Rob Spillar stopped by the DANA board meeting this past Tuesday to share his recommendation to replace the existing parking meters. Quite simply, the recommended system is VASTLY superior (ppt) to the old meters.
1) potential to partner with CapMetro to purchase bus/rail tickets
2) potential for city to compete with parking garages on weekend nights
3) time purchased is transferable to other parking locations
4) free parking for motorcycles and scooters
Today, Austin City Council approved the new parking meters on consent.