The Marquette Downtown Development Authority added 10 new parking meters to the city Wednesday, but these are different – they’re “smart meters”. Smart meters allow for greater flexibility because users can pay with their credit card. The meters were built by the IPS Group, a San Diego-based firm.
In parking tech, Santa Rosa closely watches its sister 60 miles south — San Francisco, where high-IQ parking swooped in at fiber-optic speed. In April, S.F. approved a nearly $20 million contract with Skidata to upgrade 22 parking garages that have 15,000 spaces. The contract goes until 2029.
Few things in life inspire as much self-righteous fury as cars that take up two parking spaces, especially in downtown Hartford, where on-street parking has been at a premium approximately since the first pairing of horse and buggy.
When they were installed several years ago, the “pay-and-display” multiple-space parking meters on Broad and Clayton streets in downtown Athens were state of the art in parking meter technology. Unfortunately, they’ve turned out to be a pain in the asphalt — frustrating residents, visitors, and in turn, downtown merchants.
The Indiana Toll Road lease is an example of privatization done right. A break-even-at-best highway was improved with wider lanes and electronic toll collection, while the state collected $3.9 billion to spend on critical infrastructure.
If the Billings City Council gives its approval next month, smart parking meters — those that accept payment from credit cards and smart phones — will be installed on selected streets in downtown Billings.
Pretty soon you won’t have to go digging around for loose change when you want to park in downtown St. Pete.
Beginning early July, 400 solar-powered Smart Meters will be installed along two busy corridors in downtown St. Petersburg along Beach Drive and Central Avenue.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – There’s a new way to help the homeless in downtown West Palm Beach. The city’s is introducing machines that look like parking meters. But when you deposit coins or a credit card the money goes straight to the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.
As of yesterday, you may be paying less to park in San Francisco. Or more! Or the same amount as you were before. Confused? Don’t be, it’s all part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s SFpark program, which periodically resets parking rates depending on the demand for parking in a specific area.
Carlton Lund and his wife, Sandy, partnered with Chad Randall, the chief operating officer of Sorrento Valley-based IPS Group, to sponsor the meters and the installation. Designed as “smart” parking meters, the devices have been […]