Lack of signage at downtown parking meters causing confusion for drivers

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by Cory Stark/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 28 at 11:20 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Drivers in downtown St. Louis have voiced frustration over being ticketed despite paying at certain parking meters in the Locust Business District.

Dozens of red post meters line Locust and some drivers have been feeding the meters. One driver said she put an hour’s worth of money in the meter and still received a $25 ticket.

The St. Louis Treasurer’s Office, which handles parking in the city, said the spots are bought by business owners in the area for customers. However, there are no signs up to signify the parking restriction.

An area business owner said they pay $45 a month to park at the red posts and are given red tags to put in their car in order to park in the spots.

The Treasurer’s Office admitted to the lack of signage and said, in a statement, they would work to establish a better way to indicate permit areas and parking zones.

Drivers that want to contest a ticket they received at one of these meters should contact the St. Louis Treasurer’s Office

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