Falmouth to Replace Old Parking Meters with ‘Smart Meters’

511667121FALMOUTH – Parking meters in Woods Hole, Falmouth Heights and on Robbins Road may soon be replaced with “smart meters.”

Falmouth Police Chief Ed Dunne said many of the old meters in those areas have become inaccurate or have stopped working altogether.

He said the 123 single and double smart meters which will be installed allow residents to pay with coins or credit cards.

“It’s wireless, solar- and battery-powered, has a variety of payment options, you can get vehicle sensors and manage it through the cloud,” he said.

At town meeting in April, Falmouth approved to use $150,000 for meter repairs and replacement. Dunne said there’s a possibility not all of the money will be needed.

He said the meters can also be controlled from within the police station.

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