Pay-by-phone coming for Chicago parking meters

March 9, 2014 (CHICAGO)

The new pay-by-cell program will be introduced as part of a pilot program in the downtown area this spring, and then rolled out throughout the City.

Drivers will be able to enter their meter number and amount of time into a smart phone application.

The program is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's renegotiated parking contract.

Last week, Emanuel announced that motorists and the city saved about $2.1 million in the last six months of 2013 under the revised contract.

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