Parking at a meter in downtown Minneapolis can be tough — remembering to plug it before it expires, finding an open meter and then tracking down its pay station. But soon, paying for that coveted parking spot may get easier.
The Department of Public Safety is urging Minnesota residents who have homes heated with natural gas to clear their meters of ice and snow.
Minneapolis crews have fixed the on-street parking pay stations that were out of service in downtown Minneapolis.
The days of searching the floor of your car for quarters are, for the most part, over in Minneapolis. Installation of new computerized parking meters will be finished by the end of October, completing a two-year process.
Like downtown before it, uptown will get new solar-powered, credit-card friendly parking stations.
Downtown meters are getting an upgrade. The city of Minneapolis says they’ve installed 36 more pay stations this month, replacing the old, coin-operated meters downtown.
New parking meters in downtown Minneapolis mean drivers may never have to fumble around for loose change in downtown Minneapolis, but they won’t be able to circle around looking for free time on a meter, either.