City of Dallas Parking Management - Parking Management Center Functionality
The 'Parking Management Center' manages one or more parking lots by providing configuration and control of field infrastructure, user account management and interfaces with financial systems to manage payment. This p–object takes the back office portion of the Parking Management System's functionality as it was defined in ARC–IT 8.3 and prior.
Functional Object: Parking Account and Fee Management
'Parking Account and Fee Management' manages parking fare collection at the Parking Management Center. It provides the back office functions that support control of field parking management systems, supporting payment reconciliation with links to financial institutions. It loads fee data into field systems when those systems are initialized or whenever such information is modified.
Functional Object: Parking Coordination
'Parking Coordination' supports communication and coordination between equipped parking facilities and also supports regional coordination between parking facilities and traffic management systems. Coordination with traffic management supports local traffic control coordination in and around the parking facility and broader regional coordination. It also shares information with transit management systems and information providers to support multimodal travel planning, including parking reservations capabilities. Information including current parking availability, system status, and operating strategies are shared to enable local parking facility management that supports regional transportation strategies.
Functional Object: Parking Management
'Parking Management' monitors parking area operations for one or more parking areas, monitoring current operational status including current parking occupancy and rates supporting back office operations.