Ada County Highway District Denies Boise Permit For High-Tech Parking Meters

Aug 8, 2014

The Ada County Highway District has denied a permit request by the city of Boise to put in more high-tech parking meter sensors.

The highway district made the decision Thursday and says the city needs to first sign a license agreement if it wants to keep the 68 sensors already installed and put in 611 more.

The hockey-puck sized sensors embedded in pavement can tell when a vehicle is occupying a space.

The city wants to put in high-tech meters that enable motorists to find open spots in the state's capital city using a smartphone and pay with a credit card.

But highway district officials say they have jurisdiction over city streets and the city must get their permission.

City officials plan to meet Tuesday to consider their options.