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Reminder: SFMTA Sunday Metering Begins January 6th.

On January 6, SFpark meters, like all other SFMTA parking meters in the city, will begin operating on Sundays 12 pm to 6 pm. Meters in Fisherman’s Wharf will continue to operate on Sundays 7 am to 7 pm.

San Francisco Examiner article highlights benefits of demand-based meter pricing

Since taking effect in April 2011, average hourly SFpark meter rates have dropped by 14 cents from $2.73 to $2.59 at the 7,000 SFpark meters. Overall, 17 percent of those meters offer hourly rates of $1 or less

SFpark announces 4th meter rate adjustment, new rate adjustment mailing list

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will carry out its fourth demand-responsive rate adjustment at on-street SFpark parking meters in mid-February. In this fourth rate adjustment, meter rates will: • Decrease by 50¢ during 5% of metered hours • Decrease by 25¢ during of 30% of metered hours •...

SFMTA SFpark study shows 14% fewer citations, 27% more meter payments with new meters and longer time limits

According to a report released yesterday by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), new meters with longer time limits have resulted in fewer parking tickets and more meter payments as expected under the SFpark project.

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SFMTA launches PayByPhone service for parking meters

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) SFpark project today launched PayByPhone parking payment service at meters in the Castro district, and will expand the service Citywide in the coming months. By making it easier to pay for parking, PayByPhone will help people avoid parking tickets.

SFMTA makes second rate adjustment at SFpark meters

The SFMTA will implement its second demand-responsive rate adjustment at on-street SFpark meters in mid-October. As in the first rate adjustment, over two-thirds of the rates will decrease or remain the same.

SFMTA to adjust rates at SFpark meters

The SFMTA announces that the first demand-responsive rate adjustment of hourly parking rates at all on-street automobile SFpark meters will begin in late July. The rate changes are based on parking demand data collected from wireless parking sensors embedded in the street as part of SFpark.

SFMTA announces first SFpark rate adjustments

Beginning late July, the SFMTA will adjust parking rates at SFpark meters in pilot areas based on parking demand data from in-ground parking sensors. In this first rate adjustment, 68% of the new rates will be lower or remain the same as current rates.

SFMTA to add pay-by-phone convenience to parking meters

The SFMTA, in conjunction with the SFpark project, will add the convenience of Pay-by-Phone technology to San Francisco meters, including those in the SFpark pilot areas as well as regular City and Port of San Francisco meters later this year.

SFMTA expands time limits at SFpark meters

The SFMTA today announced that it will implement new meter time limits in SFpark pilot areas, starting with the Marina District today. SFpark meters in the Marina pilot area will increase to four-hour limits.