New Parking Meters Make Sacramento Debut: The plasticization of America continues.
Nine new solar-powered machines around Cesar Chavez Park and City Hall will accept credit cards and coins as part of a 6-month trial. People purchase tickets and place the receipts on their dashboards. The goal is to reduce costs and maintenance, according to officials.
This would be handy if it re-charged your credit card when the meter ran out rather than leave you vulnerable to a ticket. But then how would you stop it?
And solar-powered? Does that mean parking is free on overcast days?