ST. LOUIS – City of St. Louis parking meters will be upgraded to include credit card payments this fall, according to the City Treasurer's office.

Xerox and Parkmobile have been selected as the chosen companies. Xerox will upgrade the technology, and Parkmobile will enable a smartphone app. The project is expected to cost $5 million.

The City of St. Louis conducted a six-month field test of different meters around the city, and the chosen companies had a pilot site at Euclid and Laclede in Central West End.

NewsChannel 5's Dana Dean tested each pilot site meter throughout the city in June and listed the Euclid and Laclede site as the best.

The new meter will allow coin or credit card payment; however, if you pay using a credit card, you must pay for at least an hour.

The parking meter study will conclude this fall and the installation and app launch will occur around the same time.

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