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 Tom Pogue, Community Relations Manager   240.777.7155
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 Patrons utilizing credit cards for payment with new “smart” parking meters in Bethesda


The Division of Parking Management reports that in the first month of operation, approximately 35 percent of patrons using the new “smart” parking meters in Bethesda were paying for their parking with a credit card. These new meters, which were installed at the end of February of this year, are the first in the county to accept credit card payment.

Because of the high usage of credit cards, the amount of coins in the meters is substantially lower. As a result, Parking Management has been able to reduce it's daily contracted coin collection operation to three days a week, providing savings to County operating expenses.

For more information on the new meters, see the February 28 MCDOT News announcement or visit the Division of Parking Management’s website.


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