NEW YEAR, NEW “APP” PAYMENT SERVICE FOR VAUGHN LOT DAILY PARKERS
This month marks the start of a new, convenient way to pay for daily parking in the Vaughn Lots, which are directly accessible from either Alexander Road or Vaughn Drive.
Although Vaughn permits are still available for West Windsor residents at $120 per quarter and for non-residents at $195 per quarter, the demand for daily parking has grown to the point of justifying our use of an “app” to replace hands-on collection of cash.
No longer will those seeking daily parking be dependent upon our limited hours of staff coverage or having to rush to our office to pick up daily permits.
Parkmobile, a leading provider of mobile parking payment services to millions of registered users across America and internationally, will enable smartphone payments for daily parking in the Vaughn Lots at the current rate of $5 for a single stay of up to 24 hours; single stays of up to 14 consecutive days will be allowed to accommodate those in need of extended parking. Payment is required around the clock and every day of the week. Regardless of duration, each transaction will involve a standard convenience fee (currently 50¢) to cover the new service.
To provide for a transition, cash collections at the Vaughn Lots will be phased out by February 5th. Vaughn Lot daily parkers will have the option to use Parkmobile starting Monday, January 25th, but – allowing for a transition – cash will also be accepted during weekday mornings until Friday, February 5th. As of Monday, February 8th, cash will no longer be accepted – Parkmobile will be the ONLY method accepted for payment.
Please register in advance at www.parkmobile.com or download the Parkmobile app from your phone’s app store. Once registered, customers can use the app or call 877-727-5304 to pay for parking in Zone 4801, which identifies the Vaughn Lots.
Please note that this is NOT an advance reservation system; “pay” promptly after finding a spot.
Please also note daily parking is prohibited in the gravel lot extension of the Alexander Permit Lot.
WWPA BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The West Windsor Parking Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on January 13, 2016 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in our office located at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite 24, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF REQUEST TO RELEASE AND MODIFY CONSERVATION EASEMENT/DEED RESTRICTION - PUBLIC HEARING
TAKE NOTICE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION has received an application for the release and modification of boundaries of the Conservation Restricted Area. The Conservation Easement/Declaration of Environmental Restriction was required by the 1993 Freshwater Wetlands Transition Area Waiver obtained by Parsons Brinckherhoff on behalf of NJ Transit. Even though the easement was not recorded the applicant/owner must follow the provisions of the "New Jersey Conservation Restriction and Historic Preservation Restriction Act." N.J.S.A 13:8B-4 and 5.
As the 1993 Restriction remains unrecorded and a portion of the area has been impacted by the capping of a municipal land fill and construction of a parking lot and the applicant intends to construct an additional sidewalk/trail through the intended conservation easement. If the request to release the 1993 Restriction and construct the sidewalk/trail is approved the applicant will record a new restriction that modifies the location of the original area to be restricted under the 1993 Restriction. The release of restrictions is authorized under the provisions of the "new Jersey Conservation Restriction and Historic Preservation Restriction Act" N.J.S.A. 13:8B-5 and 6
APPLICANT: West Windsor Parking Authority
FILE NUMBER: File No. 1113-11-0002.4
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Release and Modification of a Conservation Restriction
MUNICIPALITY: West Windsor Township
PROJECT ADDRESS: Block: 6 Lots:33 and 16.02
HEARING DATE: January 26, 2016
HEARING TIME: 7:00 pm
HEARING LOCATION: West Windsor Parking Authority, 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite 24, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
The Division of Land Use Regulation invites the public to attend the Public Hearing and present comments on the release and modification to the conservation restricted area or submit written comments postmarked within fifteen(15) days following the Public Hearing to:
Division of Land Use Regulation
Mail Code 501-02A
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
DATE OF THIS NOTICE: December 17, 2015
WWPA BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The West Windsor Parking Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on November 11, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in our office located at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
WWPA BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The West Windsor Parking Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on October 14, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in our office located at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite #24, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
RIDE SHARE PERMIT LOT
Due to reconfiguration, Ride Share permit holders will no longer have a specific space number reserved for their exclusive use. Instead, Ride Share permit holders can only park in front of a Ride Share sign.
As has always been the case, the allocation of designated Ride Share spaces will be reserved for your use until 10:00 AM on weekdays. Your Ride Share permit must be displayed as proof of your entitlement to park in a Ride Share space.
At this time, all Ride Share spaces are occupied. Therefore, if you want a Ride Share permit, please print and complete the application and mail it to WWPA, P.O. Box 58, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 and you be placed on a waitlist.
WWPA BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The West Windsor Parking Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in our offices located at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite #24, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
NEW PAY MACHINES (remember your license plate)
New PAY BY LICENSE PLATE machines have been installed on both Wallace Road and Station Drive Daily Pay Lots. Rates are still $5 per day, but we have extended that to provide up to 24 consecutive hours of parking. The use of tokens and parking cards has been discontinued, as these convenient machines accept bills as well as most debit and credit cards. Each of 10 new machines is accompanied by detailed signs and prompts to guide you through the pre-payment of parking for 1 to 14 consecutive days. For more information please go to the Parking Info tab above.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO USE A LARGER BILL THAN NECESSARY FOR YOUR PURCHASE: NO CHANGE GIVEN.
