Ensure proper operations and maintenance of advanced parking management systems (APMS)
Experience from APMS deployment sites.
BWI Airport,Baltimore,Maryland,United States; Seattle Center,Seattle,Washington,United States; Chicago,Illinois,United States
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of each agency for system operations and maintenance early in the planning process. Failure to maintain the systems will reduce credibility and public support for the project may diminish. At one of the sites visited, the effort was delayed for nearly a year as the stakeholder group resolved the debate over who would pay for operations and maintenance. If roles and responsibilities are clearly articulated at the outset, such problems can be avoided.
- For systems that use space occupancy counting systems, confirm detector operation periodically. System accuracy is a critical component of a successful system. System errors can cause the inventory count to be in error, either in a positive or a negative direction. Under-counting available spaces means a lost opportunity for a patron and lost revenue for the operator, while over-counting available spaces results in frustrated patrons and a potential loss of future credibility and revenue for the operator.
- At BWI, attendants conduct periodic drive-through inspections to ensure all the detectors accurately reflect the status of the parking space.
Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: January 2007
EDL Number: 14318
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-JPO-07-011URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/14318_files/14318.pdf
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Parking Management > Information Dissemination
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