Downtown Coronado is getting a street side update with electronic solar-powered parking meters replacing old, quarter-only meters. For years, the city has been dealing with faulty meters that were either in need of repair or out of service.
Westfield operator Scentre Group has removed the SMS notification feature of its ticketless parking service after being alerted to a potential privacy breach that could have allowed anyone to track someone else’s vehicle.
The influence of Donald Shoup’s classic book, “The High Cost of Free Parking,” is becoming more and more apparent in more and more cities around the country.
The Medford Transcript continues its look at Medford’s Pay-to-Park program, a year in, and the mixed reactions by business owners on its success.
It’s been almost two months since the new parking meters were installed in Missoula. While some people are satisfied with new features, such as being able to use debit or credit cards, others commented that the Luke meters are more complicated.
Those fed up with Medford’s year-old parking kiosks might soon have reason to celebrate.
Mayor Stephanie M. Burke said the city is considering replacing at least some of the digital kiosks with single-head meters.
Seven cities were named finalists in the U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge this weekend — two more than the agency originally planned to name. Chosen from a pool of 78 entrants (the challenge targeted midsize cities with between 200,000 and 850,000 people), the finalists remain in the running for $50 million to fund technology-driven proposals that would improve mobility and reduce crashes.
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