NYC parking meters finally accepting credit cards again after Y2K-like bug

All of the city’s 14,000 parking meters can once again accept credit cards — five days after the service went down due to a Y2K-like glitch, city officials said Tuesday afternoon.

“New Yorkers now have every payment option available at each of our parking meters across the city,” Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement.

“Though this ‘Y2K2X’ software glitch fell in our laps, the administration quickly coordinated a plan to the fix this and the results are apparent today,” she said.

Department of Transportation officials first became aware of the bug last Thursday, Jan. 2 — the day the meters were programmed to stop collecting card payments.

Workers had to go through all of the meters one by one to fix the software.