After a successful pilot project, Metric Parking has been awarded a contract with Hoboken, New Jersey, for 135 Aura pay and display parking machines.
During the piloting of 10 machines the city, which has 50,000 inhabitants, saw a 30% increase in revenue and additional parking spaces.
These spaces were created by moving from the traditional single space meters to pay and display. Hoboken found they could fit two to three more cars on a given block.
Nearly half of all transactions were cashless using credit cards and additional revenue, previously lost to broken meters, was also captured.
The new parking kiosks of Metric’s proven Aura model will be solar powered and equipped with different payment options. Customers will be able to pay in cash with coins, use debit or credit cards and chip cards. A payment by phone service can be installed at a later date.
Installation work is scheduled to begin in a few weeks’ time.