ParkMobile Partners with Lanier Islands Resort to Offer Parking Reservations for Events and Lake Visits

June 30, 2022

 

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with Lanier Islands Resort to Offer Parking Reservations for Events and Lake Visits

 

 

The partnership launched at the start of summer as Lanier Islands Resort geared up for a busy summer season of events and guests to the area.

 

 

 

Buford, GA – June 30, 2022 – Lanier Islands Resort has partnered with ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the U.S., to offer parking reservations for events and visits to the resort. Reservations can be made in the ParkMobile app and on the new reservation website. Reservations will be available for Lanier Islands Resort events, such as day cruises, live music, and holiday festivities. Those visiting the Margaritaville Water Park or Lanier Islands for a day trip will also be able to reserve parking in advance.

Less than 50 miles from Lanier Islands Resort is one of ParkMobile’s most popular cities, Atlanta, also home to the ParkMobile corporate headquarters. Atlanta has over 1.3 million ParkMobile users and locals frequent the area in the summer. Outside of Atlanta, the app is also available throughout the state in Athens, Augusta, Rome, Savannah, and Valdosta. Overall, ParkMobile can be found in over 500 cities nationwide.

ParkMobile has over 36 million users and is available for both iPhone and Android. Reserving a parking space is quick and easy. To make a parking reservation, a user searches for Lanier Islands Resort in the ParkMobile app or website and selects the location they’d like to park in. After the user books the reservation, it can be redeemed at the location using a mobile pass in the ParkMobile app or a printed permit.

“We are excited to partner with Lanier Islands Resort, our Georgia neighbor, by providing reservations for event and guest parking this summer,” says ParkMobile CEO, Jeff Perkins. “The resort is recognized throughout the state for its lively summertime events, so we hope to make the guest experience even more enjoyable with our reserved parking feature.”

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 devices. 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: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

Denison Parking Now Managing Parking at The Stutz, a Mixed-Use Business Complex in Indianapolis  

June 29, 2022

 

 

 

For parking directions and rates for The Stutz, see Lot A, Lot B, or Lot C

 

 

 

In June 2022, Denison Parking began the management of parking for The Stutz, a 441,000 square foot mixed-use office and creative space in Indianapolis. The historical complex is currently under redevelopment to become a live-work-play destination district which will expand opportunities on the north side of downtown Indianapolis. The facility consists of 3 lots with a total of 350 parking spaces serving tenants and visitors.

“Denison Parking is pleased to provide our signature seamless parking service to this landmark property. The Stutz has long been the home of creatives and an entrepreneurial spirit that is the cornerstone of Indianapolis.”

—C. Perry Griffith, III, President of Denison Parking

Five Fun Facts about Indy’s Automotive History and The Stutz

  • Until 1905, Indianapolis had more auto plants than any city in Michigan. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built to provide auto manufacturers a convenient place to test and highlight their innovations. 
  • The Stutz was built for speed, and the most popular model, the Stutz Bearcat, was known for putting the “roar” in the “Roaring Twenties.”
  • The Stutz automobiles still have a loyal fanbase! The Stutz Club has regular meetups and a mission to preserve and share best practices for restoring and caring for original Stutz motor vehicles.
  • The Great Depression took a toll on small auto manufacturers. The Stutz Motor Company built its final cars in 1934
  • Keeping the Stutz building in good shape paid off. For decades, The Stutz has continued to attract tenants ranging from advertising agencies, artists, technology startups, and law offices. So many artists have made the building their home base that the Stutz Artists Association has become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting gallery exhibitions and educational programs. 

The Denison Difference

Although the Stutz Motor Car Company stopped building cars the same year Denison Parking began operations; we share a connection through Indianapolis’ automotive history. As one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators, we have remained agile and ahead of rapid changes in the parking industry since 1934. Relentless innovation and improvement with uncompromised service to clients and customers are how we have thrived in various markets during turbulent times. 

Denison Parking comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, the company’s long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone is treated like family, from employees to customers and clients.

Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.

For parking directions and rates for The Stutz, see Lot A, Lot B, or Lot C

Concord Parking Expanding to New Brunswick

June 29, 2022

Concord Parking Expanding to New Brunswick

New branch and contract with provincial healthcare networks

 

July 29, 2022 – DIEPPE, NB – Concord Parking is excited to announce its New Brunswick branch rollout and contract with the provincial health networks. Concord will be providing parking management services across New Brunswick for the two networks delivering healthcare to the province: Vitalité Health Network and Horizon Health Network, with a total of 26 sites requiring parking solutions and offering new employment opportunities in the region.

