The Parking Division in Waterbury announced Friday that it has introduced a new pay station parking system for Downtown Waterbury called Kiosk.
The Kiosk is a new way to pay for parking spaces and is designed to replace all of the older parking meters.
"The antiquated system of manual meters has outlived its life," said Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O'Leary. "I'm proud to say that the city of Waterbury is embracing new technology. This particular system has been tried and proven successful in other cities. It will not only save the City money in the long run, it could represent an increase in parking revenues, as well as prove an easier and more efficient operational system."
At least 70 traditional parking meters will be physically removed from the Library parking lot, which sits adjacent to the Silas Bronson Library to make room for a total of four Kiosks, which will be ready for use Sept. 24.
"These Kiosks are certainly a welcome addition to our central business district as we strive to make parking more user friendly for Downtown Waterbury visitors," said CEO of Main Street Waterbury Carl Rosa said.
Officials said the Kiosks are easy to use.
Anyone wishing to pay to park can deposit money or use a credit card. A receipt will then print which needs to be displayed on the dashboard of the car.
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