Report: City Discounts Saved Delivery Drivers Up to $10M Last Year

Alex Proimos

The revenue collected by the two ticket-abatement programs is still just about 10 percent of what the city hauls in each year from parking violations overall.

Delivery companies like UPS, FedEx and FreshDirect shelled out more than $51 million last year for committing parking violations on city streets—but the biggest offenders still collectively saved as much as $10 million in fees thanks to a controversial city abatement program, a new report says.

The Independent Budget Office (IBO) released a report Tuesday looking at how much money the city collected over the last eight years through two initiatives designed to help delivery companies deal with parking ticket fees: the Stipulated Fine Program and Commercial Abatement Program. Both allow participants to qualify for reduced fines for certain parking offenses, as long as the companies agree ahead of time not to challenge the…

Original published: 2019-02-05 17:23:44 Read the full New York City News here


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