NEW JERSEY (1010 WINS) – There will soon be a few more spots to park in Hoboken as the city gets ready to switch out decades-old meters with cutting-edge multi-space meters.
Ten new meters will substitute the 90 single-space meters currently in place on the east side of Washington Street between Observer Highway and 8th Street.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer says the new meters will create twenty additional parking spaces in the city and reduce street clutter.
The meters are also more convenient for drivers providing them with more payment options including credit cards and coins. They could also be programmed to accept smart cards in the future.
The meters are also equipped with vandal-resistant hardware and solar panels — which makes them environmentally-friendly since there won’t be any need to replace batteries on a weekly basis.
The roll-out of the new meters is expected to be completed within a week.