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The Case for Exclu

By Jim Corbett, CAPP 

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ITIES should increasingly

consider whether now is the time to switch from an on-street parking program that features metered parking or a combination of metered parking and pay-by-cell phone to a program that requires all parking payments be made by cell phone. Cities can save significant expense including capital and maintenance costs and the costs to collect and account for coinage, plus avoid shrinkage from compromised revenue controls. Capital costs to meter an on-street parking space typically range from $800 to $1,200 for the meter, pole and housing or kiosk, signage, and installation. Depending on the size of the system, significant dollars spent on operating expenses could be saved. This is relevant in a time where parking volumes

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Profile for International Parking & Mobility Institute

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