People who live in Missoula or are just going to be in the area will no longer have to leave their cars to pay for parking downtown. On Friday, the Missoula Parking Commission will roll out a pay-by-phone option.
Tiffany Brander, administrative services manager with the Missoula Parking Commission, says people will never have to wait in line or stand in the cold to use a meter again, if they don’t want to. They can wait in their cars while paying or pay while they walk somewhere downtown.
Since unveiling new parking meters in the downtown area more than a year ago, the parking commission has received many suggestion to make them better. People wanted a more convenient way to pay, says Brander.