Concord’s office will be at 1080 Champlain St. in Dieppe (a suburb of Moncton), with 3,800 square feet of office space that will be shared with Paladin Security and Paladin Risk Solutions, Concord’s sister companies providing security and risk services to the provincial healthcare networks. The branch will support approximately 300 employees and is currently hiring new staff members. Parking positions are starting at $18/hr. Concord is inviting all New Brunswickers interested in starting a career in parking management to apply for our open positions.

“We are excited to be expanding into New Brunswick and providing parking management solutions to the province’s healthcare facilities. Looking forward to working with our sister companies knowing that Concord’s solution will support their operations. We are proud to add this to our Atlantic Canada healthcare success along with Newfoundland,” said Concord’s President, Michael Murray.

About Concord Parking Ltd.

Concord Parking is an industry leader in electronic license plate-based permitting solutions for a wide variety of industries and markets across Canada and the USA.  We utilize License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology combined with our proprietary cloud-based permitting solution to provide effective permitting and enforcement services to universities, hospitals, municipalities, and both commercial and residential properties. Our modular system, Concord CTRL, streamlines the parking management process and allows our clients to choose only the components they require.  Concord Parking is a division of the Paladin Security Group which employs more than 20,000 employees across 68 offices in 9 provinces and 25 states in North America.

concordparking.com

For more information or media requests please contact: communications@paladinsecurity.com 

Beam Global Awarded New State of California Contract for Rapidly Deployed Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products

June 29, 2022

 

Beam Global Awarded New State of California Contract for Rapidly Deployed Sustainable EV Charging Infrastructure Products

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2022 — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced that the State of California has awarded contract #1-22-61-16 to supply EV ARC™ sustainable EV charging systems through the Department of General Services (DGS) to Beam Global. California state, local and municipal government entities, and government entities in other U.S. states, can purchase Beam products at the California negotiated price, without having to go through a lengthy procurement or technology review process. The award is effective June 24, 2022 through June 23, 2025 and is eligible for renewal through June 23, 2027.

Use of the DGS contract is mandatory for all State of California Departments and is available for use by local California governmental agencies. The state has opened this purchasing vehicle to government entities in all 50 states that elect to use the California contract to buy Beam’s rapidly deployed solar-powered EV charging systems at the same volume price offered to the State of California. The contract includes several configurations of the EV ARC™ 2020, EV ARC™ DC Fast Charging system, the ARC Mobility™ trailer and emergency preparedness accessories. This represents an expansion over previous California contracts to include more Beam Global products than were available on previously awarded contracts.

Off-grid and solar-powered, each EV ARC™ 2020 generates and stores its own electricity, then delivers that energy to power any quality brand level 2 EV charger. Transportable yet permanent, it fits in a standard parking spot without reducing available parking and can charge up to 6 vehicles simultaneously. The ARC Mobility™ trailer is a specialized hydraulic transportation system which enables a single operator to easily relocate EV ARC™ 2020 systems. The EV ARC™ DC Fast Charging system enables DC fast charging in locations with insufficient circuity, no grid connection or excessive upgrade or power costs. The contract includes Beam’s emergency power solutions which provide a secure and reliable source of electricity for EV charging and first responders during natural disasters or other periods of utility grid interruption.

“This new contract with California is at once a powerful validation of our products which the state has been using for many years and also a strong indication of California’s commitment to electrifying transportation and using rapidly deployed, sustainable and robust charging infrastructure products that are made in the U.S. to fuel this new generation of vehicles,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Consumers, companies and governments are adopting EVs at a faster rate than ever and yet we are still just at the beginning of this massive shift. The need for EV charging infrastructure is becoming greater and more urgent every day. Our ability to rapidly scale and deploy EV chargers without construction or electrical work and without utility bills, grid capacity constraints or vulnerability to black-outs, is becoming increasingly recognized as vital to the success of this evolution. We are busier than ever but we’re planning on getting a lot more busy.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom presented a $286.4 billion budget proposal, dubbed the “California Blueprint,” in January. The plan suggests spending $22.5 billion to address the burgeoning climate crisis in the state, allocating $6.1 billion to electric vehicle related initiatives. California also became the first state to commit to effectively banning sales of new, internal combustion engine or gas-powered vehicles by 2035. President Biden signed Executive Order 14008 and subsequent Executive Order 14057 with its accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan which calls for 100% Zero-Emission Vehicle Acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light-duty acquisitions by 2027. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) authorized $7.5 billion to build out a national EV charging network of 500,000 chargers.

