Due to construction, the Alexander Road entrance to the Vaughn Drive permit lot will remain closed until further notice Vaughn permit holders will still be able to access the lot from the Vaughn Drive entrance.
June 18, 2014
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 ARE MOVING
Effective June 4, 2014 the office of the West Windsor Parking Authority will be relocating to Unit #24 at the rear of Windsor Plaza located at 64 Princeton-Hightstown Road. Our phone number, email and website (www.westwindsorpa.com
) will remain the same as will our mailing address (P.O. Box 58, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550) for those who mail quarterly payments.
We will have limited access to phones, files and computers during the move, and we apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
This is a friendly reminder to those who plan on parking in the Vaughn Lot over the Summer weekends. The Farmers' Market opening day is May 3, 2014 through Thanksgiving weekend. During this time, the Parking Authority asks permit holders not to park in the center aisle in the lower portion overnight on Fridays or on Sundays.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
Gated Entry To Vaughn Lot
Entry into the Vaughn Lot from the roundabout is only open for the morning rush hour. As a reminder, only PERMIT HOLDERS can use this entrance. The gate will be closed by mid-morning each day. This access can NOT be used as an exit at ANY TIME. The gate will re-open at 5 am each work day. Those paying for daily parking must continue to use the Vaughn Drive entrance.
The expanded Vaughn Lot is opening on December 1, 2013.
Daily commuters can only use the current Vaughn Drive entrance to the Vaughn Drive Lot. All commuters from Route 1 must turn left onto Vaughn Drive and enter the lot from the Vaughn Drive entrance.
Permit holder commuters approaching from the Alexander Roundabout can enter the Vaughn Drive lot from the Alexander Road entrance.
Daily pay parkers from the Alexander Roundabout must turn right at the light onto Vaughn Drive and use the Vaughn Drive entrance.
Vaughn Drive is the only EXIT from the lot. You cannot exit directly onto Alexander Road. Please exit via Vaughn Drive.
600 New Commuter Parking Spaces Set to Open by December 1st
West Windsor, N. J. -- Township residents and other commuters will soon find 600 new parking spaces developed on Alexander Road as an extension of the Vaughn Drive commuter parking lot. The new lot will provide added accessibility to mass transit at the Princeton Junction at West Windsor rail station which is the fourth busiest commuter station in New Jersey.
The project is a result of the joint efforts of West Windsor Township and the West
Windsor Parking Authority. This additional parking will erase long standing waitlists, provide reasonably priced parking permits for Township residents, and reduce wait time for new applicants to a reasonably predictable period of less than one year.
The project provides for much more than additional parking. As approved by the NJ
Department of Environmental Protection, the paved parking lot actually is a " cap" providing remediation of the former compost site on which it is located. Remarkably, this remediation has been done at no cost to the Township. In fact, the Parking Authority is leasing the project site from the Township for a minimum ground lease rent of $50,000 per year plus a potential share of net positive cash flow that will actually help to offset other Township expenses.
Mayor Shing- Fu Hsueh stated, " This project takes unproductive Township property and remediates it for beneficial use. It provides revenue to both the Parking Authority and the Township and more parking for West Windsor residents." Andy Lupo, Chair of the West Windsor Parking Authority added, " The property presented a perfect extension of parking for commuters. It was a good partnership.
The Parking Authority will be issuing permit invitations to Township residents on waitlists. Questions concerning parking opportunities should be directed to the West Windsor Parking Authority at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-799- 3130.
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
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.
Rideshare spaces are available at the Princeton Jct. Train Station and permit holders are assigned a specific numbered parking space within the rideshare 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.
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).