Easton Looks At New Parking Technology

Posted: 2:52 PM EDT Aug 25, 2011   Updated: 11:06 AM EDT Sep 20, 2010

Easton officials discussed downtown parking Monday evening.

The Easton Parking Task Force met to talk about a study that was done on parking in the downtown area of the city.

The task force is considering putting sensors under the pavement to monitor when cars come and go.

Mayor Sal Panto says the spots have a two hour limit, but some employees feed the meter all day and never move their cars.

He says those spots should be saved for customers.

Panto also added that the new technology would be a boost to the budget.

"Looking at a budget that has to be presented Thursday, which still has a $2 million gap, parking rates and all those things come into play when you're dealing with balancing a municipal budget," he said.

There's no word on when the will task force is expected to make a decision.