New Downtown Birmingham introduces credit card friendly meters

Earlier travelers used to carry change or coins for parking and sometimes they forgot to bring the change. Now new technology has introduced for the ease of travelers in New Downtown Birmingham 20th Street


Downtown travelers close Birmingham City Hall have more alternatives with new stopping meters that acknowledge Mastercards or credit cards. 
Lines of meters along the stretch of twentieth Street between City Hall and Linn Park debuted today as part a three-month pilot venture. 
"This is a trial system at no expense to the city," said Greg Dawkins, Birmingham's activity engineer. "This is to analyze new technology or methods in meters for the ease of travelers." 
The street before City Hall was incidentally shut today as activity specialists introduced the new gear. 
City authorities in 2011 additionally explored different avenues regarding option meters along the piece close City Hall. 
In those days, the city introduced five booths where drivers purchased time, then printed out the receipts. In any case, the investigation was brief and customary meters were returned. 
Not at all like the past endeavor, the new developed meters introduced today appear to be identical as the recognizable, old fashioned machines. 
The new stopping meters land in the meantime the city plans to twofold the rates for downtown stopping meters. The additional charges are relied upon to raise an additional $1 million a year. 
The city midpoints $1.2 million in stopping meters charges and expects gathering $2.2 million in the 2015 monetary year, which starts July 1. 
City authorities have said the new income created would help pay for new vandal-evidence meters, as a well as work force to uphold stopping principles.
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