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Parking at T stations soon to be an easy swipe

Wonderland, Route 128, Alewife, Quincy Adams and Braintree stations will all be equipped with machines that take credit and debit cards.

Parking your car at MBTA station garages may be a little bit easier by the end of this summer.

That’s because the T is updating the way customers can pay to park by offering machines that take credit and debit cards at five of its biggest commuter lots.

Wonderland, Route 128, Alewife, Quincy Adams and Braintree stations will all be equipped with digital “pay on foot” and “pay in lane” machines that allow customers to pay with credit or debit cards, as well as cash, according to MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

The benefits, Pesaturo said, will be customer convenience as well as an

annual cost savings by reducing garage personnel approximately $135,200.

Equipment has already been installed at Wonderland and Rte. 128. Alwife will be equipped by the end of this month, and Braintree will be completed by mid-August. Quincy Adams garage will have the machines by the end of August.

There will also be additional installations at Lynn, Woodland, Salem, and Beverly station garages, Pesaturo said.

 
 
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