800 New Smart Meters Expected For Boise Downtown Parking

May 20, 2015

Parking officials are planning to buy and install about 800 new smart parking meters in downtown Boise that will allow users to pay with smartphones.

KBOI-TV reports city officials signed off on the $310,000 funding for the machines Tuesday.

The meters accept coins or a credit card, and soon users will be able to pay with a smartphone app.

Salt Lake City resident Katie Flanagan has used similar meters in Utah and says people in Boise will enjoy the app.

Manager of city administration services, Craig Croner, says the app release date is still being figured out.

A couple hundred of the smart meters have already been installed. The 800 new ones are expected to be installed in October.