Philly parking kiosks again accepting credit cards

Drivers in Philadelphia can again swipe their credit cards to pay for on-street parking. The city’s parking authority says Monday it has corrected a computer glitch that blocked credit card payments at on-street kiosks.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s more than 1,000 pay stations had been limited to cash and prepaid smart cards.

The parking authority says a problem cropped up over the weekend with the wireless transmission of credit card information.

It relaxed ticketing on Sunday and offered a 10-minute grace period during the credit card outage Monday for drivers to pay for parking after getting a ticket.

Earlier this year the parking authority cited the proliferation of credit card-ready kiosks in its decision to phase out prepaid smart cards effective Dec. 31.

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