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Credit-Card Reading Meters To Be Fully Installed This March

More than 1,200 credit-card reading meters will be installed around the city by March 17.

Credit-Card Reading Meters To Be Fully Installed This March
Come March, Evanston residents can finally leave their change at home.

Crews have installed more than 200 credit-card reading parking meters around the city so far, and officials plan to finish replacing all of the city's coin-only meters by the end of March.

The city contracted with Duncan Technologies last year to provide new, credit-card reading single-space meters on the streets and to replace single-space meters in city lots with pay stations, according to a city memo. 

By December 2013, Duncan Technologies had installed 148 single-space meters in various business districts, and the city had received a delivery of 1,200 single-space meters, according to the memo. Crews will resume installing the meters in February, with the goal of completing the process by March 10. 

Multi-space pay stations are expected to be delivered on march 10 and installed by March 17, according to the memo. Installation will begin with the busiest districts downtown, move to the southern business districts and conclude with the northern business districts. 

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