Parking permits are a crucial element in managing traffic and ensuring compliance in any facility. With a digital permit system, your staff can work and monitor all permits in real-time.
Digital permits eliminate the need for hang tags and offer your customers a seamless, streamlined experience. Residents and visitors apply for permits online by simply filling out a short digital application, uploading their license registration and proof of residency, and paying.
1. Streamlined Permit Sales
For organizations that offer visitor parking, virtual passes are a game changer. They streamline the permit distribution process and eliminate shipping costs while reducing staff workloads and eliminating the risk of lost or misplaced decals. Instead, patrons register their vehicle in an intuitive application and drive through a hands-free gate that grants or denies access instantly.
Whether they’re counting down the days until the big game or want more flexibility, your students and visitors will love flexible digital permits such as gtechna. These convenient, mobile-friendly options allow them to choose the duration of their parking and can be purchased on demand, from anywhere at any time – even while on the go.
Centralize visitor, temporary, and home health aide parking permits for residents through a streamlined self-service portal. During live testing, residents from most states used the Permits portal to purchase, assign, and display visitor, home health aide, and contractor parking permits.
Streamline the process for claiming parking spaces and ensuring compliance using a robust integration between Conduit’s Operations Commander, IPS, and Genetic License Plate Recognition (LPR). By automating these processes, cities can reduce the time spent processing applications and distributing physical credentials, freeing up valuable resources to focus on other projects. This allows for greater flexibility and a faster response to citizens, ultimately improving the overall quality of service.
2. Enhanced Customer Service
A virtual permit program allows residents to buy and manage their permits online easily. This provides a much more convenient experience for your patrons as they no longer have to wait in line at the parking office during permit season or worry about their decal being visible to enforcement officers.
The ability to offer residents and guests an online permit management system allows them to self-manage their accounts and upload necessary documentation. They can also view their permit information in real time, including guest permits on order, space availability, and more! This allows them to manage their vehicle and guest permit usage better, creating a more efficient experience for everyone.
Virtual permitting creates a more streamlined and touchless process for the office staff. Instead of dealing with the back-end administration of selling physical permits, the team can focus on other essential tasks like ensuring that lots are filled up and all vehicles are compliant.
In addition, parking management software allows you to create a priority system for each lot that helps streamline traffic and allocate spaces. The software also provides customized dashboards and reporting, giving you the data you need to make informed business decisions.
3. Enhanced Compliance
When it comes to managing and monitoring your parking program, having real-time data is critical. Using software that provides logging, search functions, time stamping, and access to resident and guest permit information can help ensure your residents and guests follow the rules of your parking program. Less unauthorized tenancy can lead to more spaces for your residents and improved customer satisfaction.
Virtual permits use a license plate as the credential, eliminating the need for enforcement officers to check dashboards and rearview mirrors for physical certificates. Combined with online sales and LPR, this allows you to automate enforcement and results in a 10- to 20-fold improvement in enforcement productivity.
Conduit helped develop a convenient new virtual permit system. Residents easily assign guest passes online, and visitors claim spaces by entering a validation code via a mobile app or by calling Parking Services. The program also makes it easy for customers to renew or change their permits online and enables Parking Services staff to check compliance instantly using license plate recognition technology. The result is a more streamlined process for everyone involved and a 90 percent compliance rate among permits.
4. Reduced Waste
With Virtual Permitting, your license plate becomes your permit. When you register your vehicle with our new system, your license plate information is referenced against the parking database to verify that you have a valid virtual permit and the proper parking privileges for your lot location. All campuses use this system, allowing for more efficient, safe, and secure parking.
Students, faculty, and staff can now register their vehicles in their online parking account, which will serve as their permits until they renew their passports. This removes the need to display a physical key and eliminates concerns about lost/stolen hangtags. It also simplifies the renewal process, removing the need to visit the transportation lobby for tickets and reducing the amount of paper and plastic waste produced.
In addition, drivers can add up to three vehicles to their account. This allows them to park their car, van, or truck on campus and not worry about transferring their permit to the right vehicle. This technology supports the University’s sustainability goals and helps reduce traffic congestion on campus.
Waste reduction is the process of avoiding or reducing the creation of waste through energy and water efficiency, purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products, and eliminating or minimizing the number of materials sent for disposal or recycling. It also includes source reduction, which refers to designing, manufacturing, or purchasing products and materials with a low or zero waste-generating potential