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Somerville's Magoun Square gets credit card-accepting meters

Posted by Jarret Bencks  March 14, 2013 11:52 AM

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A new pilot program featuring parking meters that accept credit cards is underway in Magoun Square.

The 30 new meters accept quarters or credit cards and are solar powered. Similar meters were installed in Union Square and Davis Square in 2011.

In a statement, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone said the program is a step toward revamping meters citywide.

"I hope this pilot program will set the groundwork to overhaul our entire meter fleet," he said, "thereby making residents' and visitor and business owners' interactions with our parking system easier and more efficient."

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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