Cities Turn to Apps, Other Tech to Modernize Parking Payments

Government Technology: Along the busy restaurant district on East Passyunk Avenue, you can park in some spaces for three whole hours while you eat a leisurely dinner. All you’ll need is about four pounds of quarters to feed the meter.

That neighborhood, however, remains a holdout to the decades-old tradition of the coin-only meter. In the last 15 years, in Philadelphia and cities across the country, paying for street parking isn’t what it used to be. A technological revolution is underway — and more changes are coming soon.

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