The new gate arms system will go live in the Sixth and Cherry parking garage, 555 Locust St., at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, as part of the phased in implementation.
As a reminder, the rates in all garages will be $1 per two hours with the first hour being free. The maximum daily amount is $5. Per ordinance, hourly parkers may not park in a City parking garage for over 72 hours or they may be subject to tow.
With the new system, customers can either pay at a walk-up machine or directly at the exit. Customers may pay at the exit machines with a credit or debit card, CoMo Park Card, Google Pay, Apple Pay or Samsung Pay. Cash is accepted only at walk-up machines, not at the exit machines. Exact change is required at the walk-up machines, as they cannot provide change. While Parkmobile will no longer be accepted at the garages, it will continue to be an option for on-street meters.
Enforcement for all City of Columbia Parking Garages is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking outside of these hours is free, including all day Saturday and Sunday.
Implementation for the remainder of the parking garages is tentatively scheduled in two-week intervals to allow Parking Utility staff to be on-site for possible troubleshooting. For more information please visit CoMo.gov/gatearms. For a list on where the City’s parking garages are please visit CoMo.gov/publicworks/garage-locations/Previous press release:
Gate arms system to go live in Eighth and Walnut and 10th and Cherry parking garages Wednesday, June 24