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Bucks County's parking garage fee collection put on hold


Bucks County’s plan to start charging for use of its parking garages has been put on hold, officials said.

The two facilities, one at Broad and Union streets, and the other at Broad and Court streets, were to begin implementing fees July 13, but it’s now likely to be sometime in August, said Larry King, public information director.

“We are still working out some issues with properly programming the equipment for each lot for weekday and weekend schedules, as well as working out the validation system for jurors and others,” said King, in an email.

Fees to park initially were set to begin April 1, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed that.

When fees do begin, the 1,000-space lot near the Justice Center, will cost $1 per hour, with a $5 maximum, Monday through Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A flat rate of $10 is charged for overnight parking, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The new 153-space parking center near the county’s administration building will cost 50 cents per hour, Monday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the cost is $1 per hour. All other hours are reserved for county use, officials said.

Parking in both garages is free on Sundays.