Parking meter fee increase taking effect

February 8, 2013 2:56:27 PM PST
After a month delay, Chicagoans are now starting to see higher parking meter rates.

Crews began installing new meters last weekend, raising the rates for more than 4,000 parking boxes across Chicago.

The highest increase is in the Loop, where it costs $6.50 an hour to park.

During the transition, drivers are only expected to pay the rate listed on each pay box.

All the new meters will be installed within 60 days.