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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 13, 2009

Multi-space parking demonstration under way

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department has completed the installation of eight multi-space parking pay stations in the City’s Central Business District. The pay stations are part of a six-month demonstration to evaluate the effectiveness of multi-space parking pay stations for on-street parking and determine public acceptance of this new technology.

Two different models of multi-space pay stations are being tested during the demonstration period. The models have slightly different user interfaces. One model operates on solar power and the other model operates on 3-year batteries. Both models replace as many as 12 traditional parking meters and offer users the convenience of using credit and debit cards in addition to coins.

“The multi-space pay stations will provide data that reveals parking usage patterns and are expected to reduce operational costs,” said Bruce Campbell, manager of the City’s Parking Services Division. “We appreciate that vendors have provided these demonstration systems and training at no charge to the City.”

Four additional multi-space pay stations will be added to the demonstration period. Multi-space pay stations are currently located at:

- 12th Street, between Locust and McGee streets
- McGee Street, between 12th and 13th streets
- Grand Boulevard, between 11th and 12th streets
- Walnut Street, between 11th and 12th streets

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about this project should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, (816) 513-2659.

    
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