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Annapolis installing credit card parking meters

Tuesday - 7/30/2013, 11:09pm  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- It will soon be more convenient -- and more expensive -- to park in the Historic District in Annapolis.

City crews on Tuesday started replacing coin-operated parking meters with credit card-swiping machines. The new Smartmeters will accept both plastic and coins.

The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/18LGdIe) that the old meters cost $1 an hour. The rate for the new digital meters will be $2 an hour. The maximum time allowed will remain at two hours.

City officials expect the installation of nearly 300 meters will be completed this week.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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