- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Parking Authority has settled a lawsuit brought by a woman who uses a wheelchair and claimed newly installed parking kiosks were too tall for her to use.

Debra Stemmler sued in May after she received a ticket for not paying for an on-street parking space. She had left a note on her dashboard explaining that the push buttons on the kiosk were too high for her to reach from her wheelchair.

Online court documents show the lawsuit was settled Tuesday, though the parking authority and Stemmler’s attorney haven’t disclosed terms.

An official with Cale America Inc. of Tampa, Florida, had previously said the company would lower the pay stations in response to the lawsuit. The company installed the multi-space pay stations under a $7 million contract with the parking authority.


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