ENSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS JONATHAN HERRERA TO NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

June 16, 2021

 

 

 

ENSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS JONATHAN HERRERA TO NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

 

 

San Diego, CA (June 16, 2021)— EnSight Technologies announced today that Jonathan Herrera has joined the company as Director of Marketing. In his new role, Herrera will oversee EnSight’s branding, marketing, advertising, communication, and public relations initiatives.

 

“Jonathan Herrera is a welcomed addition to the EnSight team, especially as we look to move into new markets and capitalize on those we currently serve,” said Chris Scheppmann, Co-Founder and Managing Member of EnSight Technologies. “He is an accomplished marketer who will play an essential role in helping EnSight achieve the rapid growth that we are targeting over the next few years. Parking guidance technology is only going to continue maturing, and, with Jonathan’s leadership, we plan to become the industry’s preeminent brand.”

 

 

“EnSight’s platform and technology offering sits on the cusp of incredible growth and is poised to lead the parking industry as its leading way-finding brand,” said Jonathan Herrera, Director of Marketing of EnSight Technologies. “During my career, I’ve chosen to align myself, only, with brands who are capable of disruption; as those are the brands who see opportunity where others don’t; leaving an entirely new landscape in their wake. It’s a pleasure to be part of this organization and I’m very much looking forward to upending long-standing ideologies in the parking world.”

 

A career-long marketing professional with 15 years of experience, Herrera joins EnSight Technologies from Driven Brands, where he most recently served as Senior Marketing Manager overseeing branding, marketing, advertising, communication, and public relations efforts for Fix Auto USA, a successful and leading franchisor of collision repair facilities in the United States. During his tenure, he created and executed campaigns that generated very favorable results while also serving as a member of Yelp’s Client Advisory Board. Herrera is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics and resides in San Diego with his family.

 

About EnSight Technologies

EnSight Technologies is a parking technology company that has set out to simplify parking guidance with smart technology. EnSight’s smart, simple and scalable technology ecosystem provides a cost-effective parking occupancy management and guidance alternative to parking owners and operators of all sizes. The company can be found on the Internet at www.ensight-technologies.com.

 

For More Information, please contact Bill Smith of Smith Phillips Strategic Communications. He can be reached by email at bsmith@smith-phillips.com or by phone at (603) 491-4280.

World of Concrete 2021 Reignites Commercial Opportunity and Connection in Las Vegas

June 16, 2021

 

 

 

World of Concrete 2021 Reignites Commercial Opportunity and Connection in Las Vegas

 

 

 

June 16, 2021 – Dallas, Texas – World of Concrete 2021 concluded its 46th edition with a very strong event for the concrete & masonry industries. This signature annual event drew tens of thousands of industry professionals, featuring more than 650 exhibiting companies across just under 300,000 net square feet of exhibit space. This postponed edition of WOC from January, was the first large-scale event to take place in Las Vegas and reignite the tradeshow industry in what promises to be a booming Summer and Fall live event season. World of Concrete’s arrival comes on the heels of Las Vegas’ full reopening to 100 percent capacity on June 1.

 

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) debuted the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) $1 billion, 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by doors opening to Informa Market’s World of Concrete, the first major convention to return to Las Vegas and to the U.S. post-pandemic.

 

The arrival of World of Concrete signals the return of meetings and conventions to Las Vegas, named the number one trade show destination in North America for 26 consecutive years by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN.) The addition of the West Hall brings the total square feet of meeting space in the destination to 14 million and makes the LVCC the 2nd largest facility in the country. During a normal year, the meeting and convention industry represents $11.4 billion in economic impact to the area.

 

“We are thrilled to be returning to the live event format, especially in the home of the exhibitions industry in the U.S., Las Vegas,” said Nan Walsh, President, North America at Informa Markets. “There is an unparalleled magic about in-person connection—from sharing laughs with old friends, creating new ones, learning from industry experts, and seeing and feeling the latest products and innovations. We are so happy to be the first large-scale trade show to return to the show floor in the U.S., and the first to use the Las Vegas Convention Center’s incredible new West Hall, and through that partnership I believe we are signaling a return to business and connection that is needed now more than ever.”

 

“World of Concrete is grateful for the support of all the participating exhibitors and attendees who braved the heat of a June event and paved the way for an even larger and stronger return in January 2022,” said Jackie James, Group Director, World of Concrete.  “We would like to thank them along with our cosponsoring associations and media partners who supported this endeavor throughout a very challenging 15 months leading up to this important industry event.”

 

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program held its 16th annual unreserved silent and live auctions at World of Concrete 2021 and simultaneously online as a hybrid auction event. The silent and live auctions raised just over $1.175 million, with a total of over $13 million to the CIM program in the past 16 years. The CIM program is a business program that has been developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The program gives students entering the concrete work force industry experience early in their careers.

 

At the SPEX MIX BRICKLAYER 500®, Mason David Chavez and mason tender Guadalupe Hernandez with Ranch Masonry in Houston, TX teamed up to earn the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer.” This is the second time Chavez has earned the World Champion title, winning it all in 2018. The recognition comes after winning the most exciting contest in masonry, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500.

 

20 of the best masons and tenders in the world came together at World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to determine who can build the largest and best 26-foot-long brick wall, with the least amount of errors, in one hour. The event headlined the first convention of its size to be held in Las Vegas since efforts to combat the pandemic caused a national shutdown.

It was an action-packed competition featuring some of the most decorated craftsmen in North America. Not even temperatures in the 90’s could slow down Chavez, as he earned the keys to a new Ford F250 4×4 Super Duty Truck, $5,000 in cash, a Multiquip Essick Pro12 Mortar Mixer and other great prizes.

 

With over $125,000 in cash and prizes to be earned, masons from across North America were invited to Las Vegas to compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 after winning a regional series qualifying event.
16 regional series competitions were held in 2020, shy of the typical 24, due to local restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with two returning automatic qualifiers (World Champion and SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN) and four Wild Card qualifiers, 20 total masons lined the arena in Las Vegas for one of the most exciting and anticipated events in the World of Masonry.

 

With workforce development being the primary battle cry for the skilled trades, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is a tool designed to create interest from a new generation of masons in the rewards and opportunity possible in masonry and construction.

 

World of Concrete 2022 will be held January 18-20; Education 17-20, back at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

FLASH Acquired Parkonect to Accelerate Access to 21st Century Parking Technology

June 16, 2021

 

 

 

FLASH Acquired Parkonect to Accelerate Access to
21st Century Parking Technology

 

 

 

Acquisition creates an advantage for real estate owners to modernize their assets in a rapidly diversifying mobility ecosystem via digital, connected experiences with Legacy PARCS systems

 

June 16, 2021 (Austin, TX and Chicago, IL) – FLASH, the leader in flexible technology solutions for urban real estate, acquired Parkonect. This acquisition empowers real estate owners with wider access to 21st century parking technology that fits wherever their asset is along its digital transformation and mobility expansion.

 

Parkonect and FLASH are the only cloud-born, mobile-first parking technology companies delivering Parking Access and Revenue Control that continuously add new features and third-party integrations with over-the-air updates. Both companies help properties thrive in today’s rapidly shifting mobility ecosystem by facilitating connectivity and mobility in parking assets via real-time intelligence and digital commerce tools.

 

“FLASH is committed to deploying technology that empowers real estate owners to unlock the full value of their urban real estate, and that includes assets with legacy infrastructure as well as those looking to modernize their parking systems,” says Dan Sharplin, Executive Chairman and CEO of FLASH. “The acquisition of Parkonect lets the industry know that we believe access to flexible, agile parking solutions, no matter what PARCS system is in the ground, is vital for differentiating your asset in highly competitive urban core markets.”

 

“When Parkonect launched ten years ago, we set out to create an IoT, cloud-based platform that augmented the current parking technology layer. As a real estate developer, I knew first-hand how valuable this approach was to the traditional rip-and-replace model,” said Harlan Karp, CEO and founder of Parkonect. “Our future-ready system allowed asset owners to take a relatively risk-free step towards modernization, while proving out their investment. With FLASH, I look forward to continuing to deliver world-class solutions that allow asset owners to make lasting improvements to asset value.”

 

Parkonect will continue to advance its distinct product line and roadmap offering both Parkonect and FLASH customers more options for 21st century parking and asset management solutions. For current Parkonect customers, pricing and service will remain unchanged.

 

Karp continues, “We are thrilled to be a part of FLASH’s growing brand because we can focus on our passion – solve parking’s greatest challenges – with the added benefits of their world class operations, sales and marketing teams.”

 

 

About Flash 
FLASH is an innovator in the urban mobility space, helping businesses rethink one of their most valuable assets: the parking garage. Our award-winning cloud-born platform is custom configurable, secure, reliable, and grows alongside you as business or consumer demands evolve. Visit www.flashparking.com to learn more.

gtechna celebrates IPMI Award to Washington D.C. for its Vision Zero and Bike Lane Enforcement Program

June 15, 2021

 

 

gtechna celebrates IPMI Award to Washington D.C. for its Vision Zero and Bike Lane Enforcement Program

 

 

 

Parking enforcement veterans help Washington D.C. claim top honors from the International Parking and Mobility Institute with significant safety and compliance boosts

 

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 15, 2021 gtechna, a leading developer of smart parking and curbside enforcement solutions in North America, announced today that through their partnership with the city of Washington D.C., they’ve been honored with an Award of Excellence from the International Parking and Mobility Institute for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program.

 

The award, issued annually, was given to Washington D.C. for their Vision Zero and Bike Lane Enforcement initiative. Designed and implemented with the help of gtechna’s Ticket by Mail system and camera technology, this initiative not only helped the district increase compliance and road safety, but also better target scofflaw repeat offenders to create safer streets and eliminate confrontation between officers and drivers. 

In accordance with the recent rollout of the company’s new Online Services and Ticket Management Portals, this award continues a string of wins for gtechna in the first half of 2021. 

gtechna continues to grow organically by putting its customers first, innovating to meet today’s needs while foreseeing tomorrow’s new challenges.  To learn more about how gtechna supports cities’ enforcement visions, visit the company website.

 

About gtechna

www.gtechna.com

gtechna provides real-time off-street parking and curbside enforcement software as well as permit management to assist governments, private operators, transportation agencies and universities with its mobility goals. Known for providing future technology today, gtechna is now used to service more than 25 million tickets per year while increasing compliance and overall operational efficiency. Twenty years of successful collaborations with leading agencies in Washington, D.C.,Greater Boston Transit, Toronto,  Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Seattle and Vancouver have seen the firm’s growth into international markets including Australia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. gtechna enforcement applications are among the industry’s best because the company continually invests in refining and developing its products to deliver solutions that empower its customers. Continued high-demand for gtechna technology in world-class cities has positioned the firm as the trusted source for reliable parking and mobility enforcement solutions. gtechna is a division of Harris Computer.

For information, interview and images, please contact:

Tim Taylor, Marketing Manager

866.483.2462 ext 5235

communications@gtechna.com

 

SWIFTMILE BRINGS MICROMOBILITY CHARGING TO MIAMI

June 15, 2021

 

 

SWIFTMILE BRINGS MICROMOBILITY

CHARGING TO MIAMI

 

 

Swiftmile’s solar-powered micromobility hubs to help Miami charge and organize its shared e-scooters.

 

 

June 15, 2021, Miami – The Miami Parking Authority (MPA) and Swiftmile today announced a partnership to bring a network of micromobility charging stations (“Mobility Hubs”) to Miami, in an effort to increase access to sustainable, electric transportation.

