Department of Agriculture

Automate fee booths at Parks and Forest entrances

Fee booths at universities and hospitals have had a proven record of savings by getting a coin or ticket to enter/exit the parking lots.


Currently, there are manned booths to "enter" the Park or Forest and that costs more money to pay the rotating shifts of people while holding up the line of people who enter with questions of what they will be going to see. It would be best to get the people parked and then go into the visitor center to get their questions answered and then pay for their ticket or coin to let them out so the gate arm can raise up to let them exit when they are done.


Hospitals and universities have done that for years, so why can't we do it too and save money.



Idea No. 14269