Mayors Group Recognizes Public-Private Partnership to Catch Parking Scofflaws

The City of Wilmington's program to catch parking scofflaws recently won national attention from Mayors throughout the United States. The Delaware city's Parking Enforcement Initiative was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The Wilmington Department of Finance works with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) to increase the collection of parking fines from repeat offenders through this innovative program. ACS has provided parking
violation processing and collection services to the city since 1993.

"Partnering with ACS has provided the technology and best practices we need to keep pace with our city's increasing parking fine collection demands," said Wilmington Mayor James Baker. "ACS helped bring an innovative, service-oriented approach to getting parking scofflaws to pay
their fines, enhancing public safety and increasing city revenue."

Under the initiative, Wilmington Police Department enforcement personnel patrol the city with a vehicle equipped with Mobile License Plate Recognition technology to review the license plates of parked cars. The license plates are checked against ACS' parking ticket online database to identify vehicles with more than $125 in delinquent violations. A city employee applies a self-releasing "smart" boot to identified vehicles after confirming the motorist's violations are still outstanding. After paying fines using a credit card, debit card, or check-by-phone, violators are given a code to remove the boot, which they then return to designated drop-off locations.

"The award recognizes the benefits of a forward-thinking government and business working together for the public good," said Michael Huerta, ACS managing director, Transportation Solutions. "Through our partnership the
city is able to automate and streamline a time-consuming function."

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

ACS is the industry leader in providing transportation services to governments worldwide. ACS' business helps government agencies in more than 30 countries address their challenges through revenue collection and regulation compliance services.
Its industry-leading solutions include electronic toll collection, public transport fare collection, parking fare collection, public safety photo enforcement, commercial vehicle credentialing, traffic and parking violation processing and collection, and port management services.

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 62,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial
and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at

Andy Wilson
Director, Corporate Communications of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.,
Web site:
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
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