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Useful Parking Tips in Boston

Boston is in the process of transitioning to a new way of metered parking. Say goodbye to hoarding quarters, frantically searching your bags and vehicles for loose change and putting the stickers on your windows ... mobile payment has arrived! 

ParkBoston allows you to pay for metered parking using a mobile phone or web browser. The free ParkBoston app is available for download in the App Store and at Google Play. 

As of now, this feature is available in the Back Bay area of Boston. Simply look for the new ParkBoston decals on the meters and for the ParkBoston logo on street signs on the same side of the street on the block where you are parked. Input the specific zone numbers for the area into the app, follow the instructions and choose your payment amount. The meters will not change but the parking attendants will have confirmation or your metered time. 

Some of the benefits of ParkBoston:
Receive mobile alerts 10 minutes prior to your time expiring.
Extend your parking time remotely, up to the maximum time allowed per posted signage. 

What are the rates?
Regardless of whether you use ParkBoston or the meters, hourly parking rates are $1.25 or $0.25 for 12 minutes. Please note, there is a convenience fee of 15 cents charged for each transaction through ParkBoston. 
 

For more information about ParkBoston and getting started with this new service, please visit http://park.boston.gov

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