Pay-It-Forward Parking Program Launches In West Palm Beach To Help Combat Homelessness

by Holly Gambrell Sep 05, 2018 10:30 AM

Pay-It-Forward Parking Program Launches In West Palm Beach To Help Combat Homelessness

The City of West Palm Beach Parking Administration recently launched a new pay-it-forward program which captures unused meter time revenue. The money is being donated to support homelessness initiatives in the community. 

The program transfers recaptured time parking revenue to the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The first donation by the parking administration totaled to $12,455.92, which reflects money collected since sensor-enabled meters were installed in April 2016. There are more than 200 sensor-enabled street meters in West Palm Beach. 

The sensors detect the arrival and departure of vehicles. The meters are programmed to clear the remaining time balance after a car leaves and a new car parks. The donation is the aggregate of all sensor-enabled meter time that goes unused by its purchasers, and the administration will donate annually to HCD.

To find out more information, visit wpb.org/parking.

Photo courtesy of West Palm Beach Parking Administration

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