ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - You can now use a credit card to pay parking meters in the Central West End, and if drivers like the new technology, the city plans to expand it across the area.

The new meters are solar powered. They accept coins and credit and debit cards. The rates are the same whether you use change or charge.

The city treasurer says people should feel safe using them because they don't store credit card data.

There's been a lot of public input for credit card meters and so we are responding to what the public wants the city says it's depending on the public to help decide whether to expand the credit card meters to other business districts.

To weigh in, you can contact the treasurer's office on Twitter at @STLTreasurer.