Airport grant to enable parking system

Airport grant to enable parking system

The Greater Rochester International Airport has been awarded a grant to install a garage parking guidance system.

The $499,000 state Department of Transportation grant will enable the airport to construct a parking guidance system inside the airport ramp garage. The system will use visual cues to help drivers find available parking spaces.

Each parking space will have colored lights that indicate whether the space is handicap or not, open or occupied. Sensors at each parking space determine occupancy.

“This technology will create a customer friendly experience for our garage parking customers at the airport,” Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said in a statement. “Passengers will be able to use the parking guidance system to view available parking spots at a glance, maximizing garage parking efficiency and increasing customer satisfaction.”

Roughly 1,400 parking spaces on the first and second levels of the garage will be considered for the guidance system. The roof level of the garage will not be included, officials said.

“This is a great enhancement to our recent ROC renovation project, which transformed our airport into a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will help us grow more jobs, build better, fiscally-responsible budgets and support stronger families here for years to come,” Dinolfo said.

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