Reno cuts Curb System parking kiosks

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Updated: 7/14/2013 8:18 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- If you were out driving around Reno Saturday, you might have noticed all the electronic parking kiosks are out of service.

After more than two years of doing business, the City of Reno is cutting ties with Curb System, the company that runs the machines, saying they didn't keep up their end of the deal.

Assistant City Manager Cadence Matijevich said the city issued informal requests and two separate 120-day warnings before the termination.

"We were really hoping that we'd find resolution with them, but unfortunately we've come to a place where we have to do what's right for the community and the business owners down here and move on," Matijevich said.

Six calls to Curb System got a busy signal, and the CEO Kane Dutt didn't respond to News 4's email, but the company's website has been replaced with an online statement. They're filing a complaint against the city in response to the termination.

Matijevich said Curb System owes them about $800 thousand for not meeting minimum revenue guarantees.

"On any given day a number of the kiosks would be inoperable or would only be accepting one form of payment," Matijevich said. 

As a short-term solution to the parking problem, the city is going to start re-installing the old coin meters around Reno on Monday.

"It'll take us about a month to get all of those reinstalled," Matijevich said.

They will be accepting bids for a new system soon and hope to give a proposal to the city council in August and give resolution to the people of Reno.
"We know it's been inconvenient," Matijevich said. "We're really sorry that it's been so frustrating." 

Until the old coin meters are up and running, parking is free. All time limits are still in effect, so if you see a two-hour parking sign don't overstay the time or you risk getting a ticket.
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kdavis52 - 7/14/2013 2:07 PM
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I agree with both Paladin and sylviaavila. It's about time. We couldn't even see the stupid screen because of the sunlight and then it only wanted coins. A police officer walked by and we talked to him about it. He said don't worry about the machine. Just do the normal time limit. He gave us his police business card just as a back up if we got a ticket.

Kramer - 7/14/2013 12:14 AM
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the headline is nonsense. "cuts" ties to',maybe. this makes it seem like a guy with a grinder is at work. Y is the EDIT button broken at Nv4?

Paladin - 7/13/2013 6:22 PM
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WELL ITS ABOUT TIME!! This was a boondoggle from the very beginning and all the locals knew it. So our parking revenues are in the toilet, "Curb Systems" sold off all the old meters and now the city of Reno is up a creek and has to pay to replace the meters. Per their contract, wasn't Curb Systems responsible for replacing the meters if their system didn't work out. WHEN IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN? Never is when. Who paid who off to get this fly by night company approved to begin with? Or is there a familial link somewhere?

sylviaavila - 7/13/2013 6:18 PM
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It's about time the City dump the kiosk system it never work What a waste of money. Keep with old parking meters.DO NOT GET A NEW PARKING METER SYSTEM!!! the city could use the money for a NEW POLICE BULIDING NAD MORE POLICE PERSONAL!! cone on use you heads!!!the current police station is archaic, does any one see this or is the city manager blind or just ignoring the problem!!! wake-up RENO MANAGER!!! SYLVIA

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