Project Access nets 48 tickets

ALBANY COUNTY — On Black Friday, Guilderland Police issued five of the 48 tickets for parking in spaces meant for handicapped drivers.

The countywide initiative, dubbed “Project Access,” involved 13 police agencies.

The most tickets, 24, were issued by Albany Police, followed by Colonie Police at 13 and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at six.

Altamont Police participated but issued no tickets.                         

The 48 tickets represent a total of $7,989 in fines to be paid.

Since the program began on Dec. 7, 1994, fifty-two enforcement details have been conducted, resulting in a total of 2,512 summonses being issued and a total of $301,679 in fines being levied.

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