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Airport’s ‘green’ parking plan

Vancouver International Airport is taking off with a new “green” idea when it comes to parking at the terminal buildings.
YVR parking token
YVR parkers are being issued tokens, not paper tickets to help cut down on waste Photo submitted

Vancouver International Airport is taking off with a new “green” idea when it comes to parking at the terminal buildings. Instead of car owners getting a traditional paper ticket when they stow their vehicle, they are being issued with a plastic token with an electronic chip embedded inside. Before returning to their vehicle customers have the option to save time and money by paying with cash, debit or credit at a self-serve automated pay station.

They simply drop the token into one of the pay stations then follow the prompts on the user screen to pay the required amount. They then retrieve the token which is needed to be deposited into the parkade gate to be granted exit via an express lane. Alternately, customers can also submit their token to a cashier at the exit and pay their parking fee.

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