CivicSmart Selected by the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado to Upgrade its Smart Parking Program
(January 16, 2020) – Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of CivicSmart, Inc., (“CivicSmart”) is pleased to announce that it has contracted with the City of Colorado Springs, CO, to upgrade the City’s Smart Parking program.
Following a successful field trial and a competitive procurement, CivicSmart was selected to upgrade the City’s existing smart meters with Liberty Next Gen (LNG) Smart Parking Meters, as well as provide new Meter Housings. In order to help advance the sophistication of the City’s parking program, the City is installing Vehicle Detection Sensors to provide real-time information about on-street occupancy and availability.
Installation of the first 1,100 LNG meters and sensors is occurring in the first quarter of the year with a total of 2,500 LNG meters and sensors being installed when the project is complete.
“Smart meters are an established part of our parking program, and our residents and visitors expect the convenience of paying by credit and debit card,” said Scott Lee, Parking Enterprise Director of the City of Colorado Springs. “But we need to be careful stewards of parking funds, and the opportunity to reduce our upfront, ongoing and spare battery costs made financial and operational sense. Our trial with CivicSmart convinced us that they had the innovative technology and service to meet our requirements.”
Mike Nickolaus, President and CEO of CivicSmart, added, “Colorado Springs has operated a smart parking program for years and we are delighted that an educated client evaluated and recognized the advantages our LNG meter has to offer. Further, the deployment of our patented vehicle sensors will unlock an array of Smart Parking and Smart City benefits and keep Colorado Springs on the cutting edge of innovation.”
CivicSmart, Inc., is a leader in citywide, on-street parking solutions with an 84-year track record providing parking meters, sensors, housings, enforcement, and software products for over a million parking spaces. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, CivicSmart’s patented “Smart Parking” solutions have been deployed globally on five continents and serve over 1,500 clients. More information about CivicSmart is available at CivicSmart.com.