Swiftmile began installing Mobility Hubs throughout Brickell and Downtown Miami this week to coincide with the highly-anticipated CoMotion Miami Live event, where the CEOs of both MPA and Swiftmile will take the stage to discuss urban mobility. Swiftmile will deploy a total of 25 Hubs this month on MPA properties around the City, which will mark the company’s largest deployment to date. The Hubs will power and organize e-scooters from the City’s shared micromobility operators, as well as personal e-scooters and e-bikes. By the end of 2022, Swiftmile aims to deploy 100+ Hubs across the City to accommodate more than 800 vehicles.

“Whether you’re a scooter rider or scooter skeptic, Swiftmile Hubs are a win for everyone in the City of Miami,” said Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche. “This is a city of ingenuity, and we’re excited to join fellow innovators in making Miami more sustainable, tech-forward and ultimately clutter-free.”

The City of Miami relaunched its e-scooter program in February 2021 with a renewed focus on safety and sidewalk clutter reduction. This network of Swiftmile Mobility Hubs will help the City address these priorities by offering a space for riders to charge and park vehicles, enabling them to keep Miami’s streets clear and ensure a fully-charged battery for the next rider.

Swiftmile’s Miami hubs will be equipped with solar panels that charge e-scooters with clean, renewable energy. Each Hub will also be equipped with a digital screen that generates revenue for the Authority by displaying ads from local businesses and national brands, alongside public service announcements and real-time transit information. These screens will help to support both the return of local businesses activity and of public transit ridership as Miami recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Miami is at the forefront of the latest lifestyle trends and micromobility use is a top choice for urbanites,” said Alejandra “Alex” Argudin, Chief Executive Officer of the MPA. “This collaboration is aimed at harnessing the power of technology to create a more sustainable city environment with lower emissions, less noise pollution and reduced traffic congestion.”

On the heels of President Biden’s $2T+ infrastructure announcement, the MPA’s move is the latest sign that the public sector is ready to make big investments in clean transportation infrastructure. This partnership also aligns with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s efforts to make Miami an “innovation hub” that prioritizes forward-thinking transportation tech. Suarez led the City’s initial launch of its e-scooter pilot in April 2019.

“I believe in e-scooters as a viable transportation alternative, but in order for it to succeed, we must balance easy access to micromobility with organized hubs that help keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrians,” said Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell. “By inviting Swiftmile to our City, we are one step closer to unlocking a future that does not require daily personal car use.”

“The Miami Movement has gained another Silicon Valley star today,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “We know the future of transportation is electrified and we’re honored to champion that future here with Swiftmile.”

Swiftmile Hubs are already deployed in cities including Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Berlin. Swiftmile is also exploring partnerships to adapt to evolving shared micromobility trends, such as the rise in e-mopeds and the demand for solar-powered charging infrastructure. To catch up on the latest announcements from Swiftmile, visit swiftmile.com/news.

 

About Miami Parking Authority

Recognized as a premier parking organization and a leader in technology integration and innovation, the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) has taken a leap forward in the past decade to support micro-mobility options; pilot in-ground sensors; and foster measures that help drive economic development in the city of Miami.

Officially known as the Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami, the MPA was created in 1955 by a Special Act of the Florida State Legislature and incorporated into the City of Miami’s Charter in 1968. For more information, visit www.miamiparking.com.

Twitter: @miamiparking | Facebook: @miamiparking | Instagram: @mpacommunity

Media Contact:

Margarita Rohaidy Delgado margarita@mrd-consulting.com (305) 336-6267

About Swiftmile

Swiftmile is the pioneer and market leader in LEV charging, offering a new class of green infrastructure that will set the foundation for “gas stations of the future.” We build and operate Mobility Hubs to charge and organize e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds, at little or no cost to cities thanks to an on-Hub advertising screen. Swiftmile’s infrastructure is driving battery and charging standardization for the global micromobility sector, with Hubs across North America and Europe. Swiftmile is based in San Carlos, CA. For the latest updates and information on Swiftmile, visit https://swiftmile.com/

Media Contact:

Kristin Musulin kristin@electricavenue.city 609-680-1777

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Fleet Advantage Congratulates Its Newest CTP-Accredited Professional

