Client: Town of Arklow, County Wicklow

Contact: Linda McDonald

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The Town of Arklow introduced on-street Pay & Display Parking over 10 years ago with parking enforcement outsourced to a specialist Contractor.

Over time the meters in the Town had developed serious reliability issues with frequent breakdowns. This undermined the ability to enforce parking regulations resulting in major parking problems and lost revenue.

UTS were approached to see if we could offer a solution and we entered a short-term meter leasing agreement with The Council where we identified the busiest parking locations in the Town and replaced the existing 3rd party meters with Parkeon STRADA “Rapide” meters. As these locations were also prone to Vandalism the meters were fitted with additional security to prevent drilling and attacks on the money vaults. This is the standard configuration of meter supplied under the UTS Meter Leasing Service and has proven itself against even the highest level of attack.

As soon as the new meters were installed the Traffic Wardens were able to enforce with confidence and parking income increased as motorists found the meters consistently operational and simple to use.

Since then UTS have installed over 20 STRADA meters throughout The Town and The Council no longer have to deal with complaints from irate motorists. UTS take care of the meter installation, maintenance, ticket loading and repairs all for a fixed monthly fee meaning the Council’s finance Department are able to accurately plan parking expenditure and have seen year on year increases in revenue. Furthermore, the Parking Enforcement Staff are able to carry out their duties with complete efficiency and confidence.

 

 

Address

UTS Technologies LTD

Unit B14

South City Business Park

Whitestown Way

Dublin 24

D24 KN82

Phone(01) 462 2932

Email: info@utsparking.com 

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