The so-called Pay and Display Stations are the latest in parking meter technology. "They’re solar operated and the biggest thing is they accept credit cards or coins." Transportation Department spokeswoman Linda Tucker says they’ve replaced parking meters around Cesar Chavez Park with nine new kiosks.
The way it works is, drivers find a parking space and then walk over to one of the Pay and Display Stations to pay with a credit card or quarters. "And then it will print out a receipt and you go back to your car and you display it in the curbside window."
Tucker says the new kiosks, which are on loan to the city for a six month trial period, will reduce coin counting and processing costs associated with standard parking meters.