Friday, August 18, 2017

Yekaterinburg tests e-pay parking meters in city center

The City of Yekaterinburg is testing 17 parking machines that have been installed with e-payment technology in the city center.

Experts are currently working to install the devices, which will allow for various methods of payment on a single network, Ekburg.ru reports.

This week, the devices will be equipped with placards labeling the toll zone, telephone reference center and payment policies.

The meters will be run by bank transfer, according to the technical documentation. Customers can pay using credit card, via SMS or by Ekarty, according to Ekburg.ru.

On Feb. 1 the machines will be open for use, with one hour of parking for 90 cents--the first 15 minutes are free.

Parking rules will be posted throughout the city. The ParkOn system collects data and transmits it to a central console that compares the data with information from the parking meters in order to determine violations and fines, Ekburg.ru reports.