People trying to find a parking place in Syracuse can go high tech and use a new mobile phone app. The service called Whoosh will also let you pay for that parking right from your phone. Mayor Stephanie Miner announced the service today – and it’s already up and running. Drivers can just open the app on their phones right after they’ve parked the car.
Those caught parking in front of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane in Syracuse will have to shell out twice as much in fines starting July 1st. The hefty $40 penalties are among nearly three dozen increases in parking fines approved by common councilors Tuesday. Parking in a handicap parking spot without a permit will get you a $75 ticket, up from $50. However, nearly all of the other fines increased by only $5. Councilor Nader Maroun says they haven’t changed since 1997.