STAY TUNED FOR THE SMART PHONE APP!
A smart phone app has been selected to provide yet another way to pay for daily parking. The app will be launched by year's end as a pilot in the Vaughn lot. Assuming success, the app will then be launched in the Wallace and Station Drive Daily Pay Lots in the first quarter of 2016. Yes, the new app will work in conjunction with the new pay stations so that parkers can remotely extend their parking visits.
TOKEN AND WWPA PARKING CARD REFUNDS
Refunds are available for any leftover tokens and parking card balances submitted to the Authority by October 31, 2015. For detailed instructions, please see signs posted at the new pay stations or go to REFUNDS under the Parking Info tab above.
NOTICE TO WEST WINDSOR RESIDENTS
The Wallace Permit Lot will be closed Saturday July 25th and Sunday July 26th for paving. Residents that do not have a parking permit and need to park on Saturday/Sunday can park in the Vaughn Permit Lot only. Any vehicle found parked in the Wallace Permit Lot will be towed to Al's Sunoco at the customer's expense.
Thanks for your cooperation as we improve your facility.
WWPA BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The West Windsor Parking Authority Board Meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in our offices located at 64 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite #24, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
NOTICE TO WALLACE PERMIT LOT CUSTOMERS
The Wallace permit lot will soon be completely repaved. Work will start in early July and should be completed by month's end.
Work will be arranged to minimize the number of spaces closed for construction at any one time, but the heaviest work will cause some short term inconvenience. Permit holders unable to secure a space during construction can park in the Vaughn permit lot where license plates properly registered under Wallace permit lot "virtual permits" will be accepted for parking.
Thanks for your cooperation as we improve your facility.
Father's Day Food Truck Fête
An event you won't want to miss. It is being held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm to 5 pm in the Vaughn Lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor, NJ. Admission is $3 and children 2 and under are free. There will be music, children's activities, delicious food and more.
Please visit our facebook page "West Windsor Parking Authority" for more information.
West Windsor Parking Authority incurs the expense to patrol the parking lots but parking violation fees are set by the Township and payments are made directly to the West Windsor Municipal Court. The fee is the same regardless of the infraction and the Court will not waive the infraction due to user input error. It is extremely important to make sure you enter the correct space number when parking your vehicle.
NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENT VAUGHN LOT PERMIT HOLDERS
Effective with the quarterly payment due by January 15, 2015 for the upcoming February/March/April 2015 quarter, non-residents will be charged the same rate as they would pay for parking on NJ Transit property – currently $195 per quarter.
While having continued predictable access to parking, this will allow non-residents to avoid the hassle of what is currently a four-year wait list for permit parking on NJ Transit property – the Alexander Permit Lot.
Please note that those who pay automatically through on-line banking must edit their bill-pay arrangements to increase the quarterly payment for $120 to $195.
Separate instructions will be issued by email directly to those customers who have prepaid for the upcoming quarter(s).
Please be reminded that the Alexander Road driveway is configured to provide left and right turns into the parking lot from Alexander Road and a right turn only onto Alexander Road. For the safety of our permit holders and others we ask that all permit holders, daily parking customers and others using our lots respect the signs and striping at the intersection.
The Alexander Road entrance to the Vaughn Drive permit lot is now open. Please note when exiting the parking lot directly to Alexander Road you can only make a right hand turn onto Alexander Road.
Daily parkers needing to purchase a $5 day permit - please proceed to the attendant's booth at the lower Vaughn lot entrance off Vaughn Drive.
The West Windsor Parking Authority thanks you for your patience.
Ride Share Permits
Ride Share spaces are available at the Princeton Jct. Train Station and permit holders are assigned a specific numbered parking space within the ride share parking permit area. You must have at least two (2) occupants every time you arrive at the lot. For further information and to request a spot please contact us at 609-799-3130.
Customer-Initiated Requests for Suspension of Permit Parking Privileges (and Payments)
As a matter of policy, the Authority will grant customer-initiated requests for suspension of permit parking privileges (and associated payments) for any given permit holder:
- only when such a request is received in writing by the Authority prior to the date on which payment is due for the applicable quarter;
- only once in any given 24 month period; and
- only in a full quarterly increment (according to the applicable permit schedule)
Customers are not required to explain the reasons for which a suspension of permit parking privileges is requested.
For administrative reasons, customers granted a suspension of permit parking privileges will not be guaranteed reactivation of a particular permit number or, if applicable, a particular permit parking space.
