City Seeks Proposals to Upgrade Parking Garage Access System

The City has issued a request for proposals for the installation and management of a new access system for the Olive Street Parking Garage. The City is seeking a system that uses license plate recognition technology to manage the entry and exit of vehicles, eliminating the need for a barrier gate arm and physical tickets. Parkers would have the option of paying for their time in the garage by credit/debit card, mobile app, monthly pass or invoice sent by mail to the registered owner of the vehicle.


“This is an upgrade that will improve the experience for residents, visitors and passholders and streamline the City’s parking management system,” said Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. “Frankly, the current barrier gate system has been plagued by problems and securing replacement parts has been a challenge. This improvement will create a completely automated system that will better serve our community.”


Completed in 2018, the Olive Street Garage boasts 274 parking spaces across four levels. Retrofits were required to accommodate the current access system.


It is the City’s intent to award a three-year service/licensing contract for the new access system. The complete Request for Proposals is available on the City website at Proposals are due by 11 a.m. on March 2, 2023. The RFP process is being managed by Chief Procurement Officer Laura Phelps.