NYC Developing Test System for Upgraded Meters

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NYC Developing Test System for Upgraded Meters

I spoke at length with Guillermo Leiva, Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Department of transportation Bureau of Parking the other day. He was telling me about the city’s outreach to industry in its goal to upgrade and expand its pay and display meter program. He sent me an excerpt of an article he is writing:

“Cities Keeping Pace with New Technology”

                If you are with a city or a municipality, chances are you have or are planning to update your on-street parking system. Projects converting single space meters to multi-space meters are recently underway in cities such as Tampa Bay and New York. Guillermo Leiva, Assistant Commissioner, New York City, Department of Transportation Bureau of Parking says “It is more than just an upgrade of meters, it is a faster, friendlier, more cost effective and smarter way of managing New York’s vehicle to pedestrian mode shift.” In New York’s case, it not only replaces 50,000 single space meters with multi-space meters commonly known as “Muni Meter 2.0”, it also includes software upgrades, hardware upgrades, and complete redesign of the collection and maintenance processes. The city has set a goal to deliver a system with 99% operability. While the project is only getting started, the city is already achieving a system wide operability of 91%. The bureau also has many other tests planned including magnetometer, microwave and CCTV occupancy vehicle detection, alternative payment methods like in-vehicle meters and mobile payments and how the new infrastructure and the data it generates is supported and consumed by the public.

 

Have to keep an eye on the Big Apple. When they make changes, they do so in a big way.

JVH

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

One Response

  1. URGENT – DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE IS FEB. 20
    On Martin L King Day, I inserted coins but did NOT get a receipt to place in my windshieled.
    Then Icharged $.50 on my credit card with the same results.no receipt. BUT, upon my return,I found a ticket on my windshield. Per the advice of Couculman David Greenfield’s liason, I sent to you the credit card statment to document that I did pay for parking but there was no receipt paper ( in several areas of my neighborhood!!!) and I was unfairly ticketed $35.00. I sent ALL the documentation to you and the DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE IS FEB. 20. Please respond so that I do not accrue more fines. Thank you. work email goldn@hra.nyc.gov 347-218-3091 cell

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