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Smart Meters Now In Bethesda & Silver Spring


New Single Space Parking Meters that accept coins, credit cards and pay by cell options are now installed in Bethesda & Silver Spring.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking has installed 820 on-street parking meters in Bethesda, and more than 1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring expanding payment options for parking customers. Customers will be able to pay for parking using coins, credit cards and pay by cell.

Some Primary Features of the Smart Meter Include:
  • Provide more payment options for parking customers; including coins, credit cards and pay by cell
  • Solar powered battery system
  • Highly visible expiration time indicator
  • Real-time communication
  • Web-based management system
  • The meters are designed to be retrofitted onto single space meter heads for ease of installation.

For Montgomery County News Release for Bethesda, click here.

For Montgomery County News Release for Silver Spring, click here.

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  • View parking rates, hours, time limits and other important info on the Smart Meter's illuminated display.
  • Insert and remove your credit/debit card. (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
  • Using the keypad, select your payment amount with the blue [+] or [-] buttons.
  • Press green [OK] button to confirm your amount, or red [CANCEL] button to cancel your transaction. If neither button is pressed after 35 seconds, the meter will attempt to authorize the amount shown onscreen
  • Wait for the card authorization.
  • The meter will show the amount of paid time approved and meter expiration time or will request another card.
  • Or just pay with coins!
Parking Management · Montgomery County Department of Transportation · 240-777-8740 · Fax: 240-777-8720 · 100 Edison Park Dr · 4th Floor · Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 · mcdot.parking@montgomerycountymd.gov
For any MCDOT service requests, call 311. Outside the county, call 240-777-0311 or submit via the website.   For website issues, broken links or comments, please email us(does not handle service requests).
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