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Parking Management

Equipment Package: Parking Management

Description: This equipment package detects and classifies vehicles at parking facility entrances, exits, and other designated locations within the facility. Current parking availability is monitored and used to inform drivers through dynamic message signs/displays so that vehicles are efficiently routed to available spaces. Parking facility information, including current parking rates and directions to entrances and available exits, is also provided to drivers. Coordination with traffic management supports local traffic control coordination in and around the parking facility.
Included In: City of Worcester Parking Management System
Local City/Town Parking Facilities
MART Parking Management System
MassDOT - Highway Division Park-and-Ride Facilities
MBTA Parking Facilities
Functional Requirements 1 - The parking element shall maintain parking lot information including static information such as hours of operation, rates, location, entrance locations, capacity, type, and constraints; as well as dynamic information such as current state of the lot, occupancy, arrival rates, and departure rates.
2 - The parking element shall share information with a traffic management center to identify queues at entrances, exits that should be used, and other information that supports coordinated local traffic control in and around the parking facility.
3 - The parking element shall manage local dynamic message signs that display messages to travelers such as the parking lot state, number of spaces available, location of entrances, and current charges.
4 - The parking element shall provide the capability to detect, count, and classify vehicles at entrances, exits, and designated locations within a parking facility.
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