The Coastal Star

Delray Beach: City begins negotiations for new beach parking system

Delray Beach’s City Commission approved negotiating with two vendors to provide a smart parking system for the barrier island and the city’s two garages. The vendors are Parkeon and T2 Systems. The commission will approve the contract after reviewing their proposals.
    The initial order will be 50 units, said Jorge Alarcon, new chief parking facilities administrator. The units can be solar-powered, able to take a variety of payments, programmed to allow for residents’ discount by smartphone or offer a discount code to those without smartphones, and even notify the customer by text message when the parking time will expire.
    Alarcon said his goal is to have the system in place when the beach master plan is nearly finished, sometime in December.
— Jane Smith

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