City of Deadwood begins updating parking technology
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The City of Deadwood is set to begin updating parking technology, after the Commission approved hiring IPS Group to facilitate the upgrades back in December.
The first significant and notable change will be the Broadway parking ramp, where Pay-by-Plate kiosks are to be installed. The kiosks will allow customers to park and then pay at any of the four kiosks located near key exit points throughout the garage. Transactions are quick and kiosks accept credit cards and coins.
The Pay-by-Plate kiosks will also be installed at city parking lots, and will be spread out to allow customers more locations to pay.
Deadwood is encouraging citizens and visitors to utilize the “ParkSmarter” app, which will allow customers the option to pay online.
Phase I upgrades are paid by the city from the 2021 Parking & Transportation Equipment budget. At a Commission meeting on December 12, 2020, permission was granted to pay IPS Group $60,916.30 for the conversion to for parking management company and phase 1 of upgrading parking technology.
The new technology will not eliminate any City of Deadwood positions.