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Sep 17, 2010

Parking Meters

Migration Watch: Plastic for Parking

Nothing can ruin your day like watching a meter maid place a ticket under your windshield wiper as you run towards your car with a fistful of change. Luckily, cities across the U.S. have realized the inconvenience of using coins to pay at parking meters and are starting to transition to payment card-accepting meters.

A new card-accepting meter in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.

A new payment card-accepting meter in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Just this week, the city of Madison, Wisconsin, unveiled new, card accepting meters for those who don’t have cash or coins and need to park downtown. According to Mary Carbine, Executive Director for Downtown Madison, Inc., “Now it’s going to be so much more convenient for the customer. You don’t have to carry a lot of change or worry if you have enough change. You can use a credit or debit card, which is how a lot of people pay for things these days.”

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Posted by: Liz Nunan, Visa Corporate Relations on September 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm