Three new paid parking kiosks were added in January to the second, third and fourth floors of the parking structure at City College with a payment option for credit cards.
The machines are an upgraded version of the older parking machines still located in the south lot, west lot and north lot. Nine daily parking machines are now available for students, according to Jinky Lampano, a City College police sergeant for the Los Rios Community College District.
“The old machines were very finicky when it rained,” said Lampano.
The machines were exposed to the elements and didn’t print out the permits properly in wet weather, he said.
“Also the bill acceptors were compromised during the rainy season because [the machines don’t] like wet dollar bills,” said Lampano. In addition, the coin slots were easily jammed when he said students used sticky coins.
Lampano said that having a credit card option in the new kiosk machines is beneficial for students because there are now three options for students to pay for parking passes.
The new parking machines are located on the southwest corner of the parking structure near the elevators and stairwell. Students and visitors may purchase tickets for $2, which…» Read More