As you probably know, Springfield parking garage is under construction, so it's missing a lot of spaces.
The other morning, it was packed solid--not a space to be found at 8:45 a.m.
Lots of cars were wandering around, so a lot of us gave up and parked at the end of the rows, NOT in a handicapped space and NOT blocking traffic, just not in a marked space.
The end of every row on the 6th deck had already been filled with overflow cars, so I parked on the 5th deck in the same way.
I got back that night to find a $50 parking ticket. When I looked around, I saw every other car parked the way mine was also had a ticket.
It just seems ridiculous that I paid to park there, AND I paid to ride Metro AND then I got a .
I'm not really sure what we are expected to do if there are no legit spaces left in the garage during rush hour (It's not like there is a larger garage around.)
I recognize I wasn't in a real spot, but during construction there should be some leniency.It's like someone thought, hey here's a way to make some extra money. It's like biting the hand that feeds you. They just don't get it.
What do you gain by punishing your regular customers?