JERSEY CITY - The Jersey City Parking Authority is testing out new parking meters on Montgomery Street, between Warren and Greene streets. The new meters will accept credit cards, in addition to coin payments. The meters do not take debit cards, however.
The new meters became fully functional on Wednesday, September 12 and will be tested over a 90-day trial period. During this trial, the Jersey City Parking Authority will determine whether coin usage decreases enough to warrant installing more credit card meters elsewhere in the city.
If the pilot is successful, this new parking meter could replace many of the antiquated coin operated meters now utilized throughout the city. The city will not incur any charges for the new meters or credit card data during the 90-day trial period.
"The city is looking to implement new technologies that will help provide more efficient and convenient parking alternatives for our residents, businesses and visitors," said Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy. "We encourage our residents and visitors to use these new meters and provide feedback so we can further improve our parking meter system throughout the city."
A spokeswoman for Healy said the new meters are not similar to the pay stations that were installed in the Jersey City Heights, which several residents said did not operate properly.