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Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:03 PM - For Immediate Release

Airport Installing New Parking Equipment; Customers Should Read Signs, Prepare for Delays

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport is installing new parking revenue control equipment at all lots and the garage. Customers are encouraged to read posted signs for guidance during the transition, use a credit card for payment when possible, and to be aware that delays when entering and exiting parking are likely.

The airport is replacing its10-year-old-system with upgraded equipment, including ticket dispensers and pay machines. The new equipment dispenses white parking tickets while the old system dispenses blue, green or yellow tickets.  The old tickets cannot be processed by the new equipment, so customers with color tickets will need to speak to a cashier to exit. Customers with white tickets can use the automated self-service lanes and pay with a credit card. Cash customers must also use a staffed cashier lane to exit.

While the switchover is underway, some entry and exit lanes will be closed so that upgraded equipment can be installed.  The most significant impacts will be to customers leaving the airport.

“When finished, the new system will allow customers to enter and exit the airport much faster than they do now,” said Director of Airports John Wheat. “We are doing everything we can to reduce impacts on customers and ask them for their patience while we complete the work.”

The equipment is being installed in phases. All lots will have some new equipment by Monday, July 27. The entire project is expected to be complete by October.

For more information, visit the airport’s parking page FAQ:

http://www.sacramento.aero/smf/to_and_from/parking/frequently_asked_questions/

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.