Member News: SFMTA Expands Parking Enforcement Fleet with Westward Industries GO-4 Vehicles
Westward Industries, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of parking-specific vehicles (PSV’s), recently expanded its service of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) with the addition of 19 new GO-4 enforcement vehicles. The SFMTA has utilized the GO-4 vehicles for parking enforcement duties for over 25 years, and have been a valuable resource for enforcing extensive on-street parking zones in very dense, high traffic areas.
The SFMTA monitors nearly 40,000 parking spaces across the San Francisco region. SFMTA has utilized Westward Industries in recent decades to provide them with a parking-specific vehicle capable of withstanding significant vehicle miles, along short distance wear and tear that typically limit fleet vehicle lifespans. Recently, the SFMTA added another 19 GO-4 vehicles to their fleet, with another nine to be added in the coming months. This brings the entire fleet to well over 300 GO-4 gas and electric vehicles, with many incorporating LPR and digital chalking technologies. Many of the original GO-4 vehicles are still operating, with a lifespan of 20 years and counting.
The SFTMA utilizes the vehicles for a number of parking enforcement tasks, providing a safe, convenient, and efficient experience for parking staff, while providing a durable and cost-effective alternative to standard vehicles for the organization as a whole. Benefits of the Westward Vehicle series include:
- Factory-direct LPR integration
- Custom dashboard features to create a personal workstation
- Narrow width to reduce traffic conflicts and interruptions
- Ultra-tough full roll bar chassis for enhanced safety
- Available in EV models to reduce carbon footprint
- Dual sliding doors for safe and efficient entry/exit
About Westward Industries
Westward has a strong history of designing and manufacturing task-specific vehicles for use across cities, colleges and universities, healthcare campuses, corporate parking facilities, and more. Their GO-4 series of parking enforcement vehicles adapt to many environments, offering a cost-effective and functional solution to parking management department needs through license plate recognition and digital chalking, while offering flexibility and efficiency not offered with standard vehicles.
As one of the largest manufacturers of task-specific on road vehicles in North America, Westward is leading the industry with smart enforcement vehicle technology that will propel parking enforcement solutions into the future.
For more information, visit https://westwardindustries.com.