- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Solar-powered vehicles could be cruising along Galveston’s seawall to help with parking enforcement.

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees is considering buying solar-powered electric vehicles to transport attendants to enforce parking fees.

The Galveston County Daily News (https://bit.ly/1t6Ji42 ) reported Tuesday that the park board recently tried out a loaner vehicle from a dealer. The $18,000 test vehicle has a solar panel on its roof, room for two passengers and a top speed of 25 mph.

Chairman Melvin Williams says the park board hopes to have a clear plan for its version of the program by spring break.

A pay-to-park system relying on smartphone apps began along Galveston’s seawall last year. Patrons can also buy annual stickers.


Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, https://www.galvnews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide