The new system will make visits to the airport easier by allowing those paying with credit cards to bypass ticket booth attendants during busy travel periods, airport officials said.
In addition, it means less cash must be handled by parking attendants, reducing the possibility of human error, officials told The Detroit News for a Sunday story. Credit card funds would be directly deposited into the airport's bank account, making monitoring of airport parking funds easier and cheaper.
Under the new system, drivers will insert a credit card into a machine before entering an airport parking lot. The system records the credit number and time the user entered the lot. A digital photograph is taken of the driver's license plate to verify time and date.
When leaving, the motorist inserts the same credit card into a machine. The computer calculates the parking costs and prints a receipt.