Parking Electronic Payment Functional Area


Parking payment collection using in-vehicle equipment (tags) or contact or proximity traveler cards used for electronic payment. Includes field elements and back-office functionality.

Included In

Local Parking Management

Functional Requirements

1The parking element shall detect and classify vehicles entering and exiting a parking facility (vehicle size, type, identifiable features, etc.).
2The parking element shall read data from the traveler card / payment instrument carried on-board the vehicle or by the traveler.
3The parking element shall provide an interface to the driver informing them of the success or failure of the financial transaction. This may involve a request for the driver to pull aside so the operator can resolve an issue.
4The parking element shall collect data on payment violations and send the data, including images of the violator and the vehicle registration data obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, to the appropriate enforcement agency.
5The parking element shall manage the parking lot charges, considering such factors as location, vehicle types, and times of day.
6The parking element shall process the financial requests and manage an interface to a Financial Institution.
7The parking element shall support the payment of parking lot transactions using data provided by the traveler cards / payment instruments.
8The parking element shall process requests for parking lot charges to be paid in advance.
9The parking element shall process requests for the advanced payment of tolls and transit fares as well as other non-transportation services, e.g. yellow-pages services.
10The parking element shall maintain a list of invalid traveler credit identities.