A new modern parking system has been established for state employees who work in downtown Albany, according to Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito.

OGS met and conferred with union representatives on the Downtown Albany Parking Committee over the last year and based the system on two core principles: that state service will be the standard by which parking is allocated; and that employees will choose where they park.

Parking will be managed through a new online system that enables parkers to pursue a permit in available lots in a clear and understandable manner at www.parking.ogs.ny.gov . The plan will include the State’s 19 parking garages, 23 surface lots, and two peripheral lots in Albany that comprise more than 12,000 parking spaces.