Revenue generated by fees charged for parking private vehicles at airport parking lots constitute a sizeable portion of the total revenues collected by the airport. The control of vehicle parking and maximizing the amount paid for parking should receive greater attention by airport management. The usual operations of an airport vehicle parking complex is described and two daily actions are noted as being necessary to make this system more controllable: Vehicle count and inventory. A proposed method of control is described that would eliminate the nonpayment of parking fees and cashier losses. This method is a completely automated system with a computer bank and calculating cash registers. It consists of four main items. A scanning device that reads the license numbers and imprints it on the ticket, a computer that stores the information as well as the time and date of the entrance, a cash register that computes the fee in conjunction with the computer, and a master clock that would keep all the clocks automatically synchronized throughout the parking complex. One of the major obstacles that must be overcome before such a system is achieved is a standard location for the license to be displayed on a vehicle, both front and rear. It is estimated that this system can be installed for about $10,000 per cashier booth if a computer or computer storage capacity is available.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Airport Executives

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • O'Brien, F I
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Management Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM