The City of Columbus Department of Public Service began installing a new batch of “smart meters” today throughout various parts of the central city. The new meters debuted in December and accept payment via major credit cards in addition to coins and pre-paid cards.
Between now and mid-August, 922 new smart meters will be installed into the following areas:
- Downtown Business District
- The Ohio State University area
- East Rich Street at Columbus Commons
- South 2nd Street and East Main Street at Bicentennial Park
- The Short North
After installation, there will be a total of 1,910 smart meters throughout the city. Eventually, all 4,000 parking meters in Columbus will be replaced with smart meters.