City of Chattanooga Meter Installation
CARTA is the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, operating a fleet of fixed route and paratransit (Care-A-Van) buses, the Incline Railway and the downtown electric shuttle system. CARTA also sets policy for and manages the City of Chattanooga’s parking system, including on-street parking meters, surface parking lots, and parking garages.
On March 28th, 2012, CARTA, the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, requested proposals for the purchase of 600 single space credit card enabled parking meters. CARTA was looking for turnkey meters with credit card acceptance capability, PCI-compliant credit card processing, and wireless real time communication. CARTA selected Duncan’s Liberty meter and integrated 600 of them with Duncan 2100 Eagle CK single-space meter mechanisms with Duncan housings. All of these meters accept a preloaded “smart card” provided through Duncan Parking Technologies. All single-space meters accept coins.
As a testament to the performance of the Liberty meters, from 2016 to 2019 CARTA purchased an additional 200 meters.