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Bridgeport readies 111 new parking meters

Drivers looking for parking spaces in downtown Bridgeport will now have multiple payment options when using parking meters.

The city is on target to complete its installation of 111 meters in the central business and government district. Meters will accept coin and credit card payments, and a mobile app for remote payments will be available for download. The meters, which are managed by Connecticut-based LAZ Parking, will also include high-definition touch screens featuring local news, weather reports and merchant promotions, as well as a 911 call button.

“This long-overdue change to make downtown Bridgeport more convenient for residents, consumers and businesses is happening just in time for the holiday season,” Mayor Joe Ganim said. “I really look forward to our downtown business and residential customers having a better parking experience due to this new technology.”

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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