June 15, 2021

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Congratulates Its Newest CTP-Accredited Professional  

 

 

 

CTP Accreditation Equips Professionals with Highest Level of Industry Understanding of Critical Areas of Private Fleet Management Functions 

 

 

 

CINCINNATI, OH (June 15, 2021) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management announced today that Matt Wiedmeyer, Director of Fleet Services, achieved his 2021 NPTC Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) recognition. The accreditation was presented to Wiedmeyer and Fleet Advantage at the NPTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

 

Matt Wiedmeyer, CTP, serves as Director of Fleet Services at Fleet Advantage. He has 13 years of logistics and maintenance experience, that includes working in third-party transportation and maintenance. Wiedmeyer has extensive experience in creating and managing multi-million-dollar budgets and specializes in developing maintenance programs that help clients meet their cost-per-mile objectives, while maintaining overall budgets toward lowering their Total Cost of Ownership. He currently works with customers to help develop the best possible practices suited for their maintenance program and individual locations utilizing analytics resources such as ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software). Wiedmeyer also holds the Certified Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) Specialist Certification. 

 

“Over the years we’ve been extremely proud of the number of growing CTP-credentialed professionals we employ at Fleet Advantage, and it’s critically important we have the right staff in place to properly service our clients and their business needs, said Brian Holland, President and Chief Financial Officer at Fleet Advantage. “Congratulations to the hard work Matt has put in to achieve this special accreditation.” 

 

National Private Truck Council, CTP-accredited professionals excel at establishing and managing financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans for transportation companies. CTP accreditation also equips professionals with the highest level of industry understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)including utility truck specification, operations, maintenance, safety and human resources. 

 

About Fleet Advantage 

Fleet Advantage has over $1 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program and serves America’s top corporate fleets. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet financing solutions with matching proprietary data driven IT processes and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Fleet Advantage is ranked as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the state of Florida and the fastest growing independent truck lessor in the U.S.? In 2018, Fleet Advantage was ranked the 9th Top Private Independent from Monitor Daily; and in 2015 and 2013, the company was named to Inc. magazines’ 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation.? In 2011, CEO John Flynn received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Florida – Emerging Category award.?   

 

Baltimore County Revenue Authority Now Providing Contactless Parking Payments with ParkMobile

June 15, 2021

 

Baltimore County Revenue Authority Now Providing Contactless Parking Payments with ParkMobile

 

 

 

TOWSON, Md., June 15, 2021  — ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., announced today a new partnership with the Baltimore County Revenue Authority to provide contactless parking payments in Baltimore County. ParkMobile will be available at 1525 spaces throughout the County. As businesses resume normal operations in the coming months, contactless payments will provide residents and visitors with an easier and safer way to pay for parking without having to touch a meter.

The ParkMobile app has over 24 million users and is available for both iPhone and Android devices. ParkMobile can also be accessed on a mobile web browser for those who do not want to download an app. To pay for parking using the mobile or web app, a user enters the zone number posted on signs around the parking spot, selects the amount of time needed, and touches the “Start Parking” button to begin the session. The user can also extend the time of the parking session from their mobile device.

The launch of ParkMobile in Baltimore County expands the company’s footprint across the region. There are currently almost 1.3 million users of the ParkMobile app in the state of Maryland processing over 200,000 transactions every month. The app is also widely available in the DC metro area, Ocean City, Montgomery County, and Frederick County. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can be used to pay for parking in most major cities, including Philadelphia and New York City.

“We are always looking for ways to innovate in order to make County services even more convenient for our residents,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “Baltimore County is excited to partner with ParkMobile to provide a new safe, easy, and contactless way for residents and visitors to pay for parking.”

“We want to welcome Baltimore County to our network,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We have a large base of users in the immediate area, making it easy for people to use one app for contactless parking payments wherever they go.”

