Many Indianapolis residents have been surprised to see the first fruit of Mayor Ballard’s 50-year parking contract with Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). Expecting new meters, what we have found instead are small new caps on top of the same rusted old bases and askew poles. Higher prices, same old rusted meters and the city handed over control of parking – and of our public space – for 50 years to a company based in Texas. If this is the first receivable, residents are right to be concerned to see what else might be coming in the next five decades. What else don’t we know? Click here to see my campaign’s original analysis of this not-so-good deal.
Parking Meter Operations: Less Than We Bargained For