Parking Authority dismisses more than 200 South Side tickets

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South Side residents who woke up to street cleaning violation tickets on their cars have been spared after the Pittsburgh Parking Authority agreed to dismiss more than 200 citations that were issued this morning.

Councilman Bruce Kraus said South Side residential streets have been without street cleaning for six or seven months after the driver assigned the route was out with an injury. In the meantime, residents apparently got complacent about the street cleaning rules, which bar parking on one side of the street or the other one day a month for a street sweeper.

Mr. Kraus said while street cleaning was supposed to resume today, parking enforcement was not because residents had forgotten about the rule. But Pittsburgh Parking Authority nonetheless accompanied the sweeper, issuing about 260 tickets, said David Onorato, executive director of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.

When Mr. Kraus learned tickets had been issued, he called Mr. Onorato, who agreed to dismiss all the tickets.

Mr. Onorato said those who received parking tickets for street cleaning violations need to take no action to have their tickets dismissed. But if they would like to verify their ticket was among those dismissed, they can do so by entering the citation number at or by calling the authority at 412-560-2534.

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Moriah Balingit:, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.


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