Aspen mulls ‘dial-to-park’ system |

Aspen mulls ‘dial-to-park’ system

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Aspen City Council is considering a new way to let people pay to park ” a “dial-to-park”-system.

A pay-by-phone system could replace the existing in-car meters, which are no longer being manufactured.

The new system involves a live, Web-based call center, where first-time users would either call in or go online to set up an account.

A 10-second phone call by users would initiate a parking session that can last up to four hours ” the maximum amount of time offered throughout the commercial core, officials say. If a user returns to the vehicle before the parking session expires, he or she would be able to terminate it by making another phone call.

Transactions would be done using a credit card put on file, and users would access their accounts to review their parking transactions. All calls to the call center ” whether they are correct, incorrect or incomplete ” would be documented in order to help resolve any payment disputes that may arise.

For more on the system, and what the council decides when it meets Monday at City Hall, see Tuesday’s Aspen Times.

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