FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS)- You could be paying more to park downtown. City Council approved the purchase of all new parking meters. Fort Wayne will buy the 800 meters at a cost of nearly $800,000. That cost will be passed along for parking. Rates could increase up to $1.25 an hour from the current rate of 50 cents. Those rates could fluctuate for different areas of downtown, days of the week, or to align with events. A separate vote will be scheduled to determine the final rate increase. The new meters will accept credit cards and be accessible through a smartphone app. The meters are also solar powered.