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Costly consequences-Installation rolls out new traffic code for WNY

12/03/15 12:00 AM

By Whitney Anderson
NSAW Public Affairs Office

For those refusing to comply with the traffic code there will now be costly consequences.

“Unlike in the past, we now have a program which will allow us to issue tickets with fines that will be processed through a federal court,” said Liddle. “We’ll have traffic court once a month for anyone who wants to protest a ticket.”

Traffic court will be held downtown with an assistant U.S. attorney and a federal judge.

Cars left at the Navy yard overnight will be ticketed unless a note is henceforward posted on the dashboard identifying the car to belong to an employee who is TAD. All personnel on TAD are instructed to park their vehicles in the lot south of 166 and obtain a letter from their command supervisor.

Liddle explained the new policy is not intended to add to the commuter complications, but serve as a deterrent for those who have been abusing the parking facilities.

“We took suggestions from tenants at the last three tenant executive councils and we’ve had our own internal working group to decide on these regulations,” said Liddle.

Parking at the Navy yard will continue to be open and free to all government and military personnel after hours as it has always been.

“With a CAC [or military] ID you will be allowed on base outside of the previously stated hours,” said Liddle. “So say someone who works at the Pentagon wants to park on base for a Nationals game one night, they can.”

Liddle said that any concerns or needed amendments to the traffic code will be discussed at the next quarterly TEC scheduled for February. More information regarding the new placards to rollout in March will be sent out in December. “Tiger teams” are set to go to high traffic areas around the installation, such as William III and the food court, to issue out the new placards during January and February so personnel will not have be inconvenienced by going to the visitor’s center to obtain them.

For more information and updates regarding the traffic code, personnel can refer to The Waterline or Naval Support Activity Washington’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NavalSupportActivityWashington.

For information on Metro Transit Subsidy benefits, visit www.whs.mil/mass-transportation-benefit-program.

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