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Annapolis Installing Credit Card Parking Meters

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(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It will soon be more convenient — and more expensive — to parking in the Historic District in Annapolis.

City crews on Tuesday started replacing coin-operated parking meters with credit card-swiping machines. The new Smartmeters will accept both plastic and coins.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that the old meters cost $1 an hour. The rate for the new digital meters will be $2 an hour. The maximum time allowed will remain at two hours.

City officials expect the installation of nearly 300 meters will be completed this week.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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