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VIDEO: Parking Meters from the Future

February 23, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

After a two year test phase, the City of St. Paul plans to spend $1.3 million to replace downtown parking meters. The new devices will be the same multi-space kiosk meters like in downtown Minneapolis. The St. Paul Public Works department expects a 5 percent uptick in revenue with the newer technology, less repair, and the added convenience of credit card use.

St. Paul Public Information Officer Dave Hunt says the city is responding to business leaders in the downtown and choosing technology that caters to consumer habits.

 

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