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Drones to buzz Downtown Baton Rouge for parking feasibility study

The two drones will be sent up several times Thursday and will be in the air for two hours at a time. The two drones will be sent up several times Thursday and will be in the air for two hours at a time.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Drones may be seen flying in Downtown Baton Rouge Thursday, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report.

The Baton Rouge Business Report says Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer will request approval from the Metro Council at its meeting Wednesday to enter into a $49,500 contract with AECOM to assess parking patterns on the streets and surface parking lots.  

AECOM is the engineering firm conducting the study.

If approved, the two drones will be sent up several times Thursday and will be in the air for two hours at a time. 

After the drones finish gathering data, AECOM will plug the data into a parking model. The firm will then run the model and report back to the city and the DDD, which will use the information to make assessments on future downtown parking needs. The study is expected to take about six weeks to complete.

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