Pay-By-Plate technology, pollution Surcharges, length-based fees (we're looking at you SUV drivers), lower resident rates and improved local services. These all sound like damn good ideas to us. Hey, DDA, how about one or two of these instead of that ambassador program?
"To encourage cleaner cars and improve local air quality, Madrid recently imposed
pollution-based parking fees that vary based on a car's environmental impact. The new charge is applied via pay-by-plate technology: drivers input their plate numbers, which tells the city system the make and model of the car, which then spits out a parking rate based on emissions. Hybrids, electrics, and fuel-efficient cars reportedly get up to a 20 percent discount; gas guzzlers pay up to a 20 percent surcharge."
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