Lincoln Raising Rates With New Parking Meters

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The city of Lincoln will be raising rates to new heights when it replaces parking meters downtown.

City officials on Wednesday will interview representatives of three companies vying for a city contract to replace the meters.

The contract bid request included meter options for credit card payment and several other extras. The parking rates will go to $1 an hour from 50 cents.

City parking manager Ken Smith says the increase is aimed at raising revenue and moving longer-term parkers to city parking garages and out of the limited number of convenient spaces for short-term parkers.

Lincoln hasn't raised parking rates since 1999.

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