FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has installed 146 new "Smart Parking Meters" in the Downtown Framingham Central Business District.
The new meters replace the old coin-operated ones that were removed for the recently completed downtown sidewalk renovations.
The new meters are smart meters and take both credit cards and coins.
The new meters are located in the Downtown Framingham central business district, on Concord Street, Hollis Street, Howard Street, Park Street and Union Avenue
Metered parking fees are $1.25 per hour or $2 for two hours.
Maximum parking time is two hours.
Framingham will enforce parking Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays and holidays are free.
According to information on the manufacturer's website, (IPS Group), the new M5™ Single Space Meters have advanced capabilities to handle Pay-by-Phone, Token, Permit, optional NFC/contactless payment, as well as software integration for real-time data, Parking Enforcement, Advanced Data Analysis and more. The units can be solar powered and managed via wireless network configuration.