PPA gives up on its Smart Card system
Smart Card pay system, leaving customers to pay with only cash or credit cards. PPA is losing money with the decade-old prepaid system, Corrine O'Connor, deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "It just wasn't really fiscally sound to keep in that type of business," she said. When the Smart Card system ends, customers can pay with cash or credit cards at the city's 1,023 parking kiosks. Coins will be the only form of payment accepted at the 6,000 meters that now take Smart Cards.