McALLEN – Those parking on Main Street from Dallas Avenue to Business 83 will now have the option to pay with their debit or credit cards on the 16 electronic meters.

The two meters on each side of the block will still accept coins but with the addition credit/debit cards makes it more convenient to park in the downtown area.

“A lot of people don't carry coins anymore so these electronic meters will allow them to pay with a card,” McAllen Transit Director Mario Delgado said.

There are plans for future expansion. In the coming months there will be another order for 16 meters and will be implemented as well. The exact location of the meters was not available at the moment but heavy traffic areas will be suited first.