California and other state, local and municipal entities can purchase from DGS contract #1-22-61-16, and federal agencies can purchase from GSA Contract Number 47QSWA21D0006. Both contracts serve to simplify the government procurement process and make chosen solutions available at the best negotiated pricing. For more information on Beam sustainable EV charging and energy storage solutions, please contact the BeamTeam@BeamForAll.com or 858-799 4583.

About Beam Global

Beam Global is a clean technology leader providing innovative, sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media. Core platforms include Beam EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® sustainable EV charging systems, Beam AllCell™ high-performance energy storage solutions, energy resiliency and disaster preparedness products and a deep patent library.

Beam EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure systems support any quality brand EV charging service equipment, and Beam AllCell™ battery solutions power micro-mobility, terrestrial EVs, aviation, maritime and recreational vehicles as well as stationery and energy-security platforms.

Beam develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced clean mobility solutions that protect the environment, save customers time and money, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego and Chicago, the company produces Made-in-America products with the mission to Lead the World to Clean Mobility. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW. For more information visit BeamForAll.com, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, to Transition all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution

June 29, 2022

 

 

 

Fort Collins, Colorado, to Transition all Parking Payments to ParkMobile’s Contactless Payment Solution

 

 

Beginning this month, parking payments in the City of Fort Collins will be handled through ParkMobile.

 

 

Fort Collins, CO – June 29, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., is expanding its mobile payment for parking services to Fort Collins, CO, and creating a new lightweight FCParking experience on the web to replace the previous FCParking App. Through the multiple ways to pay, powered by ParkMobile, users will be able to pay for on-demand parking at all paid parking locations in Fort Collins.

“We are excited to introduce ParkMobile to Fort Collins this summer and give our community an easy-to-use payment option for parking throughout town,” said Eric Keselburg, Parking Services Manager for the City of Fort Collins. “By utilizing ParkMobile’s services, we hope to unify the parking experience between the university and the city and make parking in Fort Collins a seamless experience.”

Though this is the City of Fort Collins’ first partnership with ParkMobile, the app is available at Colorado State University, and throughout the state. There are currently over 1.1 million ParkMobile users in Colorado, and the app’s services can be found in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Estes Park, Vail, and more.

ParkMobile has over 36 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, and can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for zone 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 on their mobile device.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Fort Collins as they transition exclusively to ParkMobile for mobile parking payments,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Colorado is a great market for us year-round, so we’re excited to welcome Fort Collins to the family this summer.”

 

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 devices. 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 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application, 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: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

City of Fort Collins Contact: Anna Russo, Public Engagement Specialist for Transfort & Parking Services, aruuso@fcgov.com

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

June 28, 2022

 

 

 

WGI Director of Mobility Ravali Kosaraju Named Young Leader to Follow

By The Institute of Traffic Engineers

 

 

 

San Antonio, TX (June 28, 2022) Ravali Kosaraju, WGI’s Director of Mobility, has been named a young leader to follow by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The 2022 Young Leaders to Follow class is comprised of 23 transportation professionals under 35-years-old who have demonstrated leadership and innovation within the transportation industry and ITE.

“The WGI family is extremely proud of Ravali Kosaraju for earning this important honor,” said David Wantman, CEO of WGI, Inc. “There are over 50,000 transportation planners and engineers in the United States, including 16,000 ITE members, and Kosaraju is one of only 23 professionals to earn this prestigious distinction in 2022. WGI is fortunate to have Ravali as a leader in our firm.”

Ravali Kosaraju is a transportation visionary who understands how traffic engineering and planning, mobility and curb management, and parking combine to impact communities. Through her work in both the private and public sectors, she has become a passionate proponent of mutually beneficial development that works for both the developer and the wider community, and she has become an authority on how to build strong public/private partnerships. At a time when cities and private developers are focused on mobility and the way it is revolutionizing the transportation landscape, Kosaraju is a leader who is helping cities and private developers embrace the changing landscape to create safer, more sustainable, and more manageable roadways.

“ITE provides leadership opportunities to those of all ages, but these members have distinguished themselves at a young age,” said ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati. “They have made significant contributions to ITE’s success, and we look forward to great things from them in the years to come.”

About ITE

Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators, technologists, and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications, and a network of more than 16,000 members working in 78 countries, ITE connects members to a world of ideas, people, and resources. For more information, visit www.ite.org.

