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Katie MoriartyMay 11, 2016, 8:50 pmMay 11, 2016, 9:08 pm

Cedarhurst parking meters get a seriously modern update

The new devices will give drivers news, weather forecasts while they pay for parking

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The Village of Cedarhurst is saying out with the old and in with the new when it comes to parking meters.

Drivers pulling into a parking spot say goodbye to using leftover meter time because newly installed and very high-tech Cedarhurst meters now zero out the moment a car leaves.

They’re also equipped with touch screens and cameras that read license plates. Touch screen displays offer payment instructions, national news updates, and weather forecasts.

Drivers can also download a mobile app to make payments and monitor meter time from their phone.

Mayor Benjamin Weinstock says they're bringing in a good amount of revenue for the village.

“We expect an increase; I’m guessing somewhere in the neighborhood of $300,000 to $400,000 more than we previously had based on last year," Weinstock said.

Despite the positive benefits, residents I spoke with say they prefer the old ones.

The village is currently installing more than 700 of these meters, in addition to the 28 existing ones used for during a pilot program.

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