News 2014

TPS and Cale to Install in Village of Buffalo Grove

The Village of Buffalo Grove has contracted with Total Parking Solutions, Inc to install and maintain five CWT Cale parking terminals to replace their honor boxes.  Though the application here will be pay by space, this new style of Cale meter with an alpha-numeric keypad can also be programmed as pay and display or pay by plate with no hardware changes.  The Buffalo Grove machines will accept coins, bills, and credit cards.  Commuters will also have the option to pay by phone through Cale’s integration with Passport Parking.


Village of Skokie Converting C.T.A. Station Honor Boxes to Cale Pay By Space Terminals

The Village of Skokie will be removing their honor boxes and installing three Cale pay by space parking CWT terminals.  The Village was extremely impressed with the responses they received when they contacted the references Total Parking Solutions, Inc supplied.  That and TPS’s presence in the area gives them the peace of mind that the support will always be nearby.  These pay stations will allow users to pay with coins, bills, and credit cards as well as paying by phone through integrated partner Passport Parking.  Passport was recently awarded the City of Chicago’s pay by phone contract.  A fourth machine will be added in the spring in a parking lot adjacent to this installation.


Village of Downers Grove Removes Single Space Meters in Favor of Pay Station

Village employees will no longer have to spend the time to go enforcing, collecting, repairing, and maintaining meter to meter at the Fairview Metra station.  The Village of Downers Grove has now converted their third and final Metra station to Cale electronic multi-space pay stations.  This brings the total number of pay stations in operation in the Village to eleven.   These pay stations, as with all their others, allows for coin, bill, credit card or pay by phone payment.


TPS Installs First Pay by Plate Application in Midwest

Aurora, Illinois will not only be installing Cale parking terminals in their Transportation Center this fall, but the terminals will operate as Pay by Plate, thereby taking advantage of the license plate recognition system they put into operation two years ago.  Cale’s back office system, WebOffice, will be integrated with the City’s LPR camera system and pay by phone provider.  Cale has already partnered with both companies in prior installations making this switchover seamless. The pay stations will accept coin, bills, and now credit cards for those paying at the more than 1,000 parking spaces.


Wilmette Decides to Switch to Multi-Space with TPS

TPS won the award for the installation of four pay by space terminals at the Village of Wilmette Metra station parking lot.  The single space meters have been removed and now village staff needs only to collect a few pay stations rather than 400 parking meters.  The labor time saved is tenfold.  Commuters will now have the ability to pay with coins, bills, and credit cards but also by way of phone/app through Passport Parking.  They have already seen that a small transaction fee does not discourage usage, with many taking advantage of the convenience.


University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Adds Two Pay Stations

Due to the satisfaction of the University parking staff and its’ parking public, U.W.L. has decided to add two additional pay stations, bringing the total number on campus to six.  The plan going forward is to convert the remainder of their single space parking meters to Cale.  The equipment had more than proven itself through the harsh winter of 2013-14.


The City of Whiting Goes With TPS and Cale for the Whihala Beach Redevelopment Project

Whiting, Indiana was in the process of reinstalling the equipment that they operated at the beach parking lots, until their eyes were opened to the benefits of multi-space parking terminals.  The benefits of pay and display Cale terminals to both the City and the beach patrons far outweighed any other potential parking payment system, as well as the flexibility the system offers the City.  The ability to offer tier-leveled payment (City residents, State residents, non-residents) was a big factor in their decision, as well as TPS’s service and support reputation, considering this is their first experience with multi-space parking equipment.