New system replaces meters and allows credit card usage

By The Nashua Telegraph

The City of Nashua Parking Department is excited to announce the new pay by space parking pay station at the Nashua Public Library, which was installed on May 1.  The single-space meters have been removed and new signage with space numbers has been installed using the existing posts for each parking space.

The pay station has been installed on the walkway near the book drop. The city plans to use the removed meters for repairs and/or to replace existing single/double space meters located throughout downtown to allow for more efficiency in parking operations.

The city purchased the new pay station from Flowbird’s CALE America product line, who the city contracted with five years ago for the initial purchase of the 16 pay and display pay stations on Main Street and four pay by space pay stations in the Elm Street and High Street parking garages.  The CALE America, Inc. pay station system has proven to be user-friendly and easy for the city to maintain over the past five years.

Similarly to the pay stations located on Main Street and in both the city’s municipal garages, the reloadable parking card will not be accepted at the new pay station. However, customers will now have the option to pay for parking with a credit card.  As with the city’s existing pay stations, there will be a $1.00 minimum charge for credit card purchases.