Coral Gables’ High Tech Parking Means High Tech Fees and Revenues

The pay and display system usually dramatically increases parking revenues for the city (you are right, you pay more).  These systems generally require a much large minimum.

For example, South Miami’s system makes you pay $1.50 minimum, not 25 cents or 50 cents, for a brief stop.  Of course, the next guy pays $1.50 again.  These systems sometimes double parking revenues for cities.

Forget about the exciting technology, you will end up paying more parking fees.

The city will replace some 800 of the quaint, old-fashioned parking meters on Biltmore Way, Alhambra Circle, Ponce de Leon Boulevard and downtown parking lots with 80 solar-powered pay-and-display stations.

via Gables parking going high tech – Coral Gables – MiamiHerald.com.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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