Parking Solutions  

Transportation Funding Consultants (TFC) is unique in that we not only implement and manage municipal parking programs, but are also a complete source of funding and therefore a means of transferring risk. We fund the building, maintenance and upgrade of off-street parking facilities and lots as well as complete on-street parking infrastructures.

We provide next-generation technologies and processes to parking operations that work well for both our clients and their customers. TFC assembles a team of experts and providers to craft a solution to each city’s needs.

Meters
TFC provides single and multi-space parking meters with sensors driven by the most current payment and real-time reporting technology and we can assist you in determining the most cost-effective and efficient type (or combination of types) to suit the specific needs of your parking program.

Single-Space Meters
This traditional on-street meter is ticket-less, accepts coins or tokens, and can be configured to accept payment through smart cards or cell phones.Meters can also be configured for pay by space solutions that sense if the space is open or used with data transmitted to a central system for transmission to other devices and for utilization analysis.

Multi-Space Meters

Pay-and-Display

In this type of multi-space meter, a customer receives a printed ticket after purchasing parking time and then places it on their vehicle’s dashboard. Data is wirelessly sent and maintained on a central server.System managers can access statistical information which can often be imported into the city’s existing accounting systems.

Pay-by-Space

A customer enters a number on a numeric keypad which corresponds to their parking space and then pays for the amount of time they wish to park. In this scenario a driver does not need to return to their vehicle to place a ticket on the dashboard.

Boot and Tow Program
TFC can radically increase the effectiveness of your boot and tow operation. Our boot crews utilize advanced technology such as vehicles equipped with Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems. Hundreds of license plates can be read per minute and scanned into a laptop. The plates are then compared against a database hotlist and crews are alerted to any vehicle that requires booting and towing. The result is a much higher number of vehicles, with outstanding citations, discovered and booted. This improves program efficiency and increases revenue.


PARKING – on street/lots
PAYMENT IN ADVANCE FOR EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • New parking meter equipment
    • Single space
    • Space sensor
    • Kiosks
  • Credit card/smart card/cell phone
  • App to show open spaces in City
  • Automated citation issuance
  • Event/All day parking capability
  • Violation processing
  • DMV interface
  • Residential Permit parking programs
  • Web enabled reporting system
  • Real time data access
  • Parking management reporting and analysis of time zones and rates
  • Meter revenue and Delinquent collections used to pay for equipment and systems


Parking Program

OUTSOURCE ON STREET PARKING PROGRAM

  • Minimum 500 METERS
    – DOWNTOWN
    – LOTS
    – PARKING GARAGE
  • METER RATE $1.50-$2.00 PER HOUR
    – RESIDENT DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
    – $5 – $12 PER DAY EVENT DAILY RATE
    – DYNAMIC PRICING ANALYSIS
    – LOWER HOURLY RATE AT SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
  • TERM 120 MONTHS
  • CITY OWNS ALL EQUIPMENT AT END OF PROGRAM TERM
  • NO INVESTMENT BY CITY
    – ADVANCE PAYMENT TO CITY
  • CITY SHARES REVENUE FROM PROGRAM


PROVIDE ALL EQUIPMENT/MAINTENANCE

    – SCALABLE BASED ON NUMBER OF SPACES IN PROGRAM
  • NEW METERS
  • SPACE SENSORS
  • ALPR VEHICLES FOR ENFORCEMENT
    – PCOs in vehicles and walking
  • ALL MAINTENCE AND SERVICING
  • METER COLLECTION
  • STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS
    – BENCHES
    – TRASH RECEPTACLES
    – VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Handheld Devices

  • CivicSmart’s AutoISSUE Software runs on a variety of Android-based devices
  • Officers can view sensor data about the location of vehicles parked in violation
  • Officers can issue tickets and take photos, which are wirelessly uploaded to the backend management
  • GPS tracking allows monitoring of officer productivity



Smart Parking Value Proposition
Empower cities to:

  • Capture additional revenue through:
    • Real-time enforcement
    – Understand where violations are happening
    • Zero-out meters
    – Capture residual meter fare after a motorist departs
    – Ensures each motorist pays for his session
    • Permit validation
    – Enforce handicap, electric vehicle, residential or other parking permissions with validation through CivicSmart permit chips
  • Achieve “smart cities” goals
    – Economic development, via more frequent parking session turnover
    – Sustainability through reduced circling or “cruising” for parking, reducing CO2 emissions
    – Livability through reduced motorist frustration