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact: Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

To Drive, to Uber or to Taxi: ParkNews.biz week of June 8th – 14th, 2021

June 14, 2021

 

 

To Drive, to Uber or to Taxi: ParkNews.biz week of June 8th – 14th, 2021

 

 

 

 

Next time you will travel to the airport to hop on a flight, will you drive and park, get a ride share or have a friend or family drop you off?  It seems that the days of lower price uber and lyft rides are over at least for now.  The uber ride that might had cost you $30 these days might be a double or a triple.

In the recent article from the New York Times, June 14, 2021 – Prepare to Pay More for Uber and Lyft Rides, it is said: “As the coronavirus pandemic appears to recede in the United States and more people return to traveling, socializing and using ride-hailing apps, they are discovering that those cheap and quick rides have become more costly and not so readily available. Customers around the country say they have been startled by the price jumps. In some cases, they say, their Uber rides from airports cost as much as their plane tickets.”

 

The ride share companies say that the reason for the price jump is shortage of drivers.  When there is not enough drivers, the companies have to pay them more, thus they surge prices to lure them to work.  However, those rides so inexpensive and thus convenient before pandemic, these days are too pricy.  “Cristine Sanchez, a hospitality worker in New York, used to pay around $20 for Uber rides to Brooklyn from Queens. Now the fare is around $38, she said, and a trip to the Bronx costs almost $45. Ms. Sanchez recently realized that airfares were nearly the same price as her Uber rides. When she recently found a $60 round-trip flight to Miami, she booked an impromptu trip with friends.

“If the choice is go to the Bronx or go to Miami, I’m going to Miami,” Ms. Sanchez said. “It’s like come on, Uber, come on, Lyft, let’s get it together.”’

 

In the meantime, due to TNC’s high prices, there is a taxi revival happening.  In the ParkNews.biz headline article, June 14, 2021 – Taxis are back in vogue as Uber and Lyft shortage continues, it is said “The number of daily taxi rides surged 800% year-over-year in April.” “For taxi drivers, this has been a boon. Drivers see “15-22 rides a shift,” a TLC commissioner told the New York Times, compared to 11 rides a shift before the pandemic due to oversaturation.”

 

In the article from last Friday, June 11, 2021 – Uber, Lyft driver shortage boosts business for taxis, “ Tainur Rahman, a cabdriver from the Bronx said: ““Business has been great. I’ve never seen it like this before.”  And Mr. Rahman has been driving for over a decade.

 

Nevertheless, since lots of taxis went out of business during the ubiquitous, cheaper Uber and Lyft rides, taxis are hard to find.  There is about 1/3 of them on the NYC roads compared to pre pandemic.

 

In LA, my ride to LAX has become way too pricey via Uber.  My last ride was about $90 vs $35.  Subsequently, perhaps parking at Wally’s Parking or Parking Spot, may make more sense.  Or asking a friend for a ride and then showing my gratitude with some nice wine or single malt scotch.  After all, my friend most likely won’t be going out for drinking with friends anytime soon, since she will have to drive back home.  The option to get a ride share after a happy hour has become too much of a splurge.

 

Have a blessed week.

 

Sincerely,

 

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPYWAY AND MORRISON ENERGY SERVICES JOIN FORCES TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR SMART METERING TEAMS

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

APPYWAY AND MORRISON ENERGY SERVICES JOIN FORCES TO REDUCE THE PAIN OF PARKING FOR SMART METERING TEAMS

 

 

  • Morrison Energy Services and AppyWay are reducing parking woes in the capital for Morrison’s field technicians through the AppyWay mobile app
  • The app provides an accurate, quick and simple view of all on-street and off-street parking bays across the London area
  • By supporting their field technicians and helping to get them to their destination with minimum delay, Morrison’s are improving the service their clients and customers receive

 

 

London, UK, Monday 14th June 2021, smart parking and mobility technology specialist AppyWay and Morrison Energy Services, a part of M Group Services, have joined forces to provide its London-based Smart Metering teams with enhanced, real-time parking information.

