Electronic pay stations replacing parking meters

A new parking paystation has been installed at the East Field House parking lot. Paystations offer more flexibility than meters because they accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards. The cost remains $1.50 per hour, and there is still a two-hour limit. Meter fees are required from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. The number of metered and permit spaces remains the same, but the placement of those spaces has changed somewhat.

To use the paystations, drivers should note the number of the parking stall where they've parked and enter it into the machine. Then, simply follow the on-screen instructions to pay for the permit, and place the permit on the driver's side dashboard of the car. Drivers should note that the machines are not able to provide change or refunds once money is inserted.

Paystations are already in operation in the Core West parking structure, Performing Arts, and Hahn Student Services parking lots. Because mechanical meters often become jammed, and are sometimes vandalized, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) anticipates replacing meters in as many as 20 locations over the next three years.