HOBOKEN, N.J. — Some big changes are coming to Hoboken’s on-street parking meters, and is about to make paying for parking a lot easier.
The city is transitioning from “Pay-and-Display” to Pay-by-Plate. Hoboken will roll out the new system at its Hudson Place meters starting Monday. Hoboken officials said this is all in an effort to make residents' lives easier and make parking more convenient.
Drivers will be able to pay at any station in the city and they won’t have to go back to their car and visibly display their receipt.
Once all the meters are up and running, a new payment system will go into effect. In a few months, drivers will be able to download a mobile app to your smartphone. With that app, you’ll be able to add time and money to the meter directly from your phone, saving you the trouble of running back to your car to feed the meter.
Keyboards will also be added to the meters. You’ll be asked to enter your plate number, then pay by credit or debit card, smart card or cash. You’ll receive a receipt, as normal, but you’ll no longer be required to place it on the dashboard.
Meter maids will be able to check the real time paid, or unpaid status, using their tablet computers. The parking authority will have enforcement officers stationed at the Hudson Place meters on Monday to help drivers with any questions they have about the new system.