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The City Begins to Test Smart Meters

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2013

Contact: Nicole Ramsey, CDOT Communications Assistant

Charlotte, NC—The City’s on-street parking program will be conducting a free 90-day smart meter pilot study beginning November 7, 2013. The study will take place on Brevard Street between Stonewall Street and Third Street.

The City will be testing two different single-head smart meters during the study. The City expects to learn if motorists prefer smart meters and if the meters are appropriate for on-street use in Charlotte. Smart meters offer enhancements that standard, coin only parking meters do not such as:

  • Credit card payments (Mastercard, Visa)
  • Prepayment options
  • Reduced downtime (immediate malfunction notification)
  • Solar power

Motorists are encouraged to use the spaces along Brevard Street. Standard parking rates apply to the spaces and there is no extra fee to the customer for using a credit card. CDOT appreciates any feedback or comments about the meters. Information about the study and the survey are located at:
For more information, contact Nicole Ramsey, CDOT Communications Assistant, at 704-336-3870 or



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