Clarksville, TN – Big changes are ahead for Clarksville's Parking Authority. The cost of a parking ticket in Clarksville is doubling, parking rates are increasing, and some spots will one day accept debit or credit cards to buy parking time. Next month, parking meter rates will increase from $0.50 to $0.75 an hour and parking fines will double from $5 to $10 per ticket. The Authority also plans to hire a Parking Manager, whose position will be funded by the increases. The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports a recent study recommended the measures to essentially catch up with what other cities are doing.