The City of Minneapolis is planning on installing a new parking meter system.
6,800 new parking meters will be installed by 2010 that will allow drivers to pay for parking with coins, credit cards or smart cards, the Minnesota Daily reported.
The new meters will also send electronic messages to meter monitors letting them know when they are expired, the Star Tribune reported.
The upgrade will begin in September and will cost $6.6 million, the Star Tribune reported.
The current meters are almost 20 years old, according to the Minnesota Daily.