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Saturday, July 18, 2009
New Parking Meter System for Kansas City
Nice little parking meter machines that will keep track of your vehicle - what a treat!
Curbside parking in Downtown is getting modernized. The city is now testing Pay and Display parking stations. The system, widely used in other cities, replaces individual parking meters with pay stations that print a receipt for motorists to display on the dashboard. Pay and Display reduces costs by using one machine to service many parking spots. It also increases compliance with parking laws by eliminating the situation where people take advantage of meters with time remaining. The new machines also increase convenience for motorists by taking credit cards.
Photo by KC Star
The new system is currently being testing on Grand Boulevard and Walnut Street, between 11th and 12th Streets.