Pay stations simplify parking in Moore Square
Posted May 20, 2010 4:12 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Visitors to downtown Raleigh's Moore Square began paying for parking in a new way Thursday.
Pay stations, which serve as on place to pay for multiple parking spots have been installed around the square at the request of nearby businesses.
Each parking space is numbered, and a single pay station handles payments for several spaces within a block. The stations are already in use in other parts of downtown.
The pay stations don't require payments between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. weekdays and on weekends, when on-street parking is free, but people arriving after 6 a.m. weekdays can pre-pay for their parking, with the pay stations charging against the payment after 8 a.m.
Downtown visitors can use the stations to pay for parking time in 15-minute increments, from 25 cents for 15 minutes up to $2 for two hours, depending on how much time is allowed for a particular parking space.
The pay stations accept change and Visa and Mastercard payments. The minimum payment amount for credit card users is $1.