 

About WGI

Founded in 1972, WGI is an award-winning national design and professional services firm leading in technology-based solutions for the construction of public infrastructure and real estate development. With 18 offices throughout the United States, the firm is a leading provider of civil engineering services, electrical engineering, environmental consulting, geospatial and land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, MEP engineering services, new mobility, parking solutions, restoration engineering, structuring engineering, subsurface utility engineering, transportation engineering, water resources, architecture, and project delivery. WGI can be found online at wginc.com.

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

June 28, 2022

 

 

CENTERPARK ACQUIRES TWO GARAGES ON 58TH STREET

 

New York City’s Preeminent Parking Owner-Operator Doubles Down on Midtown,  Closes on Two Properties Totaling 40,000 Square Feet of Parking Space

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY (June 27, 2022) – Centerpark, a fully-integrated developer, owner and operator of parking facilities known for converting traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistic centers, today announces the acquisition of two more assets in Midtown, adding 40,000 square feet of garage space to its growing portfolio.

Purchased from Muss Development for $8,250,000, the properties are currently leased by Icon Parking and are located at 58 West 58th Street and 222 East 58th Street in high-traffic districts with diverse parking demands. Newmark Vice Chairman Brian Ezratty represented both sides of the transaction and JLL Managing Director of Capital Markets Brett Rosenberg facilitated the loan from Valley National Bank.

Centerpark has taken a relatively contrarian position within the parking industry, investing heavily in Midtown at a time when other investors are waiting to see how post-pandemic office and transportation trends evolve. The New York-based company leverages deep market insight and proprietary technologies to optimize its assets and adapt in this changing climate.

“We know the demand generators in Midtown are diverse, particularly the 58th Street corridor, which services parking needs for housing, tourism, retail, entertainment, work and more. The long-term fundamentals are compelling to us,” said Gregg Reuben, Centerpark’s CEO.

Located at the corner of Sixth Avenue, 58 West 58th Street is one block from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and over 3.75 million square feet of commercial, residential and hospitality amenities. The 33-story building comprises 168 residential units above two garage levels totaling 22,076 square feet and 120 individual spaces. The current tenant’s lease expires in June 2023, after which Centerpark will assume the space and begin operating.

222 East 58th Street is a 20-story building with 260 residential units and one garage level encompassing 16,152 square feet and 72 spaces. Situated between Midtown East and Lenox Hill, the property is situated in a prime location just one block from five million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, medical and cultural offerings. Icon Parking, the previous owner, has 15 years remaining on its lease.

With the acquisition of these properties Centerpark now owns and operates 20 garages in Manhattan, including a high concentration in and around Midtown. Over the past two years alone Centerpark has invested $100M in parking properties, including the launch of an innovative full-service private parking condominium at 301 East 69th Street where spaces are selling for $199,000 and up.

For more information about Centerpark, visit www.centerparkus.com.

 

 

About Centerpark
Based in New York City and expanding to additional gateway markets, Centerpark LLC is a parking management, technology and real estate investment firm that converts traditional parking garages into modern mixed-use transportation and logistics centers. The company leverages deep knowledge of the parking, transportation and logistics sectors to invest in underutilized real estate and then maximize property utilization with its proprietary technologies and innovative operations strategy that prioritizes both the provider and end-user. The result delivers an unmatched value proposition. Over the past three decades, Centerpark and its principals have built a track record of delivering nearly 30% average returns on its portfolio. Centerpark currently owns, manages and operates 20 properties in New York City, making it one of the largest owner-operators of parking related real estate. For more information, please visitwww.centerparkus.com.

 

ParkMobile Partners with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) to Expand Contactless Parking Payment Options in Louisville, Kentucky

June 28, 2022

 

 

ParkMobile Partners with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) to Expand Contactless Parking Payment Options in Louisville, Kentucky

 

 

As of June 1, 2022, Louisville is now utilizing ParkMobile’s highly rated mobile payment system for on-street parking.

 

 

 

Louisville, KY – June 28, 2022 – ParkMobile, the #1 parking app in the U.S., has expanded its services in the City of Louisville, Kentucky, through a partnership with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC). Through the partnership, ParkMobile is available at 4,800 on-street spaces in town, making parking in Louisville an even easier experience.

“There are plenty of people who use ParkMobile in other cities and now they are able to use the same app when they visit us here in Louisville,” said Tiffany Peebles, Director of PARC. “We’re also excited about the new text to park and Google Maps payment options that ParkMobile provides. We think these will be great for folks who are new to mobile payments and may not want to download an app while they’re on-the-go.”

