The City of Flagstaff has awarded its parking management contract to Texas-based NuPark to manage downtown parking in the city. NuPark is the leading provider of smart parking management solutions and has a big plan in store for Flagstaff. Officials say residents will have a streamlined, easier and flexible way to manage parking permits and verify authorized parking. Those parking in downtown Flagstaff will soon be able to pay by a kiosk, or on their smartphone with an app, or from the city’s website. They will also manage permit parking for residents and employees who work downtown. The system is expected to be up and running later this year.