COLUMBIA —The Metropolis of Columbia has put in a brand new gate arm system at two downtown parking garages.
The brand new system, which is in place on the Eighth Street and Walnut and Tenth Street and Cherry parking garages, “allow(s) for a more intuitive, consistent and streamlined process for customers through the implementation of a new flat-rate fee structure and the ability to pay upon exit, rather than immediately after parking,” Columbia Public Works mentioned in a information launch.
The town plans to put in the brand new system within the remaining Columbia garages in two-week intervals, so workers can help clients with the newly put in techniques.
Prospects shall be given a ticket upon coming into the storage, and can pay upon exiting based mostly on how lengthy they parked. The brand new exit system gives further types of fee resembling Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and credit score and debit card fee. Prospects wishing to pay cash can solely accomplish that on the walk-up machines.
The charges of each storage shall be $1 per two hours, with the primary hour being free. The utmost day by day parking charge is $5. ParkMobile will now not be accepted on the downtown garages.
The brand new system additionally contains occupancy indicators exterior garages, so clients can see if hourly parking is on the market, or if solely allow spots are vacant.
The Metropolis of Columbia parking storage hours of enforcement are Monday by way of Friday from eight a.m. to six p.m.