Durham parking meters may soon accept credit cards

Posted June 18, 2014

— Durham residents will soon be able to use their credit cards at parking meters under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate.

Similar parking machines are installed in Raleigh.

The machines would offer a convenient payment method for credit card users who park on Durham’s streets.

“It’s a fairly straightforward local bill,” said sponsor Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham. “It would allow the city of Durham to offer the various methods of payment for on-street parking, including machines where you can use your credit card.”

The bill cleared the chamber without controversy and will be sent back to the House. As a local bill, it does not need the governor’s signature to become law.


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  • Fanny Chmelar Jun 18, 2014
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    "As a local bill, it does not need the governor’s signature to become law."

    Yet. I'm sure when he catches wind the GA will draft up something. /sarcasm

  • Earth Brooks Jun 18, 2014

    Makes sense to me since not may people have money any more. I told a panhandler the other day that he should look into accepting cards if he wanted to stay in business.

  • Dave Roth Jun 18, 2014
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    How about pay by text? That would probably be more secure. But I have to congratulate the state senate, and welcome them to the 1990s.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 18, 2014

    How long before someone then finds a way to attach or install a gizmo within them that will capture all the CC info so they can use the cards of others indiscriminately until caught or otherwise stopped?
    No thanks.