Feed your expiring meters by cell phone

In San Francisco, 45 cents soon could save $55. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to launch a new service that sends drivers text alerts if their parking meters are about to expire. People also will be allowed to plug the meters remotely using their cell phones. Existing time restrictions won’t change. A 45-cent “convenience” fee will be charged for each pay-by-phone transaction. The service is voluntary.