Fresno looks to upgrade parking with 'smart meters'

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno is working to upgrade its parking meters, including the ones downtown.

Right now, city leaders are taking bids for a project to install "smart meters" which would accept credit and debit cards as payment instead of coins only.

Bids are due mid-March, and city spokesperson Mark Standriff says more than a dozen vendors have already expressed interest.

If council members approve the funding, we could have new meters downtown by late summer.

The city council is also considering the creation of a "parking authority" to control all city parking operations and infrastructure
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