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MARQUETTE, MI – The new on-street parking meters throughout Marquette’s Downtown District will officially go live beginning Monday, August 21, 2017. The approximately 365 modern parking meters feature smart technology, offering residents and visitors convenient payment options including coins, credit and debit cards and flexible stay times ranging from one to three to ten-hour parking limits depending on location. Parking time limits, rates, and enforcement hours are easily identified on each meter’s digital display screen and through additional meter signage.
The parking rate remains at 50 cents per hour; however, users may insert 25 cents and receive a half hour of time for shorter stays. The resulting meter turnover will improve parking availability and accessibility for users enjoying downtown’s businesses and amenities. For even more customer convenience, future plans also include offering “pay-by-phone” technology.