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City of Chattanooga, Tenn. Deploys Multi-Space Parking Meters From Digital Payment Technologies

Modern Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations Help City to Streamline Parking Enforcement

VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Digital Payment Technologies (http://www.digitalpaytech.com) (DPT) and Creative Parking Concepts announced the deployment of 40 LUKE II parking pay stations in the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. Installed by Creative Parking Concepts, and managed by the newly formed Chattanooga Parking Authority, a division of the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA), the new solar-powered multi-space pay stations replace 286 single-head parking meters. The new pay stations will be deployed by the end of January 2013.

CARTA has been using pay stations from DPT since 2007, and the 40 new solar-powered meters bring the total to 68 in the city. The Chattanooga Parking Authority made the decision to expand the city's multi-space pay stations to both the revitalized riverfront district and the City Center. Consumers parking in these areas will benefit from the convenient option to pay with coins credit cards. Additionally customers will now have the added convenience of paying by phone on all of the pay stations. From the management and parking enforcement perspective, the pay stations will also make enforcement more efficient.

"These are high turnover areas and multi-space pay stations are the perfect fit," said Brent Matthews, director of parking at CARTA. "We appreciate the pay stations' ease-of-use, quick troubleshooting and overall reliability. We've had great success with DPT pay stations, and the ability to pay with a credit card or by phone is a great convenience for the consumer. We are also working to offer smart cards later this year. The pay stations give us the flexibility to employ new parking technology and improve customer service."

Added David Hoyt, regional sales manager at Digital Payment Technologies, "We are pleased that CARTA has continued to invest in our pay stations. The reliability, ability to streamline enforcement and multiple payment options make our pay stations the best choice for today's parking needs. Also, the pay stations' modular construction and backend software, allow the pay stations to be easily upgraded over time as parking needs evolve. This makes DPT a great investment for today, and the future."

The new parking pay stations in Chattanooga will accept payment via credit cards, coins and by phone. Parking rates remain at $0.75 per hour.

More information about the Chattanooga Parking Authority can be found at: http://www.chattanoogaparking.org.

For more information or sales inquiries on LUKE II, please call 1-888-687-6822 or visit http://www.digitalpaytech.com. Images for the LUKE II pay station can be found at http://www.digitalpaytech.com/news-and-events/press-kit.aspx.

About Digital Payment Technologies
Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) is an innovative leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic pay stations, management software, and online services for the parking industry. DPT products provide complete financial tracking, control, and reporting on parking revenue collected by cities, municipalities, universities, parking management companies, private operators, and national parks, from customer payment through to bank deposit.

About CARTA
The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) is the public transit system in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has provided safe, dependable and efficient transportation service for almost 40 years. The CARTA carries over three million passengers annually. In addition to providing traditional fixed route public transportation, the CARTA operates the Care-a-van transportation for the disabled, and the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. CARTA also manages 2,100 metered spaces and operates three downtown parking garages and several lots, free downtown electric shuttle system, and recently took over the city of Chattanooga's parking operations. The CARTA has been involved in numerous research projects including the testing of tires for minimizing rolling resistance, solar panels on the buses, and consulting for national and international governments interested in electronic bus technology.

About Chattanooga Parking Authority
CPA's mission is to provide, maintain and operate a high quality, customer service-oriented parking program and also to encourage and support economic growth for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Chattanooga. The CPA is responsible for operations of more than 4,300 parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of downtown Chattanooga. This includes the purchase and maintenance of all equipment, staffing and cash collection activities and the enforcement of local parking laws. CPA contracts with Republic Parking of Chattanooga to provide these functions.

About Creative Parking Concepts
Founded in 2010, Creative Parking Concepts' mission is to provide forward-thinking technology solutions to the commercial parking industry. With a business model based on the recognition that successful parking solutions are driven by people and supported by sound technology, Creative Parking Concepts' approach to business is highly consultative. For more information, visit http://www.creativeparkingconcepts.com.

Media Contact:
Chris Warfield
Sterling Communications for Digital Payment Technologies
206-388-5758
[email protected]

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