- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Solar-powered vehicles could be cruising along Galveston’s seawall to help with parking enforcement.

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees is considering buying solar-powered electric vehicles to transport attendants to enforce parking fees.

The Galveston County Daily News (https://bit.ly/1t6Ji42 ) reported Tuesday that the park board recently tried out a loaner vehicle from a dealer. The $18,000 test vehicle has a solar panel on its roof, room for two passengers and a top speed of 25 mph.

Chairman Melvin Williams says the park board hopes to have a clear plan for its version of the program by spring break.

A pay-to-park system relying on smartphone apps began along Galveston’s seawall last year. Patrons can also buy annual stickers.

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, https://www.galvnews.com

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