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Parking Access Revenue Control Systems

PARCS is an initiative to replace aging parking equipment in 22 city-owned facilities with modern technology. PARCS is a combination of equipment and software that runs a parking facility, such as ticket machines, gate arms, payment machines and camera systems. The new system will be a significant operational upgrade from our existing 16-year old equipment. New software and hardware will: 

  • Improve operations and customer service
  • Replace signage & reviewing traffic flow / operation procedures
  • Make parking easier and more efficient for customers
  • Reduce fraud and handle cases of missing or lost tickets using license plate recognition technology
  • Improve auditing and credit card security to protect customers
  • Improve safety for high pedestrian safety areas with flashing light and audible alarm as vehicles exit facilities
  • Enable real-time data collection, which helps with the implementation of dynamic pricing and universal validation to create a more efficient parking experience for customers

To view our Automated License Plate Recognition Policy (ALPR) click here

PARCS INSTALLATION LOCATIONS

22 city-owned facilities will benefit from the PARCS upgrade. Please access this map for the facility locations.

PARCS INSTALLATION COMPLETED AT THE FOLLOWING GARAGES:

  • Civic Center
  • Polk-Bush 
  • Lombard 
  • Pierce 
  • North Beach 
  • Vallejo 
  • Portsmouth Square Garage
  • St. Mary's Square Garage
  • Ellis-O'Farrell 
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center  (ZSFGH) Parking Garage 
  • Japan Center/Annex Garage 
  • 16th & Hoff Garage
  • 7th & Harrison Lot

PARCS INSTALLATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE FOLLOWING GARAGES:

  • Performing Arts Garage (PAG) - Phase Two
  • Union Square – Phase One
  • Mission Bartlett – Phase One
  • 5th & Mission – Phase One
Current Phase or Stage 
Phases One and Two
Predicted Completion 
Summer 2020
Project Status 
Current
Project Success 
On schedule

PARCS Remaining Schedule Estimate

Garage Start Finish/Projected PARCS 100% Complete Projection
16th & Hoff 1/22/2019 2/28/2019 4/30/2019
7th & Harrison 3/1/2019 4/6/2019 5/6/2019
Mission Bartlett 5/15/2019 2/28/2020 3/31/2020
PAG 2/11/2019 8/1/2019 9/15/2019
Union Square 5/28/2019 9/15/2019 10/30/2019
Golden Gateway 11/1/2019 6/30/2020 8/31/2020
Sutter Stockton 7/1/2019 6/30/2020 8/31/2020
5th & Mission  7/1/2019 6/30/2020 8/31/2020
Contact Information 
Robert Aicardi, Operations Manager
Pamela Johnson, Public Relations Officer