Danbury parking garages ‘going totally modern’ with new technology amid revenue decline due to COVID

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DANBURY — With fewer people parking downtown due to COVID-19, new technology will be added to the city’s parking garages that officials say should be more convenient for drivers.

“We’re going totally modern,” said Debbie Pacific, director of the Danbury Parking Authority, a quasi-municipal agency in charge of the garages, meters and public lots downtown.

The gates at the Patriot and Bardo garages will be removed. Instead of paying an attendant, drivers will input their license plate and payment into a kiosk or new mobile app. Cameras will recognize the license plate of permit holders, who will not need to use the kiosk or app. Kiosks will be installed for street parking, the mayor said.

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