Kai Petainen writes that the downtown "Library Lot" parking structure so full on New Years Eve that when everyone went to leave it at once, the lines were so long that people's paid tickets ran out of time. This caused additional delays of up to 45 minutes on exit and confusion as people had to turn around to re-pay.
I have heard of previous times where other unattended structures (notably Liberty Square) have had similar problems with the prepaid ticket system in busy events. I look forward to a postmortem on this at the next Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board meeting, January 8, 2014 at noon.
@KaiPetainen are you out of the library lot now?— Edward Vielmetti (@vielmetti) January 1, 2014