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Tampa to consider pay-by-phone street parking

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Technology could soon make parking in Tampa as easy as using your smartphone.

Looking to making parking easier, the City of Tampa is considering a contract with Atlanta-based Parkmobile USA to provide drivers with the option of paying for parking using their cell phone.

The Tampa City Council is expected to vote on the contract at their Thursday meeting. Currently, drivers can pay using cash, credit ordebit card.

Among the features, drivers would be able to sign up to receive a phone call or text message when their meter is about to run out. Under the existing proposal being considered, drivers would be charged a nominal fee fore ach transaction on top of the fee they pay to park.

If approved, the new pay-to-park system could be up and running in two months.

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