Juneau: New parking permit system streamlines permit purchases and capacity
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~ Juneau, Alaska - Starting July 1, drivers in the capital city will experience a major upgrade in the parking system at the Marine Parking Garage (MPG) and Downtown Transit Center (DTC). The new technology, which includes online permit purchasing and License Plate Recognition (LPR), aims to bring the city's parking systems up to date.

With this new system, drivers will no longer need physical permits as their license plates will serve as virtual permits. This not only eliminates the hassle of remembering to display a permit but also allows for easier monitoring of occupancy and parking capacity. This means that both parking garages can be utilized to their fullest potential.

In addition to the convenience of virtual permits, purchasing and managing permits has also been made easier. Hangtags are no longer necessary and up to three vehicles can share a single permit, with only one vehicle allowed in the garage at a time. Customers can easily add or remove vehicles from their permit through an online portal.

To purchase annual or monthly permits, drivers can use a credit or debit card on juneau.thepermitportal.com. For those who prefer cash or check payments, permits can still be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office on the second floor of City Hall.

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The MPG will also see an increase in hourly parking spaces with four additional spots being added soon. As before, all spaces in both DTC and MPG require a permit or payment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, including EV spaces and ADA spaces. However, vehicles with valid ADA permit placards are exempt from the two-hour limit for on-street parking.

Library patrons can also take advantage of free parking for up to two hours in designated spaces A-V with validation from library staff. Hourly parking is available only on the ground floor of MPG as well as at the Shopper's Lot and North Franklin Street Lot. It is important to note that parking on Level 2 and above in MPG requires an MPG permit, while all parking at DTC requires a DTC permit.

For those interested in electric vehicle charging stations, a map of all locations in Juneau can be found online. However, it is important to note that permits for both garages are currently on a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, drivers can call (907) 586-5226.

For more information about parking in Juneau, residents can visit the CBJ Parking webpage. Any further questions or concerns can be directed to Parks & Recreation at (907) 586-5226 ext. 2. With these new improvements, parking in Juneau is set to become more convenient and efficient for drivers.

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