VA BEACH - Want to find a parking space in Va. Beach? Soon, there will be an app for that. And once you find one, you can pay by credit card if you don't have the cash.

The meters, which are solar powered, give you receipt that registers when your time is up. They were activated today.

A second app will let you pay for parking right from your phone, even if you're on the beach or in a restaurant, officials stated.

'It's going to do a lot for the area,' said Virginia Beach resident Brent Jacobs. 'You can go in and get something to eat, then you can go to the beach and have fun and enjoy Virginia Beach for what it is.'

The city is still in the planning phase, so the exact release date hasn't been determined, but it should be sometime this Spring.

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