Using specific search criteria (location, start time, and duration), the AppyWay app is delivering new efficiencies and an enhanced customer experience by enabling Morrison Energy Services Smart Metering Field Technicians to see a real-time view of all on-street and off-street parking bays across the London area.

Morrison Energy Services carries out tens of thousands of Smart Metering home installation visits across the UK every year.

For these teams, locating available parking spaces around customer premises in London’s often congested streets is an everyday challenge. Unavailable or restricted parking can potentially lead to a poor customer experience as appointments are delayed or even rescheduled. Lengthy searches for available parking spaces can also have an environmental impact, with wasted miles resulting in unnecessary fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The AppyWay app is providing Morrison Energy Services’ London-based Smart Metering team with an accurate, quick, and simple view of all parking options across the city. The information provided includes resident bay restricted hours, single yellow line restricted hours and paid bay maximum stay limits, ensuring that parking has become a pre-planned activity rather than an end of journey inconvenience.

Jamie Morris, Field Operations Manager, Morrison Energy Services commented: “We are continually reviewing ways to improve our service to clients and their customers by supporting our field technicians and helping to get them to their destination with minimum delay. Parking, particularly in London, is a huge challenge for our technicians and is too often the cause of an abortive visit that then needs to be rescheduled.

The AppyWay app has shown that, with the right tools, we can begin to combat this issue and drive increased first-time job success. We are looking forward to expanding the use of the app to more of our technicians and tailoring the solution to better suit our processes.”

AppyWay Founder & CEO Dan Hubert adds, “We’re thrilled to have joined forces with Morrison Energy Services to improve both field technician and customer experiences through our next generation AppyWay mobile app.

 

Searching for parking in the capital costs businesses in time and money. By providing field technicians with in-depth kerbside intelligence via the app, they are able to plan their parking options in advance including the walking distance from a particular parking bay to the customer’s house. This intelligence enables Morrison’s to reduce the number of rescheduled appointments leading to happier technicians and happier customers.”

 

 

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SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

SPI’s Phoenix Motorcars Appoints Former Blink Charging COO as its SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions

 

 

 

Ontario, CA / June 14, 2021: SPI Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary appointed Ira Feintuch, the former COO of Blink Charging Co. (previously known as CarCharging Group), as its new SVP & Global Head of EV Charging Solutions.

 

Feintuch joined CarCharging Group as VP of Operations and was one of its first employees in 2009, ultimately becoming COO in 2015 and playing a key role in the company’s 2018 listing on Nasdaq and concurrent $18 million capital raise. As COO of Blink Charging, the largest owner/operator of L2 charging services in the US, Feintuch oversaw all infrastructure deployment, partner contract negotiations, engineering and software roadmaps, and supported Executive Chairman and the CEO in designing and delivering the company’s second-generation charger.

 

“I am excited to join the Phoenix Motorcars team as the shift to electrification intensifies and I see a tremendous opportunity for us to build and scale our infrastructure business as we support our exciting fleets.”, said Ira Feintuch. “I am excited to welcome Ira to the Phoenix Motorcars team,” said Joe Mitchell, Phoenix Motorcars CEO. “Last month we introduced our own proprietary line of EV charging solutions that fulfill customer needs from residential applications to high-volume commercial installations. I am confident Ira will be a great asset as we bring these solutions to market and scale sales.”

 

According to Grandview Research, the global EV charging infrastructure market was estimated at $15.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $19.3 billion in 2021 and $145.0 billion by 2028, growing at a 33.4% compound annual growth rate.

 

About Phoenix Motorcars

Phoenix Motorcars is a leader in developing medium-duty electric vehicles for commercial markets with a primary focus on class 3 & 4 vehicles. Phoenix Motorcars strives to provide fleets with clean transportation and renewable energy through advanced technology solutions and

remains committed to excellence in electric vehicle innovation. Phoenix Motorcars offers a range of vehicle configurations, including shuttle buses, utility trucks, service trucks, flatbed trucks, walk-in vans, cargo trucks and school buses. For more information, please visit www.phoenixmotorcars.com

About SPI Energy

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.

For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.

 

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