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NYC Drivers May Soon Be Able To Pay The Meter Using New App

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – How would you like to feed the meter without going outside?

Hoping to make parking more convenient, the city has issued a request for proposals for a pilot program which would allow drivers to pay Muni-Meters with a credit card using their cell phones.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports: Forget The Quarters

Motorists would first set up an account and then use an app or text message to enter the meter number and specify how much time you need.

The system will also alert motorists when their time is up so they could purchase more and avoid a ticket.

The city hopes to roll out the system at 300 spots by the spring.

Following the pilot program, the Department of Transportation will determine whether to implement the system citywide.

The pay-by-phone system is already in use in Washington and Atlanta.

What do you think of the payment system? Let us know below…

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