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IPS Meters

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

  • The purpose of this program is to replace exiting on-street parking meters and small surface parking lots (less than 30 spaces) with credit card enable smart meters.
Objective and Features of the Smart Meter
  • The single space smart meter and sensors are a cost effective solution that will provide the County the ability to quickly upgrade existing meters, easily track revenue, improve customer satisfaction and improve the efficiency of overall parking operations.
  • Provide more payment options for parking customers; including coins, credit cards and Pay-by-Cell
  • Provide Real-time space availability to our customers.
  • Solar powered battery system
  • Highly visible expiration time indicator
  • Web-based management system
  • The meters are designed to be retrofitted onto single space meter heads for ease of installation.
How it works
  • Existing on-street parking meter housings are retrofitted with new "Smart Meters".
  • Vehicle detection sensors are installed in the road surface.
Parking Management · Montgomery County Department of Transportation · 240-777-8740 · Fax: 240-777-8720 · 100 Edison Park Dr · 4th Floor · Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 ·
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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