Plastic now accepted at most Greater Downtown parking meters

No need to search around for spare change to feed parking meters in parts of Detroit anymore – on Tuesday, the city became one of the first in the nation to accept credit and debit cards at its new multispace meters, which were installed back in July.

Currently, there are 162 parking meters installed in the Central Business District, New Center and Wayne State University areas; the city will add 13 more next year. Each of these new “high tech pay stations” can cover up to 10 parking spots.

In addition to using credit cards at the new pay stations, individuals can also purchase a meter card from the city’s Municipal Parking Department. Sold in $10, $15 and $20 denominations, the meter cards work like a store gift card in that you pay up-front for the card and then, each time you use the card at a station, the parking fee is subtracted.

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