New York Says Goodbye To Classic Parking Meters

Following the lead of many other U.S. cities, officials in New York are removing the last of the classic parking meters for a single space, according to The New York Times. Those gray metal meters will be completely replaced by solar-powered devices that are WiFi and credit card ready. The new meters can handle up to eight spaces at a time.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host: And today's last word in business marks the end of an era in New York City. City officials are altering the way that people pay for parking. Following the lead of many other American cities, officials are removing the last of those classic parking meters which serve a single space; that's according to the New York Times. Those gray metal meters are being completely replaced by solar-powered devices that are WiFi and credit card ready, and can handle up to eight spaces at a time. The new boxes even speak seven languages.

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