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Will Port Chester Pay For Automated Parking At Rye Town Park?

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rye Town Park Commission re-examined the possibility of putting in automated parking at the its meeting Tuesday after turning down a bid for such a project last month."We're still trying to figure out the long-term strategy for the park and how to deal with year-round parking," said Commissioner and Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin.Rye Town Park staffs its parking lot from April 1 through September 30 and automated parking would expand the possibility of year-round parking and result in staff reductions.

Another major factor is how such a project would be funded, which would fall upon the municipalities of Rye City, Rye Town, Rye Brook and Port Chester, which jointly manage the park.The commission had previously received a bid to implement automated parking from Kansas company Core Cashless, Inc., which handles parking for Rye Playland. The project ranged from $158,000 to $258,000, depending on the sophistication of the system, but was ultimately turned down.Core Cashless was the only company to submit a bid. Carvin said the commission turned down the bid because it wanted more competitive bidding, a lower cost and a more defined long-term strategy for the park.The commission will hold a special meeting next Tuesday, July 26, at Rye Town Hall in Port Chester to discuss putting out another request for project bids. What do you think should be done about parking at Rye Town Park?

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