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Moving St. Louis Parking Into The 21st Century

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – As a series of meeting about parking in St. Louis wrapped up this week, Treasurer Tishaura Jones said lots of good ideas were thrown out that will “move parking in the city from the 19th to the 21st century.”

She told KMOX St. Louis is already moving towards next generation technologies, like the sun-powered meters in the Central West End that take credit cards. Also they’re experimenting with using alternate forms of payment and phone apps.

She said a Citizens Advisory Board will be created before Christmas to help officials evaluate companies biding for new technologies.

Another hot topic discussed was the lack of enforcement. Jones said, “they felt that there was too many expired meter tickets and not enough on other violations, like parking at bus stops and parking at yellow curbs.”

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