Parking director Gary Watson, left, guides Lou Gaspari of Lakewood through his first encounter with Red Bank’s new parking meter system in the English Plaza lot. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Day One of Red Bank’s new system of collecting parking fees was a learning and, sometimes, patience-burning experience.
Visitors to some of the five locations where centralized pay stations replaced traditional meters queued up while waiting for those ahead of them to follow computer-screen prompts leading them through the payment process Monday.
“Well, first of all, there’s a line,” one woman quipped when redbankgreen showed up to solicit feedback.