In this article, the use of smart card technology is outlined in its role as a cashless approach to metropolitan parking fee collection. The article describes the advantages smart cards present not only in ease of use by customers for parking meters, but also for smaller purchases at retailers who participate in the program. New Haven, Connecticut’s new system is described specifically. Some of the main advantages to their approach are that their municipal parking authority had no upfront cost for the system and that fees are collected far more efficiently than conventional coin machines (which collect approximately $3 billion in quarters annually nationwide). Currently, New Haven has 2,700 machines that use this technology, and officials plan to install 300 more in the near future.

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    • Page range: pp 16, 18
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bricepac, Incorporated

    12228 Venice Boulevard, Suite 541, P.O. Box 66515
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90066
  • Authors:
    • Ritchie, E
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM