Parking enforcement upgrade coming to downtown Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - New technology for parking enforcement will soon make its way to Bangor.

The city will be keeping tabs on downtown parking using a car with cameras mounted to it.

The cameras will take photos of license plates, which shows which vehicles haven't moved from timed parking spots.

City officials say it will improve efficiency and accuracy.

Tyler Collins, Community and Economic Development Officer says, "It's important to note that this is not about revenue. This is about making the downtown enforcement more efficient and having those spaces turnover as they are intended to do. Currently where public parking systems manages our off street parking downtown so, an additional $12,000 annual fee will be added to that current contract."

The new hybrid car will be paid over a five year period...an exact cost on that has not been determined.

The new system is set to roll out in October.