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Charge for time parked

Spokane is getting new meters that accept credit cards. Great. I rarely have enough change to cover lunch.

Zeroing out the meter after a car leaves seems fair enough. If the meter can tell when a car leaves, and it accepts credit cards, why can’t it charge the individual for only the minutes they were actually parked there?

James Lucke

Spokane


 

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