PAY STATIONS COMING TO WATERBURY
WATERBURY PARKING DIVISION ANNOUNCES
NEW PARKING SOLUTION
Waterbury, CT September 2012
The Waterbury Parking Division has announced the
introduction of a new pay station parking system for Downtown Waterbury called “Kiosk”.
The “Kiosk” is a new way to pay for parking spaces and is designed to replace the
older “parking meter” system currently situated throughout the downtown area.
The City of Waterbury now joins the ranks of hundreds of other cities across the U.S. employing
this method for downtown parking.
Rather than have parking meters situated at every parking space in the downtown area,
a “Kiosk” will be situated in various areas on the sidewalks of Downtown Waterbury streets.
Parking patrons can purchase their parking time directly at the “Kiosk” by depositing either
coinage or a credit card. The Patron can buy various amounts of time or the maximum allowed.
A receipt is delivered from the “Kiosk” which must then be displayed, face up on the driver’s
side dashboard. Enforcement will remain the same as Meter Aides will monitor the displayed
receipts and check for any elapsed times.
Captain Edward DaPonte of the Waterbury Police Department has been supervising the
introduction and installation of these “Kiosks”. The Captain states, “This represents a
more ‘customer service’ type system of parking by allowing the parking patron several options
for payment while at the same time greatly minimizing the service time that was required for
the older meters. This will not only save the City money in the long run but could represent an
increase in parking revenues.”
Carl Rosa, CEO of Main Street Waterbury states, “These Kiosks are certainly a welcome
addition to our central business district as we strive to make parking more user friendly for
downtown Waterbury visitors.”
The units are solar powered and automatically send a signal to the Parking Division Office if
they require servicing.
A “demo” unit is currently on display at City Hall and the Waterbury Parking Division is inviting
the public to learn more about their operation. Within the next two weeks, several Kiosks will be
installed in the Library Parking lot adjacent to the Silas Bronson Library for a trial run. The intent
would be to have them distributed throughout the Downtown Waterbury area in the near future.
For more information contact the Waterbury Parking Division at 203-574-6721.