The Reno City Council today approved a settlement agreement for previous downtown parking kiosk systems and awarded the city’s parking management system to IPS Group, Inc. UPDATE: The settlement amount is at the end of the article.
The settlement with Curb System, LLC, the business which provided the previous parking meters that received widespread complaints, releases claims against the City and Curb System. The settlement also provides for the removal of the Curb System kiosks and restoration of city property. The settlement allows the city to proceed with a parking system.
According to the City, “in July 2013, a Request for Proposal for a parking management system was released. Six responses were received and evaluated and ranked based on price, reliability, convenience, and experience. The top two proposers from the initial evaluation were allowed the opportunity to install two of their meters with sensors for evaluation and data gathering for at least one week prior to giving an oral presentation and demonstration of the features that they had proposed.”
The new parking systems are still being negotiated but will include single space meters that will accept coin and credit cards. IPS Group, Inc. has parking systems San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Walnut Creek, Phoenix, Santa Monica and San Francisco.
The Reno City Council will finalize an agreement at a December meeting. Once a contract is approved, the new parking management system is expected to be operating in February 2014.