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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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.