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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 

PARCS INSTALLATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT THE FOLLOWING GARAGES:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hosptial and Trauma Center  (ZSFGH) Parking Gararage - Phase Two
  • Japan Center/Annex Garage Phase One
  • 16th & Hoff Garage
Current Phase or Stage 
Phases One and Two
Predicted Completion 
Winter 2019
Project Status 
Current
Project Success 
On schedule

PARCS Remaining Schedule Estimate

Garage Start Finish/Projected PARCS 100% Complete Projection
ZSFG Hospital 7/13/2018 1/31/2019 2/28/2019
16th & Hoff 1/22/2019 2/28/2019 3/31/2019
7th & Harrison 3/1/2019 4/6/2019 4/30/2019
Japan Center/Annex 8/15/2018 2/28/2019 3/31/2019
Mission Bartlett 4/15/2019 5/31/2019 7/9/2019
PAG 2/11/2019 4/30/2019 5/30/2019
Union Square 3/1/2019 4/30/2019 6/15/2019
Golden Gateway 7/1/2019 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