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New parking meters go live in downtown Oklahoma City

New electronic parking meters went live Monday in downtown Oklahoma City. People using the meters place printed receipts on their dashboards to show they paid for their parking space.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: July 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm •  Published: July 16, 2012
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The first set of new electronic parking meter stations went live Monday in downtown Oklahoma City and brought a rate increase with them.

The so-called “pay-and-display” parking meters will soon be a fixture around downtown Oklahoma City but went live only around Myriad Gardens on Monday. The meters represent a change in the way parking is done downtown in the city, which was the birthplace of the first parking meter 77 years ago.

The streets around Myriad Gardens had been temporarily free for parking until Monday's switch to the new meters, but city workers and volunteers were around the park Monday to spread the word that the meters are now in use.

“Last week we started putting out fliers letting them know it was coming, because so many people had become accustomed to parking for free,” said Debi Holtzclaw, parking manager for the city's Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.

Meters print receipts

The new, solar-powered meter stations accept coins and credit and debit cards and dispense receipts. Drivers put the receipts on their dashboard, where it must be visible to parking enforcement officers from the outside.

The minimum cost is 75 cents for a half-hour, up 25 cents from before.

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