Have you heard? That there will now be a new parking card for Boston parking meters? Of course it’s starting out as a trial…
HOWEVER, no more scrounging around for long lost coins under the car seats.
“Mayor Thomas M. Menino will introduce a parking debit card today to give drivers another option at 7,200 Boston meters that until now were coin-only.”
Designed to be swiped at the time of parking and again when leaving, so you will only have to pay for the amount of time spent parked in the spot. (YAY! No money goes to waste! The downfall, Boston still only allows two hour parking, so is it making that much of a difference?)
“The prepaid cards can be purchased at City Hall and the city’s tow lot or online in increments from $5 to $100. Unlike the MBTA’s CharlieCard, the Boston Meter Card will not be re-loadable from home, though officials said they hope to add that feature.”
Read the rest of the article here.
The question is….is this even worth the trouble, being that you have to move your car every two hours?
What are your thoughts Boston?