Newport beach getting new self-pay kiosks

Eastons Beach

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Visitors to Easton’s Beach in Newport will no longer hand over money to a human worker to get into the parking lot. The city has installed eight self-pay kiosks.

The kiosks were approved last year before the coronavirus pandemic, but a spokesman for the city tells The Newport Daily News the pay stations will provide a safer work environment for beach staff by eliminating the handling of large amounts of cash.

They will also free up personnel to perform other duties.

The parking areas at Easton’s Beach are currently closed because of the pandemic.

The reopening date remains uncertain.

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