The established schedule of late fees will apply to customers failing to make timely payment of the applicable permit fee for the quarter immediately following the quarter for which a suspension has been granted.Customers failing to make timely payment of such fees will be considered as having abandoned their permit parking privilege; in such event, the customer must reapply and will be wait-listed (if applicable) for permit parking privileges.
Note: Upon request, permit customers on voluntary suspended status at the time of adoption of this policy (the Authority’s June 2014 meeting) will be afforded one quarterly suspension of permit privileges consistent with the above policy but without regard to any previous period for which a suspension had been granted.
WE HAVE MOVED
Effective June 4, 2014 the office of the West Windsor Parking Authority relocated to Unit #24 at the rear of Windsor Plaza located at 64 Princeton-Hightstown Road. Our phone number, email and website (www.westwindsorpa.com) has remained the same as well as our mailing address (P.O. Box 58, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550) for those who mail quarterly payments.
Permit Hang Tags Replaced with “Virtual Permits” for the Wallace Lot
Effective on May 1, 2014, Township residents authorized to park in the Wallace Lot will NO LONGER receive or be required to display permit hang tags. Instead, entitlement to park in the Wallace Lot will be monitored and strictly enforced through a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system using mobile license plate scanners and a data base of license plate numbers properly registered under customer accounts. As a reminder, any parked vehicle bearing license plates that are not properly registered under a Wallace Lot permit account will be subject to a citation (currently $60).
Please double check your account information for correct license plate numbers, and always follow proper vehicle registration procedures as set forth at www.westwindsorpa.com. Note that special instructions are provided to allow for temporary, short-term registration of plate numbers associated with rental cars, borrowed vehicles, etc. Also keep in mind that, in the case of multiple vehicles registered under a particular account, only one vehicle is permitted to park under that account at any given time.
This change will improve our efficiency while eliminating customer concerns over lost or stolen permits; and citations for improper display or failure to display a permit will no longer be necessary. In addition, this improvement will allow for better management of limited parking resources to ensure availability to those who have paid for parking and followed proper procedures.
Bicycle Registration now available with WWBPA and the WW Police
Do you bike in West Windsor? Want to prevent your bicycle from being stolen, especially at the train station and other public parking locations? Want to increase the chance of recovering your bike if it is stolen? Consider participating in the free bicycle registration program being offered by WWBPA and the West Windsor Police Department.
WWBPA and WWPD are launching the free program this month as a service to everyone who bikes in West Windsor. It’s similar to the program offered at Princeton University for riders on campus and commuters at the Princeton Dinky Station. For more information please go to http://westwindsorpolice.com/bicyclereg.htm or http://wwbpa.org/home/bike-registration/
Important Notice For Permit Holders
West Windsor now uses License Plate Recognition ("LPR") technology to scan license plates as part of its daily enforcement routine. Do your part to avoid a ticket.
- Permit holders must maintain their plates and replace plates that are bent, scratched or otherwise no longer "reflective".
- Keep your plates unobstructed by trailer hitches, EZ Pass holders, affiliation symbols and decorations.
- For vehicles not bearing front plates, be certain not to pull through a row when parking; plates must face the drive aisle adjacent to the parking space.
Parking Permit Payment Reminder...
Permit holders are responsible to pay on-line or ensure that full payment for the coming quarter is received by the Authority no later than the 15th of the month prior to the new quarter. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a holiday, please ensure the payment is received in the Parking Authority Office prior to the 15th to avoid a late fee.
PERMIT HOLDERS MUST KEEP LICENSE PLATE INFO CURRENT OR RISK GETTING A TICKET... Enforcement procedures check license plates against permit numbers.
Whether its a new car, a loaner, a rental or a company car, and even if its just for one day, permit holders are responsible to make sure that all license plates used under a permit are properly registered with the West Windsor Parking Authority. It is not enough to merely display a permit; a parked vehicle bearing a license plate that is not properly registered under that permit will be ticketed without warning.
Detailed instructions are provided within this website, and further assistance may be obtained by contacting the West Windsor Parking Authority at 609-799-3130.
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN POLICY REGARDING LATE PERMIT PAYMENTS
Effective for Payments Due on or after January 15, 2011
In response to recent customer requests, the Authority has modified its policies to avoid penalizing permit customers with the hardships of suspension and/or termination of permit privileges in the event of late payments.
Every permit holder remains responsible to ensure receipt by the Authority of a permit payment by the due date. Late payments will continue to result in a schedule of late fees that have been changed as follows. Payment of the applicable late fee (now the same for all permit categories) shall be required to maintain uninterrupted permit parking privileges, meaning that the new permit may not be issued until the applicable late fee is received by the Authority.
First Offense: $50 Subsequent Offenses: $100
A “Subsequent Offense” is defined as any event of late payment occurring within three (3) years of a previous event of late payment.
As a result of these changes, second offenders will no longer be subject to a three (3) month suspension of permit parking privileges and third offenders will no longer be dropped from the permit parking program (which heretofore required returning to the bottom of the wait list).