Parking meter installations to begin in Samoa

Samoa’s Cabinet has given the Land Transport Authority the greenlight to install parking meters in the Apia town area and other public places.

The reform has long been on the drawing board, according to a release from the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

At a press conference this week, senior LTA senior officials acknowledged that with the Cabinet’s blessing they will now proceed with the preparation and installation of parking meters set to be up and running in 2018.

“Apia is a rapidly growing economy and can quickly turn into a traffic nightmare for the downtown area if traffic is not managed properly,” said LTA’s Assistant Chief Executive Mataafa Sepilini Poufa.

“With the growing number of vehicles year in and year out, the parking meters will somewhat alleviate the overcrowding of public parking spaces, minimize traffic congestions as well as traffic accidents.”

If all goes well, the meters should be commissioned sometime in 2018.


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