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Parking guru Donald Shoup has 3 new recommendations for cities

Parking guru Donald Shoup has 3 new recommendations for cities

Dive Brief: Donald Shoup, a research professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has three new recommendations for how cities plan parking in the follow-up to his landmark 2005 book, "The Cost of Free Parking." In his new book, entitled...

Higher-tech parking meters could be coming to downtown Springfield

Higher-tech parking meters could be coming to downtown Springfield

Springfield’s parking meters might be getting a technological upgrade. Springfield aldermen on Tuesday were presented with the city’s pick for smart parking meters downtown after putting out requests for proposals last year. IPS Group would replace 800 of the city’s...

New Haven proposes parking meter changes in hopes to free up spaces…

New Haven proposes parking meter changes in hopes to free up spaces…

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - New Haven knows finding a spot downtown can be a challenge. That’s why the Elm City is looking at revamping the prices of its parking meters, with the hope of freeing up some in-demand spots. Parking spots in premium zones would go up a quarter,...

Some Brookline Parking Meters Won’t Accept Credit Cards Soon

Some Brookline Parking Meters Won’t Accept Credit Cards Soon

BROOKLINE, MA — If you use your credit card to park at the multi space parking meters like the one behind Coolidge Corner or the Town Hall lot, that's about to stop working. For two weeks between April 1 and April 17 the town is putting a pause on the ability to use...

A Look at the Future of 5G-Powered Smart Cities

A Look at the Future of 5G-Powered Smart Cities

What will cities of the near future look like when buildings, cars, people and a whole slew of other things can communicate with each other? Earlier this month, tech companies and telecoms at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, tried to answer that question,...

Time runs out for parking meters in Bridgeport CT

Time runs out for parking meters in Bridgeport CT

Time has expired for the camera-equipped automated downtown parking meters. Following months of pressure from business owners and City Council members, Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration is scrapping the high-tech equipment that helped issue fines by mail. “Time frame?...

New smart parking meters in downtown Elmira

New smart parking meters in downtown Elmira

The old-fashion coin-operated parking meters will soon be a thing of the past. Starting Friday, you will now have the option to pay cash or card. The City of Elmira is using a kiosk system known as "multi-space pay stations" that accepts credit cards. Two brand new...

Now pay for parking with your credit card

Now pay for parking with your credit card

Sections of Court Street now feature parking meters that are able to accept credit cards as payment as part of a pilot program. Ron Lucas, the Athens deputy service-safety director, said the meters are located on the east side of Court Street between Union and...

Drivers make direct payments from car

Drivers make direct payments from car

Drivers will soon be able to complete purchases, everything from smart parking meters to fuel pumps, directly from their vehicle's central console. Vehicles will connect with their owner's bank card and make payments automatically for them. The new service, offered by...

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