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Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Request for Proposals for Citywide Parking Management

Post Date:06/20/2016 2:00 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2016

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Request for Proposals for Citywide Parking Management

ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed announced today the City of Atlanta has released the request for proposals (RFP) for citywide parking management services. The RFP seeks to solicit bids from leading companies nationwide to manage and operate 2,500 paid parking spaces for a five-year contract term, with two one-year renewal options. Under the RFP, bidders will have the flexibility to propose how to incorporate the latest developments in parking management technology.

“I have heard clear public demand for a new approach to parking management in the City of Atlanta and today I am responding to that demand,” said Mayor Reed. “The new agreement will bring immediate and reliable benefits to the City of Atlanta. It is designed to address public concerns, including the need for improved customer service and an independent process to challenge tickets through the Municipal Court. The city’s next parking operator will use cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute technology to operate a parking system that meets everyone’s needs.”

Over the past seven years, Atlanta residents have been proactive in sharing their concerns and feedback about the city’s current parking contract. The Atlanta City Council has held public meetings to gather additional feedback, as well as ideas for future parking management operations. The Reed Administration reviewed feedback both from Council and the public and incorporated many of the suggestions into the RFP.

The RFP gives preference to firms which will:

  • Guarantee $7 million dollars in annual revenue to go in to the City of Atlanta general fund;
  • Consider a revenue-sharing agreement beyond the guaranteed amount;
  • Agree to a set grace period for expired meters of three minutes on weekdays and five minutes on weekends and holidays;
  • Agree to an independent process for contesting tickets through the Atlanta Municipal Court; and
  • Agree to accept penalties if a certain percentage of tickets are overturned through the independent review process.

Responses are due in late July.

The current contract with ParkAtlanta, operated by Wisconsin-based Duncan Solutions, was negotiated and signed in 2009 under a prior administration. The ParkAtlanta agreement generated $5.5 million in guaranteed revenue for the City of Atlanta each year. The contract was not eligible for renewal and will expire in September of this year. Atlanta City Council may authorize a temporary extension of the contract to cover the period between the contract’s expiration and the new agreement taking effect.

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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