The last old-style, coin-operated parking meter in Minneapolis came down Wednesday morning.
The final meter was removed by retired maintenance worker, Phillip "P.J." Peterson, on Washington Avenue S., just west of the University of Minnesota and east of Interstate 35W, reported Fox 9 News and the Star Tribune respectively.
Multispace pay stations, which take cash as well as debit and credit cards, have become the regular in the Twin Cities area, reported the Star Tribune. They began popping up on the city's streets in November 2010 and gradually started to replace the old coin-operated meters.
St. Paul began its switch to pay stations this past summer, reported the Star Tribune.