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Dedham test drives new parking meters

Post Date: 09/19/2018 1:53 PM

Working with parking equipment vendor MPS, Dedham is testing out two advanced meters to gather information about parking usage, to raise awareness about new parking management technologies, and to collect feedback from residents, businesses, and visitors to Dedham Square.

As part of the pilot study, the MPS meters will be collecting payment and monitoring usage and turnover in four on-street spaces in front of 573 High Street.

The study will run through October, and its findings will be shared on this website, at a community meeting later this fall, and with the Board of Selectmen, the elected body that oversees parking policies.

During this pilot study, the meters will accept payments by coin, credit card, and Android or Apple mobile apps. Other payment options, such as E-ZPass MA and parking permits, might be enabled if the Town were to implement pay-by-plate technology.

The Town will use this study period to test the accuracy of the smart meter technology. The meters will not issue parking citations during the study, but parking enforcement officers may write citations for violations they observe.

If you have comments and suggestions about these meters or parking management in Dedham Square, please send the in an email to jsisson@dedham-ma.gov.

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