Residential Parking Program

The WPA offers residential parking permits which provide residents the ability to park in their specific residential zone and are required to obey all traffic by-laws, including all annual snow route bans, residential parking bans, and public works street...

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The RFI or RFP process for reviewing parking infrastructure

Have other municipalities put out an RFI or an RFP with regards to Parking infrastructure review? We’d like to find a consultant to review our entire parking operation (on and off street parking, including meters, surface lots, garages, residential, our...

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Revenue Recognition

With respect to accounting for revenue associated with fines for parking tickets, do you use accrual accounting or the cash basis method of revenue recognition? Colin Steward, Winnipeg Parking Authority

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Private Lot Enforcement

The City of St. John’s provides private parking lot enforcements through the Parking Services Division. These private lots include condominiums, apartment buildings, hotels, garages, businesses and restaurants. The purpose of the private lot enforcement is provide enforcement to these...

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Smart Attrition: As the parking meter follows the pay phone

By Bern Grush Most of us in the parking industry are aware that the days of the parking meter are waning. But these machines will not disappear suddenly. Rather they will experience a long slow decline over the next decade,...

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Do other municipalities offer free parking “keys” to tourists?

I would like information on whether other municipalities offer free parking “keys” to tourists. If so, are they for a limited amount of time, i.e. 1 hr free, in designated lots or streets, and do you allow “keys: for...

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Solving difficult parking problems with a self-paying meter

By Bern Grush A self-locating, self-paying parking meter can dramatically improve workflow, enforcement and the political relationship between municipal parking management and its stakeholders. This technology meshes with existing pay-by-phone and pay-and-display systems. Few parkers are likely to appreciate that municipal...

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