Monrovia, population less than 40,000, is a small town in California incorporated in 1886. Until now Monrovia, CA has never charged a parking fee at its Metro Gold Line Station. According to Oliver Chi, City Manager, an experimental program will soon change that. Read about it in the Monrovia weekly.
The Gold Line Station is one of the busiest stations on the line. The city will begin charging $5.00 for parking there. Currently the station is only available to transit users, but that too will change. Parking will also be available for public use on weekdays from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. and on all weekends and Federal holidays.
As part of this experimental program, parking control arms and payment machines will need to be installed. More than just an automated gate and a parking payment station are needed. State of the art equipment such as CCTV (Closed Circuit TV to view parking lot activity), a revenue control system to manage how payments are made and control of the revenue, and even card readers, keypads and validation systems will also need to be installed.
Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems
Parking access and revenue control systems (PARCS) also known as ARC (access and revenue control) are both available at various levels of ease of operation and complexity of the system. Monrovia will have many choices to make.
With parking management technology constantly changing, can license plate recognition also be in Monrovia’s future?
But we in the PARCS industry do welcome Monrovia into the 21st century!
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