Birmingham parking meters get 3G tech

By on 14/07/2014 in Cllr Ali, News

More than 40 parking meters in Birmingham city centre have been installed with 3G modems in a bid to save money and increase efficiency.

The new parking meters alert staff when the meters need emptying and when they need maintenance via a centralised system meaning routine checks are a thing of the past.

Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for Development, Transport & the Economy, Cllr Tahir Ali, said: “Even parking meters can be improved with the addition of technology and the modems will help to ensure that we provide a reliable and cost effective service for visitors to the city centre.

“The system allows us to monitor the meters remotely which means we'll know if there's a problem and this in turn allows us to reduce maintenance costs.”

The 43 meters have been supplied by Parkeon and have been installed in the Livery Street area. 


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