The City of Bellingham recently announced that it has partnered with parking management software leader NuPark to deliver a comprehensive host of solutions for the City’s parking operations including permitting, citations and license plate recognition-based enforcement. The decision to implement NuPark’s integrated platform supports the City’s initiative to provide better parking efficiency and convenience for residents and visitors.
NuPark’s software offers the City a centralized administrative management platform using LPR technology to evolve their parking enforcement from a manual to automated system. The automated enforcement also gives Bellingham the ability to move away from coin-op meters to credit card based payments by integrating with the City’s mobile payment provider PayByPhone Technologies Inc.
Clark Williams, City of Bellingham Public Works Superintendent of Transportation, says, “We selected NuPark’s all-in-one platform because of the clear superiority over using multiple cumbersome systems that don’t integrate. We like NuPark’s enforcement and permitting solution, it enables our ability to centralize management for all of our parking areas including residential zones, on-street parking, garages and surface lots.”
Bellingham’s choice of NuPark’s smart parking management platform means that the City will have access to real-time parking data that is accessible from any device with a secure web browser. Parking operations decisions will be made based on parking data analytics such as parking demand and length of time parked.
Customers will also benefit from the capability of using NuPark’s web-based portal to manage permits and file online appeals, eliminating the need for customers to appear in traffic court if they receive a parking citation.
“By using NuPark’s innovative and comprehensive parking technology, the City of Bellingham will be making huge gains in parking enforcement efficiency, ease of use, and customer satisfaction for residents and visitors to Bellingham,” says Andrew LaMothe, NuPark’s Regional Sales Director, West.
The City plans to implement the new LPR enforcement parking management by end of the year.
The City of Bellingham provides quality, cost-effective services to meet current needs and form a strong foundation for the future. The City delivers a full range of services – including public safety, economic development, street and multi-modal transportation infrastructure, parking, utilities, culture and recreation. In addition to operating water, wastewater and storm water utilities, the City also provides countywide emergency medical services via Medic One, and operates the local libraries, cemetery, museum and nearly 100 parks. Bellingham was incorporated in 1903, consolidating four small towns bordering Bellingham Bay, and is now a city of more than 80,000 and serving as the county seat.
About NuPark, Inc.
NuPark, Inc. provides the leading smart parking management platform designed to help parking professionals deliver amazing and convenient parking experiences. With over 225 years of combined experience, NuPark is built by parking professionals for parking professionals and is setting the innovation agenda for parking technology. Its open, cloud-based solution streamlines and automates the process of managing, selling, and enforcing parking. By integrating license plate recognition (LPR) technology, real-time data syncing, electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals into one platform, NuPark offers a comprehensive parking management solution which optimizes all aspects of a complex parking operation. Headquartered in Cedar Park, TX, NuPark serves as a trusted provider with customers in a variety of industries including higher education, municipalities, private operations, health care, commercial retail establishments and transit authorities across the country. Contact NuPark for more information at www.nupark.com.