Lancaster City Takes A Step Forward With New Pay By Plate Technology Through Strategic Partnership

The historic City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one of the oldest towns in the United States, has recently upgraded its pay stations to feature new pay-by-plate technology in partnership with parking industry leader Cale


Lancaster, Pennsylvania, widely known for its rich architectural heritage, recently upgraded its pay stations to feature new pay-by-plate technology through a strategic partnership with one of the world’s leading parking solutions providers, Cale. The Lancaster Parking Authority was looking to update its parking kiosks in order to optimize its parking operation by reducing maintenance costs, simplifying enforcement, and improving efficiency.

With Cale’s pay-by-plate technology, Lancaster is moving towards the future of parking operations where the vehicle’s license plate number serves as their unique identifier. Now the main form of enforcement and payment for on street parking is pay-by-plate. Enforcement officers are able to scan the vehicle’s license plate with their handheld devices to verify payment status for a particular session, or whether the driver has a valid permit. Cale’s meter and pay station technology has seamlessly integrated with Lancaster’s current enforcement system increasing the city’s enforcement accuracy.

Through Cale’s partnership with the Lancaster Parking Authority, the process of updating our parking systems was completely effortless. Cale has proven to be a reliable partner that not only provides great, cost competitive products, but also products that are future-proof,” said Larry J. Cohen, CAPP, Executive Director of the Authority.

The town of Lancaster upgraded 40 Cale pay stations, covering over 1,000 spaces, from pay-by-space to pay-by-plate mode. After the transfer and upgrade process was accomplished in less than a month, the city is now able to offer visitors a better experience, thanks to its flexible forms of payment. Users can now pay using coins, bills, credit cards, and pay-by-phone through the ParkLancaster or Parkmobile mobile applications.

From the moment Cale was founded in 1955, it has offered innovative and efficient parking solutions. As a world-leading brand within the parking industry, Cale specializes in the creation of technology for parking pay stations and meters, mobile payment systems, transaction handling and centralized software that seamlessly integrates with parking operations.

About Cale

At Cale we are leading the charge into the future of parking. It’s what we have always done since we developed our first parking meter in 1955. From our hometown in Sweden, where we still develop and manufacture solutions today, we supply the world with parking know-how and sustainable solutions that keep cities moving.

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