City of Reno Announces New Parking System for Midtown
Siemens and Streetline Inc, is teaming up with the City of Reno to introduce what is called the "Parker" smartphone app.
"We actually put a censor in the ground," said Larry Hillman with Siemens and Streetline. "There's a censor in space you see here. It communicates over a wireless network, which on the Streetline Parker App, allows drivers to identify and find available parking."
The censors send back real time information to the app, telling drivers where there is available parking.
So, all you have to do is download the app and it finds where you are through GPS. After you park, you can set a timer, so you know when your two free hours of parking is up.
The city also can monitor how long a vehicle has been in a parking spot.
City officials said they will ticket vehicles that have been parked in Midtown longer than two hours.
Midtown businesses owners say they are excited.
"Keeping traffic coming and going. Then you don't have cars parked there for hours on end. You know, for the whole day. It also helps our employees who have to park in different spots, so they're on different side streets, not taking customer parking," says co-owner of Sup, Kasey Christensen.
The City of Reno has approved the installation of 200 parking sensors.
Streetline's parking solutions have also been installed in several other cities like Los Angeles, Indianapolis, New Brunswick, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
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