ParkMobile is used locally at University of Louisville and the Kentucky Exposition Center, as well as in other markets across Kentucky including Lexington, Bowling Green, and Richmond.

ParkMobile has over 36 million users across North America, is available for both iPhone and Android devices, or can also be accessed on a mobile web browser. To pay for zone 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 on their mobile device.

“We’re thrilled that PARC is partnering with us to offer even more mobile payment options in Louisville,” added Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “We look forward to helping the Authority reach its goals for mobile adoption and provide the best possible experience for their residents and visitors.”

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 devices. 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 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application, 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: Mark Lister, SVP of Marketing, mark.lister@parkmobile.io

PARC Contact: Tiffany Peebles, Director, Tiffany.Peebles@louisvilleky.gov

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

June 27, 2022

 

 

Hubris and Ego vs the Beginner’s Mind and Gratitude

 

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
― Shunryu Suzuki

 

Is the NSW syndrome a result of too much ego and expert like mentality?  Isn’t predicting the future a waste of time?  How do we fix the NSW malady?

Since I travelled this past weekend, and after a delay, my flight got cancelled because they were short a flight attendant, I kept thinking about how a shortage in work force is affecting our daily lives.  Including air travel.  Since there were a couple hundred people on my flight and then others who arrived due to their flights being delayed, getting us to our destinations was a challenge.  I was fortunate to only spent a night on the airport floor and getting to my parents only about 9 hours later.  Others, sadly were not able to fly be it to weddings, graduations or other engagement for two or three days.

All of it made me think why there is so hard to find workers, be it for airlines, for shops, for hospitals and elsewhere?  Why so many people have chose to retire early?  I know at least of 3 doctors and my brother, who feel burned out.   The former quit at a young age.  My younger brother is planning to work part time from now on.

Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow says: ““we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”   And since he is a psychologist who won Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, maybe it is all about psychology.  In this case, as covid and the current politics have broken our spirit?   And did we give up?  Do we look within or just point fingers and blame others?

Shunryu Suzuki in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice says: “The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. So when you try hard to make your own way, you will help others, and you will be helped by others. Before you make your own way you cannot help anyone, and no one can help you.”

On ParkNews.biz the article from Atlantic, June 27, 2022 – Air Travel Is a Disaster Right Now. Here’s Why, invites us to look within.  To take some responsibility for our own behaviors and perceptions.  And hopefully prevent what is happening now in the future.

If you have any stories of how to deal with current lack of work force situation.  Or how you and your company maneuver through the challenges, be it travel or hiring, please let me know.

In the meantime, have the most wonderful and blessed Independence Day Holliday Weekend.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

 

PayByPhone Simplifies the Parking Experience in ‘Canada’s Tournament Capital’, Kamploops, BC

June 27, 2022

 

PayByPhone Simplifies the Parking Experience in ‘Canada’s Tournament Capital’, Kamploops, BC

 

 

 

Vancouver, BC –  Residents and visitors to Kamloops, BC can now enjoy a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, PayByPhone now offers safe, convenient parking payment for City owned surface lots across the city. With over 1.8 million annual tourists, ‘Canada’s Tournament Capital’ can now offer a simplified parking journey to these visitors, tourists, and the city’s residents.

 

 

“We’re excited to be introducing contactless parking services to Kamloops with our PayByPhone app,” said Carmen Donnell, Managing Director, NA at PayByPhone. “We are very happy to be working with the City to improve and modernise the consumer’s parking experience. Now when visiting sports teams come to compete, and residents or tourists come to enjoy recreation, events, and downtown Kamloops experience, drivers can use PayByPhone to complete their journey.”

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 50 million drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

“We are thrilled to be working with PayByPhone to provide drivers in Kamloops with a new contactless mobile payment option to our City owned surface lots”said Mo Perri, Community Services Supervisor. “This is an exciting update to our parking landscape that will simplify parking payment for our residents and visitors.”

For more information, visit paybyphone.com.

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone’s aim is simple: simplify your journey so you can focus on what matters most. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, they are one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $641 million USD in payments and over 5 million downloads per year. Available in more than 1,200 cities across the globe, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and safely pay for parking without the hassles of coins, lines, or fines. Their smart, intuitive technology is at the centre of their user-first approach, delivered to make everything as simple as possible. For more information, please visit www.paybyphone.com.

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