Automatic Revenue Control- Fact or Fiction

This article describes the importance of and factors relating to the use of automatic revenue control in parking structures. The first and most important principle behind revenue control is ensuring that all entrances and exits occur only in authorized zones so as to prevent the unpaid use of the structure. The next principle is that of vehicle identification and monitoring at the authorized entry and exit points. A third principle is ensuring that payment decision-making is not undertaken by staff at entry and exit plazas. Lastly, all parking fee accounts must be well-managed. A properly designed parking system should take account of all of these issues. A problem with many parking systems is not a lack of functionality, however, as a recent study by a major manufacturer of parking systems found that only about 7 percent of available features are used by operators. In closing the author emphasizes the large importance of information in parking management.


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  • Accession Number: 01100614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 2008 3:36PM