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City Council Smart Parking Meters

The city of Dubuque is going to test out smart parking meters. The Dubuque City Council approved a pilot program on Monday night, with opposition from council member Brett Shaw. Shaw believes this could affect low-income people in Dubuque because tickets will be given out more efficiently and not everyone is good at newer technology. Transportation Services Director, Renee Tyler, says the city plans to install 30 to 40 meters, which will allow users to pay for parking with coins, credit cards, or by phone, on two busy blocks on Main Street. The city will also set utilize kiosks for street parking and in parking lots. Tyler says she would support two hour parking meters in the 700 and 800 blocks of Main Street. Tyler said this pilot will go for at least 90 days, with no cost to the city for the first 60 days. Tyler hopes to start the pilot program in January 2020.

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