After 51 years, Binghamton parking garage accepts credit cards
People who park in an old garage in the city center will soon be able to pay with a credit card.
A new payment system was installed on the State Street parking ramp, which opened in 1970.
It replaces an archaic system that only accepted cash. The lack of a credit card option frequently frustrated Binghamton University students and other visitors to the city center.
The old key cards that had been used by people paying monthly parking fees did not work with the new system. A sign advises monthly users to get new cards in the new Washington Street and Hawley Street parking lot.
Those who use the State Street garage can congratulate themselves on the modernized payment system, but they will still have to deal with the lack of an elevator.
Five years ago, Mayor Richard David said there were plans to install two new elevators in the twelve-story parking lot. But structural and engineering issues resulted in the abandonment of these plans.
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