New parking system coming soon

The city is looking for new technology to replace its Parking Access and Control System (PARCS) in eight downtown garages.

parkingParking staff hopes for a total makeover of the 10-year-old Scheidt & Bachmann system that would include some new features. The city requests a fully integrated system that:

  • Handles revenue-control of cash and credit purchases, data processing and security.
  • Takes care of ticketing on site, with time entered and exited facility, and adjusting for validations, hourly charging, flat rates, early bird rates, pre-pay rates and hybrid rates.
  • Manages parking communications including 13 parking guidance signs on downtown streets, 14 garage message signs and real-time information posted on the signs and website.

Proposals are due July 26.