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Utah gets cashless parking meters
7 Dec 2011

Councils in this country thinking of implementing cashless parking meters may be paying close attention to a similar scheme in Utah.

The US state's Salt Lake City has recently purchased a host of machines that can be topped up with eMoney rather than coins in a bid to increase convenience for customers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

It is hoped that all the old meters will be replaced by next spring in time for the start of the tourism season.

However, the city's officials must now decide whether to bring in longer enforcement times and fees for the use of credit cards, as well as hikes for hourly rates.

Chief of staff David Everitt said the new meters will be a "powerful tool" in monitoring parking trends and reducing congestion.

Cashless parking meters may help to avoid the theft of coins from old-style machines, which is a common problem worldwide.

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