Category Archives: Parking

Parking program resumes generating revenue, begins COVID recovery

From April 5-14, the paid parking system has generated about $5,650 in revenue for the downtown parking system. The new pay stations were installed in March and paid parking resumed April 2. According to the city, the meters have generated $540.36 by cash; $732.82 by credit card; and $397.50 through the Passport Parking app for a total of $1,670.88 on

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City adjusting for Passport Parking wallet function

Initially the city thought the pre-paid “wallet” option in the Passport Parking smartphone app allowed users to only pay a transaction fee when they loaded money into their wallet function, but have since determined that the system will charge a 35 cents per “parking session.” The city issued a statement on April 7 stating that it was “sorry for any inconvenience

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Paid parking resumes downtown April 2, new pay stations will be installed mid-March

The new parking kiosks are coming to downtown Great Falls this spring. The City Commission voted in November to purchase 16 pay stations, two of which will go in the city’s parking garages, and the other 14 will line Central Avenue from Park Drive to 8th Street. There will be one station per block on each side of the street,

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City reviews budget, several funds take hit from COVID

COVID-19 is impacting the city’s budget, particularly in the recreation, events and parking funds where operations have been significantly curtailed. But, one bright spot, staff told City Commissioners during their Jan. 19 work session, is that the city’s golf contractor, CourseCo, is making money and paying some of those profits back to the city, as stipulated under their contract. So

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Board recommends new management contract for parking operations

The city  is in the process of developing a new parking operations and management contract. The city received four proposals by the Oct. 30 deadline and a review committee ranked them, then interviewed two of the companies. The committee included city staff and representatives from the city’s Parking Advisory Commission. City approves purchase of new parking meters, LPR technology and

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City approves purchase of new parking meters, LPR technology and associated fees

City Commissioners voted this week to approve the purchase of 16 multi-space pay stations. Commissioners also voted to approve fees associated with the new equipment and software. This year, the city has been moving toward the installation of multi-space electronic pay stations on Central Avenue; license plate recognition equipment and software; as well as parking enforcement and back-end software. Fourteen

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City considering fees associated with modern parking enforcement technology

The City Commission has set a public hearing for Nov. 4 on proposed new parking fees related to new equipment and enforcement. This year, the city has been moving toward the installation of multi-space electronic pay stations on Central Avenue; license plate recognition equipment and software; as well as parking enforcement and back-end software. During the Oct. 23 Parking Advisory

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City continuing with plan to upgrade to pay stations, license plate readers for downtown parking

The city parking board is continuing with its plan to install 14 pay stations along Central Avenue. The Parking Advisory Commission had voted in June to recommend that the City Commission approve the purchase of the new pay stations and license plate reader technology for parking enforcement. On July 30, the key was recovered in the elevator mechanical room in the

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