Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Globe Follows Up on New Meters

Bruce Mohl follows up on yesterday's Boston Globe article about the city's new parking meters, Meters may break credit cards' rules:
Boston's new high-tech parking meters may be running afoul of Visa and MasterCard rules that prohibit vendors from imposing minimum purchase requirements on their customers.
Earlier on Off On A Tangent, Parking Meters: Piggybacking and Minimum Charges.


  1. Heard on WBUR tonight that they're disabling debit & credit cards altogether on the new meters until they figure out what to do about these rules.


  2. I heard that too on my ride home. That adds insult to injury.

    Credit and Debit card users should be allowed to charge however much they want.

    Seems like a simple solution to me.