UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
COLLEGE STATION -- If you've been parking for free in the Northgate district in College Station for the last couple of weeks, starting Monday, that's going to change.
103 new meters along the Northgate streets will be activated first thing Monday morning and drivers will have to start paying 75-cents an hour to park.
But the upgraded meters should make paying for parking easier because they now accept coins, debit and credit cards.
Lance Simms, assistant director of planning and development for College Station says, "Folks don't typically have a lot of coins in their pocket so in this day and age people are most likely to have credit or debit card and so we really wanted to go to something that provided increased convenience for our customer."
Simms says parking will be free after 5:00 p.m. and free from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
To learn more about the new meters, click here.
Or for a map of where to park, click here.