The City of Chicago, in a much criticized move, recently privatized its parking enforcement. Stephen Goldsmith says the program should be celebrated instead of booed.
Jan 24, 2010 Governing Magazine
Chicago's decision to privatize its parking meters seems to be a loss for the city, as new data shows the city could have made much more money in the long term had they maintained operational management.
Nov 22, 2009 The New York Times
Earlier this year, The City of Chicago handed over control of their parking meter enforcement to a private company. A watchdog group is suing, saying the city didn't have a right to lease the public's streets.
Aug 20, 2009 Chicago Sun-Times
At a digital security conference in Las Vegas, a presenter showed that newer "smart" parking meters can be hacked, giving the hacker free parking wherever they go.
Aug 5, 2009 Boing Boing
With cities switching to new pay kiosks, parking meters are going the way of the dodo- unfortunately for bikers, who use the posts for bike racks. A handful of cities are seeing the possibility in old posts.
Jul 2, 2009 Streetsblog
A new technology in use in Sacramento, CA snaps pics of cars' tires and compares them on the next sweep, increasing the number of time violators caught.
Jun 21, 2009 The Seattle Times
The City of St. Petersburg, Florida has proposed longer enforcement hours on parking meters. Residents and business owners are none too happy about the change.
Jun 12, 2009 St. Petersburg Times
For $1.16 billion, Chicago Parking Meters LLC, has won the rights to manage Chicago's parking meters. This is one step the city has taken to ease budget shortfalls.
Dec 4, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
On Tuesday, San Francisco's MUNI approved a pilot program to price 6,000 of the city's parking spots according to popularity.
Nov 21, 2008 The New York Times