Last night I tried out the new Streetline parking system in Ellicott City for the first time. At 5:32 PM I pulled into a space in front of the
and dutifully noted the number of my space. When I then entered the number in
the parking kiosk I received the message above.
I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this. I had been under the impression that the new system would not allow unused time to stay on the meter after the car left the spot. It appears that this was a mistaken assumption.
That was the good news.
Around ten this morning, as I pulled into a space in front of the Little French Market, a freezing rain was falling. I thought this would be a perfect time to test out the Parker app on my smart phone allowing me to feed the meter in the comfort of my warm and dry car. I entered my space number along with my credit card but when it came time to finalize the transaction the app said I was paying for space 402 in
I wish. If I had been in
Miami I wouldn't exactly need the warmth of my car.
It appears that this little feature is not yet activated for Ellicott
I headed out in the rain to a nearby kiosk where I learned something else about the new system.
It doesn't take American Express.
I see a potential commercial here.