Possible Changes To City Parking Meters - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Possible Changes To City Parking Meters

SPOKANE, Wash. - Today the city planning department staff helped move Spokane one step closer to updating the city's metered parking. Staff members are proposing that demonstration models for new parking kiosks be placed in high volume downtown parking areas before this Christmas and would be in place for approximately 6 months to see if they would suit the city's needs.
 
If the city ends up going with an updated parking meter system the benefits could include being able to pay for parking with credit/debit cards, improve maintenance of parking meters, provide for better enforcement and may also include features such as mobile alerts to customers about expiring meter time via text messages to cell phones.
 
There are several systems that the city wants to test out before making any final decisions.
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