Oklahoma City, where parking meters began, modernizes system

In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 photo, Wade Beal, parking meter technician, uses a small crane in the back of his vehicle to remove the can which holds coins from parking meters, in Oklahoma City. When full of coins the can can weigh 212 pounds. The city where parking meters were born says it’s doing away with the last of its ancient, coin-operated models by the end of the year to make way for newer ones.  Technology inside Oklahoma City’s old-school meters dated to the 1960s and 1970s, and many companies that once serviced them have long been out of business. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)


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