News 2010

The Village of Barrington has selected TPS and Cale to replace ten Guardian pay by space terminals at their Metra station.  All pay stations will accept coins, bills, and credit card payment.  In addition, with Cale’s recent partnership with Parkmobile, the option to pay by cell phone will also be available.


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Ohio Parking located in downtown Chicago, was seeking a solution for revenue collection during non-attendant off hours operation.  A Compact pay and display terminal installed by TPS immediately filled their need.  Real time PCI complaint credit card payment is in excess of 80%.

The City of North Chicago decided to remove the honor box at their Great Lakes Metra station.  After securing bids from several vendors they have chosen TPS and Cale.  Once this installation proves successful, the honor boxes are to be replaced at their northern station as well.


The City of Evanston has added another Cale pay by space terminal to their parking system.  The garage that provides parking for library patrons, with a design similar to the other garages they have converted, will be going from single space meters to pay by space.  The convenience that the Compact BNA provides to both the users and the City makes the decision to switch over a simple one.


The Village of Hanover Park has recently completed a one for one replacement of six obsolete Parkeon pay by space stations with Cale Compact XL’s.  At the start up, TPS staff found that the commuters were ecstatic to now have the option to pay with credit card.


The Labor Day holiday weekend will coincide with the grand opening of the new City of Elmhurst parking garage.  Two Cale pay by space terminals will be integrated with the seven machines already in operation.  Since commuters and shoppers will be utilizing the deck, for the sake of convenience, they will have the option to pay at any of the nine machines throughout the system.


As the one year anniversary of opening of the City of Berwyn parking garage approaches, the City has called on TPS to install a pay by space terminal with a decorative shelter to protect the users from the elements.  The 24 hour parking lot is located north of the Metra station on Oak Park Avenue and is used by shoppers, commuters, and hospital employees and visitors.


As part of a minor Metra station renovation project, the Village of River Grove took the opportunity to replace the Parkeon pay by space meter.  The new Cale Compact XL pay station will accept coins and bills as the Parkeon machine did before, but also now a credit card payment option has been added.


The City of Joliet raises parking meters rates, effective May 10, 2010.  The City uses this as a perfect opportunity to introduce pay and display parking to their residents.  Three pay stations will replace approximately one hundred parking meters in two downtown parking lots.  Payment options will no longer be limited to coins only; bills and credit cards will also be accepted.


Fontana, Wisconsin is sold on Cale and TPS.  After a brief and successful trial last year, the Village located across the water from Lake Geneva, has purchased and installed two pay and display terminals on its lakeshore.  Village staff is now eager to replace the remaining parking meters, which is scheduled to take place before the end of 2010.


In an effort to automate operations for some of their locations in the City of Chicago, private operator State Parking installs its first Cale pay and display station in a near north side garage.  Once this proves successful, plans to convert others are on the horizon.


Phase III of the Metra Project has been completed.  A total of 128 pay by space terminals have been installed from as far as Long Lake to the north, Hegewisch to the south, and LaFox to the west.  All machines accept bills, coins, and the Metra parking debit card.


Total Parking Solutions, Inc has been chosen by the City of Elmhurst to install Cale pay by space terminals in their municipal garages and Metra parking lots.  In an effort to centralize the existing system of scattered honor boxes, the City is installing the electronic pay stations that will integrate the lots and garages into more manageable groups.