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Parking meter rate hike in Philadelphia could mean more funds for city schools

Parking meter rate hike in Philadelphia could mean more funds for city schools

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Very soon, drivers in Philadelphia may have to shell out more money for parking. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) is planning to increase existing parking meter rates in order to generate extra revenue for the cash-starved district. The PPA’s proposal, if approved by the city council, will take the parking meter rates up by $0.50 […]

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Dallas officials revisit parking policies to revitalize downtown

Dallas officials revisit parking policies to revitalize downtown

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In downtown Dallas, perception doesn’t match reality: officials regularly hear complaints about lack of parking in the area, but a 2011 study found that more than 7,000 spaces sit unoccupied during peak hours. That discrepancy is causing policymakers and developers alike to revisit the city’s parking policies. “People don’t go to a location just because […]

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Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

Portland city council votes to end free disabled parking downtown

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The city coffers of Portland, OR, may soon welcome more than $1 million annually when disabled parking permit holders begin paying for parking in its downtown. The city has offered free parking to disabled motorists for decades, but a 2008 change to state law gave local governments the option to suspend free parking to disabled […]

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Palo Alto considers parking plans for its downtown

Palo Alto considers parking plans for its downtown

| June 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

In what city staff promise to be the first of several public meetings on the issue, residents last week considered parking options for downtown Palo Alto, California. The city, like many on the peninsula, imposes a two-hour time limit per spot, but curbside parking on its downtown streets is otherwise free. This policy has contributed […]

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D.C. parking permit program (over)due for change

D.C. parking permit program (over)due for change

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Change can’t come quickly enough for Washington, DC’s parking permit program, Visitor Permit Parking (VPP for short). Although the nation’s capital doesn’t occupy the number one slot in America’s list of cities with the worst traffic, it does make the top ten.

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Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

Smartphone tech: not just for big-city parking

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Announcements earlier this month from the nation’s largest city and the more modestly sized Walnut Creek, CA (population 65,211), suggest municipalities of all sizes are getting smarter about their parking meter systems. Bye-bye coins, credit card swipes, parking stickers, and paper receipts… On April 9, the City of New York announced two pilot programs, both […]

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License plate recognition tech in NY muni lot

License plate recognition tech in NY muni lot

| April 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

What if parking in a permit-required lot went like this: you pull into the lot, drive to your assigned space, parked, and then just . . . left?

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Parking woes in the city by the Bay

Parking woes in the city by the Bay

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where were you in 2005, Park.It? Or you, ParkMe? Like the rest of your mobile app brethren, I suppose you were quietly lying in wait for the app revolution. Me, I spent my two years in Silicon Valley funding the education of a small, nameless child. Or so it seemed, as I paid parking ticket […]

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