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Bill to ease parking gains momentum

The Sanitation Department’s botched response to the Dec. 26 blizzard might bring one perk for car owners.

The Sanitation Department’s botched response to the Dec. 26 blizzard might bring one perk for car owners.

Some sanitation trucks now have GPS tracking — a sticking point in a proposed bill that would end alternate-side parking rules after the street is cleaned. Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez introduced a bill last fall that would allow car owners to retrieve parking spots after cleaning trucks pass by. Right now, people sit in cars for hours.

During a November hearing, sanitation officials said equipping trucks with GPS systems would be too complex. But now that 50 trucks have GPS, after accusations of lax plowing in Brooklyn during the blizzard, they’re hoping for a Council vote within a month, his spokesman told Metro yesterday.

 
 
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