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Found in LA: The Future of Parking

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Taken on outside of Intelligentsia in Silver Lake on Sunset Blvd. | Photo by LAist News Editor Andy Sternberg

What's the update on these? From the Department of Transportation (.pdf):

In Spring of 2008, LADOT will begin to replace an additional 5,000 on-street parking meters with advance technology single space meters and multi-space Park and Pay Stations in locations throughout the City. Each parking space will have a designated number and the customer only needs to input the assigned number of the parking space into the Park and Pay station located near you. The Park & Pay Stations will feature easy to follow step-by-step payment instruction.

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[...] An added feature of the mobile payment service is that subscribers will have the option of being automatically notified by text message prior to their time being expired. They will be able to purchase additional time for their parking space wirelessly through the service, as long as they adhere to posted time limits