New plan lets residents pay for state beaches at meters

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The fees will be for visitors parking from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. (Credit: News 12 )

There is a new plan to let Long Island residents use parking meters at some state beaches.

Visitors will be able to bypass crowded toll plazas and pay by cash, credit or debit card.

George Gorman, the regional director of the New York State Parks Department, says the new meters are meant to be convenient for park visitors, not a hindrance.

The fees will be for visitors parking...

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