Pay by Cell Launched in Vancouver, Canada

This article discusses the implementation of a payment-by-cellular telephone automobile parking system in Vancouver, Canada. Acquiring wireless hand-held units for its 100 parking enforcement officers (PEO) in 2000, the city’s Parking and Enforcement division’s use of pay-by-cell allowed for a high level of synergistic cooperation between technological modalities. As a result of these efficiencies, the city was able to collect roughly S$40 million from parking management in the year 2006. This system has saved the city a great deal of cost due to the absence of publicly-accessible infrastructure such as parking meters, which cost about $200 per year in maintenance and about $1,000 for a new meter head. The city has recorded 1,500 phone transactions per day and has found that there are fewer violations under the new system than with conventional metering.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-25, 27
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  • Accession Number: 01056097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2007 12:27PM