Parking meters bring in $1 million for Bloomington

(WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)
(WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington has brought in more than $1 million in revenue from the first six months of parking meters installed downtown.

The meters were approved a year ago despite protests from business owners who feared their long hours would deter customers and hurt revenue.

Mayor Mark Kruzan says city officials are pleased with the implementation of the meters so far but cautions that it’s too early to judge how well the meters are working.

The Herald-Times reports the most successful month for parking meter revenue was October, which brought in nearly $200,000.

Kruzan says the city will use the meter revenue in part to hire two seasonal workers to help keep downtown clean and for sidewalk and paving work. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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