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JWA soars into new high-tech parking system

Passengers will be able to pay for parking by using credit cards.

by Kristen CervantesPublished: July 13, 2011

Orange County’s John Wayne Airport last Thursday began to implement the first phase of its new $10.8 million Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS).

PARCS will let passengers pay for parking by using a new ticket-free feature that will allow them to swipe their credit card when entering the structure. As JWA visitors exit the structure, their same credit card can be used. PARCS also allows the use of conventional paper tickets, which must be held by drivers.

The first parking structure to have the new system installed is A2. Parking structures A1, B2 and C will be equipped with PARCS by the end of the year. Passengers will be warned about possible delays, due to users becoming familiar with the new setup.

Once completed, the PARCS project will add more than 2,000 parking spaces, a parking-space counter and real-time data that will allow users to view parking availability online or via mobile devices.

“The new parking system makes it even easier for passengers to enter and exit the parking lots and is just one new way John Wayne Airport is using technology to bring more efficiency to the airport,” said Jenny Wedge, JWA’s public relations manager.

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