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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2010
CITY SEEKS PARKING UPGRADE PROPOSALS
(Fri., July 16, 2010)—Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) was released to procure new advanced parking devices for the City and
“Increasing efficiencies in the current parking meter system is one of the early initiatives identified by an ongoing Comprehensive Parking Study for
“One of the duties of a mayor is to identify best practices that have been implemented in other cities. I’ve personally seen parking systems in other parts of the
There are approximately 3,700 municipal parking meters in
It was determined that the City would benefit by upgrading existing parking meters by using enhanced technology. Expected benefits are:
o Maintaining the ability to pay by coin
o Providing the ability to pay by credit card
o Providing the ability to extend meter payment by cell phone
o Providing the ability to announce availability of open spaces
The parking device RFP involves a two-step process: First, the City will solicit qualifications from interested proposers; the second step will involve the submittal of a technical proposal by a priority-list of respondents.
The RFP allows for proposals involving either advanced single-space or multi-space parking meters, or both. The City is looking to implement the advanced devices at no up front cost to the City. Implementation would occur over the next year.
Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928