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TransLink moves to ‘pay by plate’ parking

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

TransLink is converting many of its park-and-ride lots to a “pay by licence plate” system instead of having users punch stall numbers into a machine.

This comes as the authority was having issues with scrubbed and faded numbers at the Scott Road SkyTrain station’s parking lot.

Until the new system takes effect next week at Scott Road, TransLink spokeswoman Jiana Ling said that the Impark parking company is waiving previous citations related to faded paint at the lot.

She said there weren’t many stalls with faded paint — which meant customers couldn’t mark their stall numbers — but those have now been coned off until the new system is installed.

So far, the South Surrey park and ride has already transitioned to the new system.

“It’s an efficient way to collect and enforce parking payments and minimize on maintenance,” Ling said.

“It’s this new technology that has become available and is happening throughout the parking industry.”




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