For John, BLUF: Why does the University have it's own parking kiosks? Nothing to see here; just move along.
This morning I went to University Crossing to pay for my wife and I attending class this semester. I found a slot across the street from the building, along the river. Slot 213. I walked a few steps to the payment kiosk, which is different from the kiosks the City of Lowell uses.
I hit a key, which brought up a chance to enter the slot number. I entered 213 and then a screen came up asking how much time I wanted. Since I had taken all the small change out of my pockets when I got dressed this morning I had only dollar coins. With some fumbling I picked an hour (60 minutes) and put in a dollar coin, which fell to the bottom. I tried again, with the same result, noted it did allow $1 coins and stepped back for the two chaps behind me.
After two people had successfully worked the kiosk I tried again, with a different dollar coin. Same result. I gave up and elected to take a risk,
thinking that I would whinge knowing that I would enjoy whinging about the kiosk if I got a ticket.
Regards — Cliff