- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - State parks officials say they plan to expand the installation of automated payment entrance systems at parks across New York this year.

Robert Kuhn, an assistant regional director for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has been spearheading the effort for the agency. He tells The Saratogian (https://bit.ly/OcaJ98 ) that the first four automated systems where put in place two years ago, followed by 11 more in 2013.

Kuhn says nine more automated systems are in the works.

The systems are part of the agency’s effort to stretch already-thin financial and staffing resources. Parks officials say installing automated payment systems will free up someone who would otherwise be assigned to staffing a booth at a park entrance.

No fee hikes are planned this year for the state’s 179 parks and 34 historic sites.



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Information from: The Saratogian, https://www.saratogian.com

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