SP+ has been selected by the City of Atlanta to manage the City’s on-street parking program. The municipal division of SP+ will provide parking enforcement, meter maintenance, collection and citation processing services.
“The City of Atlanta is pleased to announce the launch of a new, customer-based parking experience with ATLPlus,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “With the addition of upgraded equipment and Smartphone Apps, ATLPlus will minimize the time it takes for citizens and visitors to safely and legally park their vehicles. In addition, customers will now have an opportunity to dispute tickets through an administrative review process. We are confident that SP+ will bring a new level of experience and service to parking in our city.”
The five-year partnership has been formed to upgrade Atlanta’s 2,400 metered parking spaces—ultimately, providing residents and visitors with a state-of-the-art smart parking system. Immediate upgrades include the conversion to a program using license plate recognition technology for enforcement. Over the coming months, SP+ plans to meet with neighborhood stakeholders to discuss the impact of the new program, enhanced customer service and operational efficiency.
“We are excited to have earned the City’s trust to make needed improvements to this valuable public service. Our objective will be to enhance the parking experience for customers by deploying new equipment while our staff maintains the southern hospitality for which Atlanta is known,” commented Thomas Hagerman, Executive Vice President for SP+.
Jason Spoeth, Vice President for SP+ was recently interviewed by WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta to promote the City’s new on-street parking program.