Charleston, S.C. has completed a contactless overhaul of all 1,840 of the city’s parking meters, according to charleston.thedigital.com.
Instead of traditional coin fed machines, the new meters come equipped with smart card readers that accept quick and easy cashless payment. Citizens use special contactless parking passes that essentially function like debit cards. Users can load credit onto the cards at the Department of Traffic and Transportation and the Charleston Visitor Center Gift Shop.
To celebrate the project’s completion, the city will give away 100 of the payment cards (a $5 value) to the first 100 people who visit the Charleston Visitor Center Gift Shop.
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