Miami University's parking services office will pilot-test "smart" parking meters from Nov. 28 to Feb. 26, 2013, that are anticipated to make short-term parking easier on campus.
The solar-powered meters will be provided by IPS Group, a San Diego-based design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on low power wireless parking technologies. The credit/debit card-enabled parking meter heads will be mounted on all 56 existing parking meters on Miami 's Oxford campus during the 90-day pilot program.
Parking meters will not need to be paid on Wednesday, Nov. 28, while the new parking meter heads are being installed, said George MacDonald, assistant director of parking and transportation services. Starting Nov. 29 and during the trial period, the rate of $0.25 per 15 minutes can be paid by coin, credit or debit card.
A Miami University parking permit will not be required to park at a meter during the trial period, however vehicles may be cited for having an expired meter, and time limits at metered parking spaces will be enforced.
Public feedback on the smart meters will be sought at the beginning of the second semester. Please contact the parking and transportation services office at 513-529-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about parking on Miami's campus.