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Drivers may now use pay-by-plate to park

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Tai Moses

The city’s parking division has converted pay stations to new “pay-by-plate” technology, which offers “a simplified, more flexible, on-street parking experience that uses less paper and saves time for customers,” according to the division. Drivers simply enter their vehicle’s license plate number at the pay station instead of retrieving a sticker to display on their vehicle window. As opposed to pay-by-space technology, pay-by-plate enables drivers to move to another space and still use whatever time they may have remaining. Other street parking system enhancements announced last month include expanding parking time limits to 10 hours per session and offering customers the ability to pay for parking with the Google Maps app via Google Pay, a new payment option alongside Austin’s mobile payment app Park ATX.

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