In April, 40 percent of customers were using their credit cards to pay for parking at Bethesda’s “smart” parking meters. The Division of Parking Management (DPM) installed the new meters at the end of February, which are the first in the County to accept credit card payment.
Not only are credit card payments proving to be more convenient and popular, they are also saving the County money. Since the number of people who pay for parking with coins has significantly decreased, DPM was able to cut contract collection of coins from meters to just three days a week.
More information on the new meters is available on the Division of Parking Management’s website.