I-Team: Commuters Say They’re Being Ripped Off In MBTA Parking Lots

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BOSTON (CBS) – The only thing worse than finding a ticket on your windshield after a long commute home, is finding a ticket when you know you’ve paid for your parking. “I think it’s horrible,” said Kim McLeod who commutes from Wilmington to Boston. “This is near extortion,” said Rick Marra whose wife commutes from Ashland to Boston.

We are talking about cash payment systems used at many of the commuter rail parking lots around the state. Drivers place four dollars in cash in a slot that corresponds with their parking space. The question is, does this system work?

The I-Team spoke with 16 commuters who all say they have been repeatedly ticketed even though they are sure they paid the money. They are also sure they placed the money in the correct slot. Garret Diggins commutes every day from Grafton to State Street Bank…

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