratoga needs more parking, there has been an intense debate as to how to go about it in a city that is quickly filling up with new development.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Battling a long-held perception that there's no parking in downtown Albany, Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined the Albany Parking Authority and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District this morning to herald free parking on the street and in city garages on weeknights and weekends in the downtown area.

A parking sign
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In a city with exponential development and a strong downtown identity, conversation around a proposed parking garage in Saratoga Springs continues as a group of concerned citizens has organized a public forum on the project this weekend.

As Saratoga Springs continues to develop and expand its famed downtown, parking has been a perennial issue. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a proposed parking garage is the subject of fierce debate.


Burlington officials met with members of the business community this morning to discuss ways to improve the parking and transportation infrastructure of Vermont's largest city.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Smartphone technology is growing, with cutting edge apps aimed at drivers that are changing the way people drive — and will serve as liaisons between motorists, parking meters and vehicles.

Head to any downtown area and the first thing on your mind is "where am I gonna park?"  Parking always seems to be at a premium in cities from Saratoga Springs to Poughkeepsie...

Nala Woodard - Albany City Clerk

Dec 11, 2012

It’s been said that death and taxes are the only two guarantees in life , but being unable to find a parking spot in the city in Albany is also certain. But for some city residents, who live near the state capitol and the empire state plaza, which will change next month. After almost two decades of discussion, debate and court challenges, Albany will implement a permit system in certain designated areas, beginning January 15th.  Albany city clerk Nala Woodard is in charge of getting distributing parking permits for the new system.

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.