New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week.

According to the Mayor, the parking fees will cost motorists a little more, but credit cards can be used to pay the charge.....

Motorists currently pay 25 cents for 30-minutes of parking. The new charge will be 25-cents for 20-minutes of parking or 75 cents per hour.

Mitchell says the increase was necessary to pay for the new meters. The rate increase was approved by the Traffic Commission.


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