Fayetteville improves downtown payment meters

Smart meters are equipped with sensor technology that identifies the exact moment a car is parked in a space.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville is making changes to the downtown parking improve the payment process for residents and visitors.

The downtown business district will now have new, modernized payment methods. The 250 street parking meters have been replaced by “intelligent” parking meters. Residents will now have the option to pay by credit card, ParkMobile app or traditional coins.

Smart meters are equipped with sensor technology that identifies the exact moment a car is parked in a space. City officials say the sensors will allow for grace periods, during which parking rates won’t be charged for downtown customers during shorter parking sessions.

“The sensors allow for a more user-friendly approach to parking enforcement,” said Justin Clay, director of parking management for the city. “Additionally, it gives the ability to relay real-time parking availability through the mobile app.”

Street meters are either short-term with a two-hour limit or long-term with no time limit.

Here is the updated parking lot menu.

Parking is always free around the Town Center Square and Gardens for no more than two hours in any four hour period.
The five city-owned parking lots downtown had 275 single-place coin-operated meters. They now have pay stations for each batch that use a license plate payment method.

The city says this transition allows for the same grace period as on-street sensors and allows city staff to apply permits by license plate, removing the need and cost associated with physical permits.

Clays says accessibility will be improved by removing single-space meters along sidewalks adjacent to parking lots with the new meters.

The new equipment costs were covered by Resolution 6475 in 2021 which changed on-street parking rates from 25 cents per hour to 50 cents per hour and surface lot rates from 15 cents per hour to 25 cents per hour. hour.

5NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | instagram | Youtube

DOWNLOAD THE 5NEWS APP
DOWNLOAD FOR IPHONE HERE | DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID HERE

HOW TO ADD THE 5NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: add string from ROKU Store or by searching for KFSM in the Channel Store.

For Fire TV, search “KFSM” to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered straight to your Fire TV through Amazon.

To report a typo or grammatical error, please email [email protected].

David H. Henry