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Some motorists who parked on Fifth Avenue on Thursday and paid using the MeterFeeder smartphone app got an unpleasant surprise --- parking tickets.
McKeesport police Chief Adam Alfer said the tickets were issued in error by a new officer who was unfamiliar with how MeterFeeder works. The glitch will not happen again, he said.
MeterFeeder allows motorists to pay for parking at a metered space, without putting coins into the meter. The city began using the app in 2017. Homestead, Braddock, Dormont, Sewickley and other towns also use the app.
Any motorists who received a parking ticket in error should bring the citation to the police chief's office, second floor of the Public Safety Building, 201 Lysle Blvd., and the ticket will be waived, Alfer said.
Originally published March 02, 2020.