TEXT ALERT: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR METERS

The centralized pay stations replaced coin-operated meters in several downtown lots last summer, and could displace all remaining meters in a few months, the Press reports. (Click to enlarge)

Tuesday’s Asbury Park Press has some news about Red Bank’s new pay-for-parking system:

• that users can now get text alerts when their allotted time is about to run out

• and that borough officials plan to replace all the old coin-operated meters with the new technology by summer.

Well, at least one of those two is news. Though the article quotes Mayor Pasquale Menna as saying the text alerts went live “a couple of weeks ago,” the text option has been operational since the stations were installed last June. redbankgreen has been using the option since last August, as the dates on the screen grab at right show.

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RED BANK TWEAKS KIOSKS FOR SHORT STAYS

One of Red Bank’s new parking pay stations, on Wharf Avenue. (Click to enlarge)

We’ll take credit for this one.

Red Bank parking officials say they have reprogrammed the new kiosk-based parking-pay system to correct a setting that redbankgreen had called out as unfair.

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