BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- New "smart" parking meters that accept credit cards are being installed in Montgomery County, Isiah Leggett announced Monday.
The new meters in Bethesda will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover in additions to coins or pay-by-cell phone.
The new "smart" parking meters will instantly process credit card transactions using the highest level of security. Information in the meter window displays parking rates, hours and days when payment is required, and notes parking restrictions, according to a press release.
Officials say the changeover to "smart" parking meters is expected to take about a week, weather permitting.