Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The City of Williamsburg to Discuss New Parking Contract

(WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

WILLIAMSBURG — City of Williamsburg’s City Council is holding a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in which its members will consider approving a new contract for the City’s parking management and payment system.

The City of Williamsburg is considering a $1,224,040 contract with a company called Fybr; a St. Louis-based smart cities company that uses in-ground sensors, mobile payments, and data/analytics to provide parking solutions for communities.

Fybr is proposing to install 2500 of its in-ground sensors in the downtown area and other neighborhoods that currently require parking passes. The company will also be responsible for installing the back-end infrastructure needed for the smart city infrastructure.

Part of the contract also includes receiving 2,000 “Fybrtags.” The Fybrtags, which were developed by the company, are similar to EZ-Pass devices for both residential and downtown parking areas.

City staff has already met with Colonial Williamsburg staff where they both agreed to have the Fybr system installed in their lots.

According to the agenda summary item, “The contract term is 5 years with $1,224,040 due in year 1. Subsequent years include an annual maintenance fee for all installed hardware and software totaling $627,440. Over half of the service fee is dedicated to the Fybrtag permitting solution.”

The meeting will take place at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St., at 2:00 p.m.

Locals seeking more information about the upcoming Williamsburg City Council Meeting are asked to visit the City of Williamsburg Civic Website.

Related Articles