- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is installing a parking system that uses technology tied to license plates in an effort to improve enforcement efficiency and increase options for payment.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1Ju07rb ) the city also is weighing a proposal that would set varying - and in most cases steeper - hourly meter rates.

Detroit’s Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown says the city has begun installing the first of about 500 “pay-by-plate” parking kiosks. The rest are to be in place by month’s end. Brown says: “People should not be getting tickets if you’ve got all of these options to pay.”

Meanwhile, a City Council subcommittee is studying a proposal to establish new meter rates and allow changing pricing during special programs, including concerts or sporting events. A public hearing is July 27.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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