SOURCE: Digital Payment Technologies

Digital Payment Technologies

December 06, 2010 01:01 ET

Houston to Deploy an Additional 250 Parking Pay Stations From Digital Payment Technologies

Attend Webinar on December 8 to Learn How the City Boosted Revenues and Became More Efficient With Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - Digital Payment Technologies (http://www.digitalpaytech.com) (DPT), a leading supplier of parking technology and solutions, today announced that the city of Houston, Texas, will roll out an additional 250 of the company's LUKE pay stations, marking a significant expansion of an already successful deployment program. On December 8, DPT will host a webinar with Houston's director of parking management, Liliana Rambo, CAPP, who will share insights gained from her experience planning and implementing a large-scale parking technology transition that has been favorably met by officials and the public in the fourth largest city in the U.S.

The 250 new LUKE pay stations will be configured similarly to those in the original deployment that began in 2006. They will connect to the city's back-end parking management systems via Wi-Fi, will accept coins, bills and credit cards, and in the future will be able to accept payment by cellular phone. This brings the total number of DPT pay stations in Houston to 1,000, and marks yet another milestone in a tremendously successful program.

"DPT pay stations enable Houston's parking management division to meet its objectives of delivering superior service to consumers and optimizing operational efficiency," said Rambo. "In these difficult economic times, the operational efficiency and increased revenue made possible by these advanced parking systems have enabled the city to continue to fund many important municipal programs."

Houston's project was initiated to replace outdated single- and double-head parking meters, improve the parking experience for the public, reduce traffic congestion, increase parking turnover and improve the bottom line. By implementing a comprehensive rollout plan that included a variety of communications strategies with key stakeholders throughout the process, Houston's Parking Management Division has secured some impressive results, including:

  • 80 percent revenue increase without an increase in parking rates.
  • 33 percent productivity improvement for meter operations staff.
  • 1,000 more paid citations per month, equal to $58,000 in revenues, due to citations being upheld in adjudication. The new technology leaves less room to dispute tickets.

DPT's December 8th webinar will provide additional details and best practices from this $15.4 million advanced parking project that will be useful to municipal, county and state government departments, as well as private parking operators responsible for parking and enforcement. Free registration is available at: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=265402&s=1&k=8C1A49910D44B77405A4E608E0F0843D&partnerref=dpt1

"The City of Houston's use of multi-space pay stations is a testament to the positive impact that smart parking initiatives can have on a city," said Alan Menezes, vice president of product management and marketing with Digital Payment Technologies. "There is a great opportunity for cities that still rely upon single-head parking meters to institute a similar parking plan and reap the benefits. Our customizable pay stations, back-end services and support and seamless integration with leading industry partners put DPT in the unique position of offering a complete parking solution composed of best-in-class components. Furthermore, DPT has significant experience helping large and small municipalities ensure a smooth transition as they embrace multi-space parking."

Houston/DPT Webinar Details:
Date:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST
Cost: Free
Register: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=265402&s=1&k=8C1A49910D44B77405A4E608E0F0843D&partnerref=dpt1 

About Digital Payment Technologies
Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic parking meters, management software, and online services for the parking industry. DPT products provide complete financial tracking, control, and reporting on parking revenue collected by cities, municipalities, universities, parking management companies, private operators, and national parks, from customer payment through to bank deposit. In 2007, DPT was named Emerging Company of the Year by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association, and has been included on multiple Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing high technology companies in North America. For more information visit: http://www.digitalpaytech.com

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