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Old 11-05-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Boston, MA (AHN) - High-tech parking solar-powered parking meters are making a debut in parts of Boston, along Newbury Street from Exeter Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

The Boston Transportation Department paid $100,000 each for the 63 new parking meters capable of accepting coins, notes and credit cards and which covers eight parking slots.

Boston Installs Solar-Powered Parking Meters | AHN | November 6, 2008 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7012905576 - broken link)
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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$100,000 a piece?? jesus
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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HOW ANNOYING! No wonder the malls do so well.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Your tax dollars at work......
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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What happens when i cover the panel with duct tape, do i get free parking?
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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I guess when you compare the $100k to the cost of having parking lot attendants working 24/7 and the management costs to do scheduling, hiring, etc. This could save Boston money over time, ROI probably in less than a year, of course that means the attendants will have to lose their jobs or fill another vacant job posting.

It would have been nice if the news article included a photo of the device.
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