Parking meters installed in Nob HillJuly 31st, 2013 at 7:22 pm by KRQE News 13 Webdesk under News
The city installed 40 new single-head parking meters along Central Avenue in Nob Hill. The new meters allow users to pay with coins or credit cards. Albuquerque has never had single-head meters that accepted credit cards, according to a news release from the city.
The meters are environmentally friendly, using a solar panel and rechargeable back-up battery packs to maximize ongoing power, the city says. Notifications will also be sent immediately from the machines when problems arise such as card reader malfunctions and coin jams.
The meters are currently in a pilot phase for 180 days. Users can give feedback at http://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/meter-parking/.
The city said there was no coast to install the meters.