This study was intended to review current, existing nonmeter methods (mostly ticket methods) of controlling parking; to evaluate them in terms of their applicability and acceptability in Jersey City; and to recommend which system(s) should be tested in Jersey City. The objectives of the study have been: to learn the nature of parking habits and practices in Jersey City; to select a location for testing a non-meter method in Jersey City; to design testing procedures for implementation of a selected system; and to provide technical advice and assistance to the Jersey City Parking Authority in testing, implementing, and evaluating the selected system. The results of the investigation show tht the most promising non-meter system is a ticket system, and the most efficient and least complex of these would be one which does not require a dispensing machine. The use of a parking car system as a means of regulating and controlling card system as a means of regulating and controlling parking use, and to raise revenues, is a concept which should produce economic and other benefits to Jersey City. The economic benefits include: elimination of revenue loss due to broken meters, theft, and use of slugs; elimination of maintenance and replacement cost of parking meters; and increases in parking revenues through higher utilization of curb parking space, early money collection, ease of expanding paid-parking zones without investing in parking meters, elimination of the risk of losing revenue because of in parking patterns and improper location of meters, and allowing for more gradual changes in parking rates to meet inflationary trends.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urbitran Associates, Incorporated

    101 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TS Proj No. K-535
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM